I’m looking forward to this movie — Duos of ‘Genius’ — about legendary editor Maxwell Perkins and authors Thomas Wolfe, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Ernest Hemingway.
Biographer A. Scott Berg, left, and screenwriter-producer
John Logan (Mel Melcon, L.A. Times)
Quote: “[Wolfe] was . . . famously undisciplined, turning in manuscripts in overflowing crates; his books came into being only with his editor’s perceptive eye, and steady, patient hand.”
By author/biographer A. Scott Berg and screenwriter John Logan, and starring Colin Firth as Perkins and Jude Law as Wolfe.
As an editor myself, I have looked up to Maxwell Perkins for many years. But to imagine a movie made about editing books? Even I would have laughed.
Here’s a link to Carolyn Kellogg’s LA Times story about the movie: http://www.latimes.com/books/jacketcopy/la-ca-jc-genius-berg-logan-20160523-snap-story.html