A late day delivery that not only has lit, Ann Joslin Williams' linked story collection, The Woman in the Woods (Eastern Washington Univesity Press, 2007)--winner of the 2005 Spokane Prize for Short Fiction, but also the movie, In the Soup--winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the 1992 Sundance Film Festival.
I discovered the writing of Ann Joslin Williams via the writing of her father (a name you've seen around here the past week as I accumulate his books and you'll soon see a review of the first one read--Thomas Williams). I am looking forward to dipping into this collection and am pretty sure I won't be able to wait until May (National Short Story Month) to finish a couple of stories within at least.
I saw In the Soup at the Detroit Institute of Arts theatre probably not too long after it came out. I think about five of us went and a few of us loved it and a couple wondered aloud what they were just witness to.I've looked for it ever since and finally bit the bullet and ordered it online. Directed by Alexandre Rockwell, the cast includes Steve Buscemi, Jennifer Beals, Seymour Cassel, Sam Rockwell, Stanley Tucci, Will Patton, Debi Mazar, Jim Jarmusch and Carol Kane. It's b&w, an absurd comedy. Buscemi's character has a 500 page movie script he can't figure out how to make and Cassel's character is a fast talker that says he'll take care of the money, and has some crazy ideas on how to raise the money (and make the film). Looking forward to watching it and the extras (3 different full-length commentaries, behind the scenes home-movies shot by Buscemi and deleted scenes).