Friday, February 17, 2012

As I Lay Dying--Movie?

About 15 years ago, I read Faulkner's As I Lay Dying for school. I was enraptured from the beginning to the end.  While I was reading, I kept picturing Brad Pitt as Jewel, the youngest of the brothers in the novel, and to this day one of my favourite heroes in literature.

A movie version of the novel was released in 1956, but I can't find any pictures of Robert Lansing as a young man playing Jewel.  Now, if they were to make a movie now, I don't know whom they would cast to play this character.

I am not even sure why my mind was so fixated on Brad Pitt.  I'm not even a fan.  Well, I wasn't at the time.  Can't say that I am one now, but I definitely was not one then.