Can machines select the next book for you to read? In this view of the future, a book's DNA can be compared to your “reader DNA,” and the bookseller – no longer a human but a machine automatically channeling books to you – is guaranteed growing sales forever.
Mavis Gallant's What Is To Be Done? -- the movie!
One of Linda Leith Publishing's fall books is Mavis Gallant's only play, What Is To Be Done? When our friends who run All Lit Up asked for ideas for blog posts, we put together a proposal we hope they'd go for in the "Character Study" category, imagining the play as a movie and having fun casting it. This all was Carmelita McGrath's work, and she packed it off last week. So now look what they've done. Those brilliant women have not only used the post, but have included a movie poster for it, with an image of Joe Stalin a cast to die for:
WHAT IS TO BE DONE? starring Chloe Grace Moretz
Abigail Breslin James McAvoy and
Meryl Street as Mrs. Bailley
Music by Karen O
Based on the play
WHAT IS TO BE DONE? BY MAVIS GALLANT
A LINDA LEITH PUBLISHING PRODUCTION
DIRECTED BY TERRY ZWIGOFF