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A match made in heaven?

I noticed an item on Fishbowl NY, GalleyCat's sister blog that the Coen brothers are planning to make a movie from Michael Chabon's The Yiddish Policemen's Union. Wow! That should be interesting!

I wonder if the Coen brothers have ever made a SFWA member's work into a movie before?

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tomdoyle
Feb. 14th, 2008 08:35 pm (UTC)
Oh Brother, Where Art Thou? was inspired by Howard Waldrop's A Dozen Tough Jobs -- which the Coen bros. acknowledged by naming one of the characters Howard Waldrop.

karen_w_newton
Feb. 15th, 2008 01:44 pm (UTC)
I had forgotten that one! I suspect you know the Coen brothers' oeuvre better than I do. But wait, I thought that movie is usually considered a retelling of the Odyssey, while Howard's story is the Labors of Hercules. Both mythic, but not the same myth. OK, I checked and the Wikipedia entry for the movie credits both sources.

Why did LJ not send an e-mail when you entered this comment? With everyone else's comments I get an e-mail.


Edited at 2008-02-15 03:21 pm (UTC)
tomdoyle
Feb. 15th, 2008 05:24 pm (UTC)
Yep, that's why I said "inspired by." Not enough of a connection to put any money into poor Howard's pockets (so far as I know), but I think the old movie buff appreciated the nod of acknowledgment.
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