January 16, 2004

On Adapting for Film

[via IFP] New York Women in Film and Television is sponsoring a panel titled The Art of Adaptation on Jan. 28 in New York, thank you. In fact, it's at the Alliance Francaise/French Institute, East 60th St, so even I can stumble out of bed and wander on over by, um, the 6:30 start time.

IFP members and others get $5 off the $20 registration fee. NYWIFTies get in for a mere $10.

Related: Jason Kottke made a sweet weblog for Susan Orlean's view of Adaptation.

This panel may be payback for the last adaptation panel I attended, a misogyny-tinged but hilarious and enlighteneing discussion sponsored by Harper's Magazine. At the New School, a lone woman, Susan Minot, squared off against David O. Russell, David Foster Wallace, Todd Solondz and Dale Peck. Editor/moderator Lewis Lapham complained about Leonard [sic] DiCaprio, while everyone else discussed James Cameron at length.

Alas, with no known tape or transcript, this panel only lives on in our hearts. And in this funny weird/funny haha DFW-centric account from some delusional DFW groupie chick ("He's trying so hard to be everyman, when we all know he's uberman... poor Dave."). Quelle surprise, it's written in the overly footnoted style of the uberman himself.

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