Paging Baz Luhrmann . . .
Editor-at-large for Los Angeles magazine and occasional New York Times writer Amy Wallace has an absorbing article, "Deep Inside Baz Luhrmann's Creative Chaos" (NYT, February 7, 2014), fascinating for its depiction of the orderly method to his chaotic madness in filmmaking. But for me particularly of interest was this information:
He has long talked of making a film version of Mikhail Bulgakov's 1966 novel "The Master and Margarita" -- a satire about Satan, in human form, roaming the streets and infiltrating the atheistic bureaucracies of 1930s Moscow. (His working title: "Sympathy for the Devil.")That would be a great film . . . but I suggest he first take a look at my Bulgakovian satire, The Bottomless Bottle of Beer, and consider turning it into a film!
Maybe I ought to send him a memo . . .