Robert Geller's What If Someday I Could Make A Movie puts to rest the tired clichAc about adaptations of books-qwhich was better, the film or the book?q As a teacher of literature and screenwriting he cites his motivation for attempting the impossible. His memoir details the struggles he faced in bringing America's finest writers to the screen. Without apology, he affirms his passionate affinity for the written words that shaped his teaching career and his loving fascination for movies that helped to shape his life.From intuition to script, to the daily production struggles, his memoir describes the challenges confronted while bringing Baldwin, Bellow, Hemingway, O'Connor and Updike to large viewing audiences nationwide, hoping to acquaint readers with masterful storytellers.Geller's commitment to a personal dream enabled him to gather an unmatched array of talent-Teresa Wright, Robin Williams, Blythe Danner, Jerry Stiller, Tommy Lee Jones and Ron Howard who joined with him to create twenty-four critically acclaimed films.I listened politely, poked at my western omelet and promised to think hard about the position, then get back to them pronto. Within a week I did and offered my thanks and a diplomatic cop out of a sort. This was n_ot the job for me and never anbsp;...
|Title||:||What If Someday I Could Make a Movie|
|Publisher||:||iUniverse - 2005-11|