|Brad Dourif as Hazel Motes in Wise Blood|
Good Country Pictures is dedicated to producing TV and film projects that help their audience rediscover 'mystery and manners.' GCP presently owns the TV and film option rights to most of the works of Flannery O'Connor and Charles Williams. Already underway is a feature film of O'Connor's 'The Violent Bear It Away' and a TV series of her short stories. A film treatment of Charles Williams' 'All Hallows' Eve' (1941) is also in progress.I've recently written a bit about Flannery O'Connor (there's lots more I'd like to say, when time allows); if you visit Good Country Pictures' Facebook page, you'll find links to various resources online that will help you learn more about both these writers. A number of Flannery O'Connor's works have been adapted for television (not very successfully); they are also the favorite subject of amateur filmmakers -- just take a look on YouTube and you'll find plenty of videos made by students, indies, and other O'Connor enthusiasts. By far the best made and best known adaptation is John Huston's feature film of Wise Blood, in which a very young Brad Dourif was brilliantly cast as Hazel Motes (the Criterion edition is available on DVD).
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Labels: Charles Williams, film adaptations of literature, Flannery O'Connor, Inklings, metaphysical novels