If you look over to your left (my right from where I am inside your monitor) you will see the delightful news that my Homelanders series has been optioned for film by Summit Entertainment. What a wonderful opportunity for you to click here and buy one of the books for the young adult in your life.
But it’s also an opportunity to wonder whether the left wing cultural tide of the last fifty years is at last turning. Those who know the movie business know that I will have precious little control over whether the Homelanders films will, if made, reflect the values of the novels. But who knows? It could happen. And if it did, it would be less amazing now than, say, ten years ago.
My Pajamas chum Roger Simon wrote an excellent column on this subject after the Motion Picture Academy turned its collective back on the anti-American Avatar in favor of Summit’s pro-military Hurt Locker and Sandra Bullock’s turn as a heroic Evangelical Christian in Blind Side. Roger urges conservatives to stop complaining and start writing their projects. Myself, I would say start writing your projects–and keep complaining! This is a rock we’re pushing uphill and if we let up on the pressure for even a moment, it’ll come right back down on top of us.
And by the way, in keeping with that subject, to those who watched my Klavan on Culture Oscar video and said, “Klavan, you should write these films,” my response is: I’m a novelist first and foremost and I hope you’re supporting that massive cultural effort by clicking, er, here.