Friday, April 24, 2009

Best books: James Toback

Award-winning screenwriter and director James Toback named a best books list of six favorite literary works that have figured into his films.

One title on the list:
Complete Tales & Poems of Edgar Allan Poe (Vintage, $18)

In When Will I Be Loved, I have an actor read “The Bells” out loud in the background as Neve Campbell walks through the courtyard of New York’s Museum of Natural History. Poe’s rhythms reign! No poem in the English language comes closer to fusing literature and music.
Read about all six works on Toback's list.

--Marshal Zeringue