What kinds of characters draw you in as a reader? And as a writer?
Like most people, I’m fascinated by characters who are completely flawed personalities, riven by anguish and doubt, and are psychologically suspect. Wait a minute — basically that’s everybody, isn’t it, in life and on the page? As a writer, I’m drawn to characters who, for one reason or another, seem to find themselves desperately out of joint, alienated but not wanting to be, and ever yearning to understand the rules of the game.
Fascinating. “riven by anguish and doubt…psychologically suspect…desperately out of joint, alienated but not wanted to be…”, I thought that was a description of me! 🙂 Peter O’Toole looked like a ravaged and dissolute saint.
Everyman. Which I guess in the updated version would be every person.
Wasn’t he? I mean a dissolute saint.
We like the same kind of people! Must be a “family” trait. Loved Lord Jim.
I think it was one of the rare occasions when I preferred the movie to the book… WAY preferred.
Again we are on the same page!
Baby, we live in the same book!
…..soon to be a major motion picture!
Hey, you two – get a room! Bwahahaha!
Shove over, George! We’re moving into your book, now!!!
Bought the film recently and have not seen it yet.Have seen before but so many years ago.
What I love about seeing films I’ve nearly forgotten is the sense of rediscovery.
I read the book 2x but never saw the movie. Looks like I’ve been missing out and best get it!
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