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Friday, April 16, 2004

Off the road 

The Telegraph (free subscription required) has a piece about Francis Ford Coppola's failure thus far to make a film of Jack Kerouac’s "On the Road", the rights to which he acquired in 1968. Er, Francis, you know I said you could have the rights to "People Die"? Well I changed my mind! Also in the Telegraph, under international news (well she is French!), a piece on the reaction to the book of Catharine Deneuve's film diaries. The legend is shattered, said one of the kinder reviews. Another said the diaries, make Marilyn Monroe look like an intellectual. To which all I can say is, Arthur Miller never complained!
Meanwhile, the Guardian has the great news that the British Library is going to put its audio archive online. The piece includes a link to some beautiful audio of Arthur Conan Doyle talking about the creation of a certain sleuth. Quite humbling really.

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