RARA-AVIS: Paul Auster and the Flitcraft episode

From: William Denton ( buff@pobox.com)
Date: 11 Apr 2004

Paul Auster was interviewed by Eleanor Wachtel on CBC Radio One's "Writers and Company" today. He said director Wim Wenders asked him to write a movie based on the Flitcraft episode in THE MALTESE FALCON. (Wachtel had him explain it--the story of the man who was almost killed by a falling beam--for the audience.) The movie didn't get made, but he used what he had as part of his new book ORACLE MOON, where a character named Bowen (or something like that) is almost killed by some granite falling off a building.

The show will be available here for a week if you want to listen to the whole interview:


THE FLITCRAFT EPISODE. It'd make a good short movie or half-hour TV show.


William Denton : Toronto, Canada : http://www.miskatonic.org/ : Caveat lector.

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