In America, a movie adaptation is an infinitely higher honor than a Pulitzer, especially for fiction. Hardly anyone can name even a handful of the winners.
A Coen Bros. movie adaptation is a higher honor than just about anything, anywhere. I'm very excited for that. And to see what becomes of The Road, but it looks like that's a ways off.
Follow-up . . . I just went to the Pulitzer wikipedia page (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2007_Pulitzer_Prize). I had no idea there was a Pulitzer for music. Kudos to Ornette Coleman for winning this year's!
If it hasn't already happened, I hope one of the Stranger books editors will live slog the Oprah book club episode on "The Road". I really want to see how these people make the transition from "The Secret".
And the Pulitzer for criticism once again does not go to The Stranger...
The Road is the best thing in years...since Blood Meridian, probably. But No Country is SO underrated. They should have tapped Rob Zombie to direct, the Coens can't navigate such darkness.
The Coens were also attached to Elmore Leonard's "Cuba Libre" at one point. Like many veteran directors, they tend to secure the rights to more books than they could ever possibly adapt, like Martin Scorsese with his Dean Martin and Walter Winchell bio-pics (he opted for Howard Hughes instead).
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