One Writer’s Daydream Directors

Normally, I would put an interview up today, but I figured everyone is probably madly scrambling doing holiday/christmasy things so I thought I would indulge myself. I’ve watched the trailer for The Hobbit.  Who hasn’t?

Sigh … Love that deep, melodic male singing.

Since this is the silly season I’ve compiled a list of the directors I would like to see turn my books into movies/TV series. Here goes:

Peter Jackson. Why? Because he took LOTR and did what I did when I read it for to boys. He picked the narrative high points. He knows how to craft a story. Have you seen The Frighteners?

Allan Ball. Why? Because I’m impressed by his interpretation of Charlaine Harris’s books – the humour, the exploration of prejudice and the humanity. A very perceptive man.

Guillermo del Toro. Why? I find his sensibility fascinating. Look at what he did with Pan’s Labyrinth and the backstory of Hellboy 2. Something can be both beautiful and frigthening.

So there you have it. This is what writers daydream about when they should be writing …

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11 Responses to One Writer’s Daydream Directors

  1. Awesome post, Rowena.

    I would add Alfonso Cuaron, as Prisoner of Azkaban was just beautiful to look at :)

    Funny, my daydreams are usually about soundtracks. I’ve never daydreamed about actors or directors. Maybe because I am so absolutely talentless when it comes to music? Composers are mysterious creatures to me. More mysterious than the ones working on the visuals. I want a Howard Shore (LotR) soundtrack. John Williams, Hans Zimmer, Alexandre Desplat (Deathly Hallows) or Rachel Portman (Chocolat) also highly desirable :)

    Ahhh, thank you Rowena for that little interlude of listening to classical film scores in my head :)

  2. Or maybe some Finnish Operatic Metal for KRK?

  3. You guys know so much more about music than I do!

  4. ShadowWrytr

    *sighs, daydreaming* I love your choices. Pan’s Labryrinth was an amazing film that had me close to tears by the end. If there was anyone else to suggest, I’d say Steven Spielburg – because his mind is one I’ll never fully understand. It’s incredible the ideas he comes up with, and see everything he creates. Hey, if I ever end up working higher up in the film industry, I’d love to work on one of your books! I’m a makeup artist – just finished my diploma. ^^ I think that would be awesome.

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