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Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Brain Freeze

I must apologize for being late with my blog entry this month! My only excuse is that I was spending some time down south in Dallas with my mom for an extended spring break, and when I got back to Chicago, the cold weather simply gave me a big brain freeze.

Since moving to Chicago (where we had SNOW two days ago), I'm always surprised when March rolls around and we still have to wear our parkas and mittens. I grew up in Dallas, so part of me, my inner-Tex-Mex girl, says I'm crazy for living north of the Mason-Dixon line. When I was a kid, March was a time when it *might* actually get warm enough to dip your foot in the pool. Here, the pool is still frozen!

At any rate, I've got news! Wuthering High has been optioned by a movie producer who is interested in making it into a movie. Of course, these things are always a long shot, so there are no guarantees of it actually being made and showing up in a theater near you. Still, it's exciting news.

And this is all because of Zoe, a very astute 13-year-old, who convinced her stepmom to read Wuthering High. One thing led to another, and now it's been optioned! So, a big thanks goes out to Zoe! You've got great taste in books!

Since we're on the topic of books made into movies, what is your favorite? I have to say that for me, it's a tie between Ralph Fiennes' "Wuthering High" and Colin Firth's "Pride and Prejudice." What can I say? I'm a sucker for the classics.

What's your fav?

5 comments:

jennifer echols said...

Cara, that is wonderful news! CONGRATULATIONS! Zoe rocks!

Two of my favorite movies ever were actually better than the books they came from, imho: What's Eating Gilbert Grape, and The Sheltering Sky. But that doesn't happen very often!

Stephanie Kuehnert said...

First of all, Cara, I had absolutely no idea you live in Chicago! So do I! We should totally hang out and do joint events and all sorts of fun stuff! And at least is is gorgeous out today, though who knows if that will last.
Congrats on your option! I agree with Jenn, I love What's Eating Gilbert Grape. I also think Trainspotting was done really well especially considering it's a pretty nonlinear book. Also I happen to know the author and know he's happy with it, so that's a plus!

Jenny O'Connell said...

There's actually a book I'm afraid to read because I dont' want it to ruin one of my most favorite plays - Wicked. Saw they play, never read the book. Everytime I see the book I'm so tempted to buy it but I'm afraid it will force me to see all the flaws in the play, which I was content to overlook.

I don't know if anyone else knows this, but Cara's first adult book was made into a TV movie, so my question for Cara is, were you happy with the result? And big congrats on the new deal!!

taltebrando said...

Congrats, Cara! That's fantastic news.

I'd have to say that Emma Thompson's "Sense and Sensibility" is an all-time fave adaptation of mine. I also think that the movie of "About a Boy" was better than the book, and I liked the book a lot.

alex mcaulay said...

CONGRATS!!! That's awesome!! :)