Here’s the movie based on John Silveira’s famous (or at least semi-famous) Backwoods Home classified. After making a big splash at Sundance, it’s headed for theaters this summer. Yayyyyyy, John!
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naturegirl — Exactly. John probably would never even have revealed that the ad was his, except that so many others were claiming authorship or just using it without credit. When he did admit it, turned out the filmmakers were already looking for him. That’s one cool coincidence.
Novel. You mean John’s novel? I understand he’s got several in the works, but the one he had hoped to publish this year is back in rewrites, unfortunately.
Claire, if I remember the story correctly those were the beginning sentences of a novel he was writing (or had written or wanted to write or something LOL) and he grabbed it to put in the ad because it was already written/ready to go….I’ll have to go back and find it and see if I have it wrong, old age *sigh*……
Anyway, I always thought it ironic it became famous before it had been used in it’s original intention…..
I hope the movie lives up to the expectations but I refuse to get all worked up about it. The last time I was hyped was for a movie from one of my favorite TV shows, Firefly which turned out to be a major letdown. As Spider Robinson wrote “Time travelers, strictly cash.”