Slate keeps up with the latest musings on the seemingly nonstop attempt to bring this book to the screen.
I recognize the primacy of even mediocre movies over books as cultural touchstones but honestly, the many pleasures of Toole's book will never work on film.
The collected talents of everyone in Hollywood will still only serve to turn a comic gem into a wretched, steaming pile of #$!*+#*$!?!.
Just walk away from it and don't look back.
Stick to replacing our love affair with penguins.
Posted by Dave