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Tuesday, December 5, 2006 12:34 pm
Francis Ford Coppola’s William Faulkner’s Dracula
Posted by: Keir Graff

As I’ve said before, I’m nothing if not untimely. But a good story is a good story, even if I’m an eternity-on-the-Internet 20 days late. Daniel Kraus, Associate Editor of American Libraries, forwarded this to me, saying that I’d probably read it already and that it was probably too old to mention (and that was a week ago). No on both counts, Dan.

From Who’s ready for William Faulkner’s ‘Nosferatu’? (Los Angeles Times):

But here’s the kicker: Faulkner, the Pulitzer and Nobel prize-winning writer of “As I Lay Dying,” “Light in August,” and “Absalom! Absalom!,” had harvested his astonishing talent to write … a vampire film.

Even more amazing, somebody’s planning to film it. But because it’s Faulkner, they plan to┬áchange the setting from “an anonymous Eastern European location” to the Deep South.

As long as they don’t name the vampire “Vlad Snopes.”

One Response to “Francis Ford Coppola’s William Faulkner’s Dracula”
  1. Ruthie Black Says:

    I met WILLIAM FAULKNER in the ’60s when I visited in New Orleans. At The Absinthe, where there was no dance floor and no music playing, Faulkner came up and said, “May I have this dance?” We had drinks and he told me about the filming of “Intruder In the Dust.” On our way out of the bar, my boy Freddy came up to me. Faulkner looked at him, stopped in his tracks, and said “Chick Mallison.” He left us on the sidewalk and went back into The Absinthe. Freddy always ruined things.

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