Just found out that the movie "Genius" is playing in select theatres. (I looked it up and there are only two theatres that are showing this in the Atlanta area. Looks like I will see it when it makes it to TV!) It is based on the book by A. Scott Berg about Max Perkins, the publisher of Thomas Wolfe. If you would like to read an article about this, then I have a link for you at one of my very favorite magazines, "The New Yorker", you may read it just here.
Max Perkins had a great problem in getting Thomas Wolfe to edit his writing (as you can see from the following clip.) Me thinks that J.K. Rowling could have used a Max Perkins! (I do like the Harry Potter books but come on, those last ones were just way too long. I am sure my son would disagree with me and perhaps many of you, but this is my belief. I just bet Max Perkins would agree with ME!)
This film looks very much like one I would like to see. Funny thing, most of the actors are from either England or Australia! Colin Firth plays Max Perkins and Jude Law plays Thomas Wolfe. ( I have read criticism of the Southern accent that Jude Law tries for, but personally, I think it is quite good. Thomas Wolfe from that time period would have sounded quite differently than the accents we hear today.)
Now, may I just say...COLIN FIRTH...wow, he is just an incredible actor, truly! If any of you see this film, let me know what you think. As I said, I am sure I will have to wait and see it on TV!