May 29, 2002
Post #1489 – 20020529
Dear Mr. Pinkwater,
I recently sent you a postcard, which resulted in your sending me this e-mail address. First, I want to thank you for resonding to my query; it’s very gracious of you considering I’m a total stranger. Anyway, by way of brief introduction, I am a high school teacher in Fairmont, WV. I taught theatre for many years, and have written a few short plays. I really like your books; my wife introduced them to me, and now that I have children, I get to read some of them all over again. I especially like Lizard Music.
Which brings me to the question I referred to in my postcard: I know that there is a film version of the Hoboken Chicken Experiment, and a stage version of Lizard Music, but has there ever been a film treatment of Lizard Music? I think it would be a great movie, a natural for a young audience. It’s got a great premise, and the visual elements would be really terrific. How do you feel about this idea? Has anyone ever approached you about such a thing? What would be your response?
I would appreciate any response, though I don’t deserve it, seeing as how I’ve intruded upon your private life. Thanks for your work!
Xavier A. Garcia
To tell the truth, I'm not terribly intrested in movies or TV adaptations of my stuff. I let some activity go on for purposes of possibly enhancing my income. I have an agent who entertains offers from established Hollywood entities, (and they are entities). If you have money, you can play. I don't even want to hear about it.