Starting Out in the Evening
I love Brian Morton's novel Starting Out in the Evening and am ambivalent about the film. On the one hand, I really don't like it all that much; the adaptation never even hints at many of the nuances there on the page, and it takes a couple of liberties that seem in poor taste.
On the other, if it doesn't get an Oscar nomination for Frank Langella, then I am going to lose all faith in the judgement of Hollywood phonies, and that is going to be a sad day.
But it was a happy one when Brian Morton agreed to the interview that runs in my column today.
(Photo of Frank Langella
playing Leonard Schiller
impersonating me in a few years)
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