Directors who pen their own screenplays are a dime a dozen. The Coen brothers write their own films as do Paul Thomas Anderson, Jia Zhangke, and Jim Jarmusch. And while there are a number of novelists who have tried their hand at directing, from Michael Crichton to Norman Mailer, few filmmakers have done the reverse and written a novel. Today we highlight a few that have.
John Sayles, director of Eight Men Out and Brother from Another Planet, has written a number of books, most recently the tome A Moment in the Sun. The expansive work chronicles American life at the dawn of the 20th century and clocks in at nearly 1000 pages. Continue reading “Movie Mondays: Writer Directors”