Wednesday, November 13, 2002

Ok, see if you can follow this:
Adaptation weblog - "A weblog by a man about a film about a man writing a film about a book about a woman writing about a man..."

Here's what seems to be happening. Jason Kottke is the author of the Adaptation weblog. He's blogging about the making of a movie, ADAPTATION, that is a (true?) story about two screenwriters trying to make an adaptation of Susan Orlean's non-fiction book The Orchid Thief.
The Orchid Thief

The Orchid Thief tells the story of John Laroche, an orchid enthusiast and an orchid thief. I read the book a while ago and found it amusing, full of strange people and orchid facts. The movie looks strange and amusing in its own way. Nicolas Cage plays two twin brothers, who are the actual screenwriters of this bizarre, self referential story. The movie opens December 6th. It's on my list of movies to see.

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