The Guardian asks the question that worries the book trade most.
Does film make writers look too glamorous?
"Then there are those who really push the boat out, like Nicole Kidman as Virginia Woolf in The Hours. In order to assume Woolf's elegant yet haughty phizog Kidman relied not just on hair and make up, but went so far as to don a fake nose. The result? An Oscar. She was lucky: it could have gone the other way, with audiences muttering darkly to themselves, "If you're so goddamn beautiful then why do you get to play her?"
Perhaps, however, the Guardian is fretting over nothing.
I need a picture of Martin Amis before the dental surgery to go out on here, but I'm not sure any exist. They tended to dissolve camera lenses.
Some pretties to the right, nonetheless.
Posted by Dave