Celluloid Diaries: Interview on Suko's Notebook

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Interview on Suko's Notebook

melissa george

Below is an interview I did for Suko's Notebook about my latest release A Good Man and its movie adaptation.
 
Suko's Notebook: In December of 2010, I first interviewed Vanessa Morgan, after having read her unnerving novella, Drowned Sorrow. I'm thrilled to present another interview with this writer in which we discuss her latest project A Good Man currently in preproduction with Radowski Films. It's about Louis Caron, a vegetarian who cares about homeless people, animals and the future of our planet. If Louis seems too good to be true, then trust your instincts, because he has a sinister side as well - in fact, he's a vampire. The story, the screenplay, the film - it all sounds very exciting to me!

Suko's Notebook: Which actors would you choose if there were to be a Hollywood remake of A Good Man?

Vanessa Morgan: I think Steve Buscemi would be brilliant as Louis Caron because he is odd and charming at the same time and he can be funny without losing depth. For the other characters, I would choose Melissa George as Emma and Jim Sturgess as Vincent.

Suko's Notebook: Superb casting choices, Vanessa! Steve Buscemi, in particular, is a wonderful, quirky character actor. I'd love to see this film, either the original version and/or as an American remake in the future. It sounds like it would be quite entertaining! Why did you write the screenplay for A Good Man (Un homme bien) in French, originally?

Vanessa Morgan: The Belgian production company Radowski Films asked me to write a screenplay for them about a vampire. It had to be in French because they already had some French actors in mind to star in the movie.

Suko's Notebook: How many languages do you know, anyway?

Vanessa Morgan: I speak Dutch, English, French, Spanish, and a little bit of German. I love writing in different languages and I have already written stories in English, French, and Dutch.

Suko's Notebook: Impressive! Very likely, each language influences your writing in numerous and various ways. Also, what is it about vampires? I want to know why America and Europe are so intrigued by these mythological beings, who have demanded center stage since the publication of Dracula in 1897. What do you think?

Vanessa Morgan: Although vampires have always existed in literature and film, that obsession with vampires is actually a quite recent phenomenon that started with Twilight. There have never been as many vampire movies and books as now. Modern vampires are handsome and sexy, whereas the vampires in mythology are ugly and evil-looking. The Ghanan Asasabonsam vampire, for example, has iron teeth and hooks for feet, which they drop from tree tops onto unsuspecting victims.

Read the rest of this interview at Suko's Notebook.

23 comments:

  1. The vampire myths that Morgan speaks of are fascinating, and very frightening! I am also impressed with her knowledge of languages! Very wonderful interview!

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  3. Very impressed with all the languages she's speaks! I tried French for four years and can barely say hello!

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  5. YAYYYY! go Vanessa! You totally deserve this, and I can't wait to watch you soar :)

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  6. I love the vampire craze as well. Very impressed with your foreign language talents!! I've been told that, once you learn three languages, your brain has formed so many extra neural pathways that it is actually easier to learn subsequent languages!! People have an easier time picking up 4th, 5th, and 6th languages (and more) than a 2nd or 3rd.

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  7. Love to read and am always carrying books around with me! This sounds like an interesting book about vampires and I know I would enjoy reading it, would keep me up until I was finished it...

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  8. I found the number of languages Vanessa speaks astounding.

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  9. Just read a shortstory about a little league coach who was coping with having the first vampire boy sign up to play. The werewolfs were more accepted so the better the boy played the worse the parents and opposing coachs handled it. Anyway, the vampire trend is taking different turns and it makes for interesting reads.
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