I was just watching season 1 of Hell On Wheels, and then put on this film and there's Colm "Betcha U2 are shitting themselves" Meaney, 25 years younger. It's a timeless, beautiful film, John Huston's last, and reminding me a bit of Ingemar Bergman's Fanny and Alexander.
The story takes place in Dublin, 1902. Zombies are roaming the streets. A group of friends gather for a last christmas dinner, trying to ward off the darkness. The zombies finally break through the doors, and help themselves to the dinner guests' brains. Anjelica Huston manages to escape with her husband. They hole up in an empty hotel and she tells him the tragic story of her first love. Then the husband turns into a zombie and eats her brain, as the snow is falling faintly through the universe, upon all the living and the dead.
Ha! That would add some action. Though perhaps a thoughtfully quiet zombie flick is what the genre needs. If you hadn't already done The Living and the Dead, I'd say this could be a future book of yours.ReplyDelete
Yes, too bad, coulda made some money doing James Joyce zombie books.ReplyDelete
Hmm. I dunno. I think it still might be pretty spectacular if you did a zombie homage/adaptation of, say, Ulysses? Finnegan's Wake?? (It's a wake! There're bound to be zombies!) Of course, it would probably take you the rest of your life. But if YOU came back as a zombie, you just might be able to finish it...ReplyDelete
Make no mistake, though: I'd love to read your adaptation of Ulysses. Having started trying to read the novel three or four times and never getting more than 15 pages or so, it would probably be the only way I'll ever read it!ReplyDelete
Ulysses is on a (pretty long) list of books I haven't read yet. Some day...ReplyDelete