This is too cool not to blog. The cinetrix reports that in a 1956 interview with the Paris Review, William Faulkner, who wrote the screenplays for To Have and Have Not and The Big Sleep, was asked if he would like to make another movie. His response?
Yes, I would like to make one of George Orwell’s 1984. I have an idea for an ending which would prove the thesis I’m always hammering at: that man is indestructible because of his simple will to freedom.
Like the cinetrix, I wish I could’ve seen that ending. Back in my previous incarnation as a literary critic, I wrote a master’s thesis on Faulkner’s As I Lay Dying, and he’s still one of my favorite twentieth century novelists, so I’m simply fascinated by this bit of news.