Take two: Your turn

Andromeda is trekking through new territory for me, and I’m excited to be tagging along. There was a little talk – nothing came of it in the end – of a film option for my first novel. But even the talk was exciting. There’s something about projecting a story, about seeing it come to life, that has to be immensely satisfying for any writer.

Now for your turn: Which Alaskan book (sure, you can include your own) would you most like to see made into a film?

8 thoughts on “Take two: Your turn”

  1. I agree, though I wonder what Hollywood would do to the ending. I think Lesley Thomas’s Flight of the Goose, which I just finished reading, is another good candidate – lots of action, love interest, cultural and spiritual issues, classic tragedy in many ways. Screenwriters would probably add a comic element, but that’s okay – worked well for Shakespeare.

  2. I’d like to see “Ordinary Wolves” or “The Last Frontiersman” made into movies….but only if they were filmed in Alaska.

  3. Mention of Alaska’s Last Frontiersman makes me think also of Kim Rich’s Johnny’s Girl, which I didn’t realize had been made into a movie.

  4. Tundra Philosopher

    Ordinary Wolves, would definitely be on the top of my list. NORTH TO THE SUN, would be interesting as well, though that is non-fiction. I also wouldn’t mind seeing TWO OLD WOMEN on screen. And for spooky and creepy…one that I’ve pondered looking into optioning and writing the script for: BUTCHER BAKER. That should probably also top the list of books NOT to turn into movies to promote Alaska!

  5. I love this Your Turn thing (we’re planning to do it periodically). I’m learning about great books I didn’t know were out there – in this case, North to the Sun. Reading the review from Kirkus, it sounds like it would indeed make a compelling movie – sort of an Into the Wild with a seasoned Alaskan and a hopeful ending. And Butcher Baker – hadn’t thought of that one. I wonder if it has been considered for film – television, even? If the crimes were more recent, I’ll bet we’d see it on Dateline or 48 Hours.

  6. I also agree that “Ordinary Wolves” could be great — if done well. If done poorly, ugh. I don’t want to imagine the result.

    I’d like to see John Straley’s “The Big Both Ways.” It’s so atmospheric, if a moviemaker captured that, it could be good. The social-political context of the settings in the story are interesting and not widely known.

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