September 29, 2005

What Hollywood could do for New Orleans

Simple. The great New Orleans comic novel A Confederacy of Dunces has been in Hollywood Development Hell since even before its official publication a quarter of a century ago. No novel since The Maltese Falcon has had more perfect movie dialogue already down on the page, yet the business has repeatedly failed to get its act together and make the damn movie.

In the wake of the flood, the movie industry should resolve that it will bring intense pressure on all the different players who own a piece of the property to get them to resolve their differences and to film the novel on location in New Orleans in 2007. And to film it right, too, with Philip Seymour Hoffman, not Will Ferrell, as Ignatius J. Reilly.

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