From Johanna Schneller of The Globe and Mail:
Link: Sarah Polleyâ€™s Alias Grace adaptation the right fit for Canadian TV
Sarah Polley, the Oscar-nominated, Canadian writer/director/actress, spent 20 years thinking about how to adapt Margaret Atwoodâ€™s sprawling novelÂ Alias GraceÂ for the screen. She spent her own money to buy the rights when they came available. Then, she spent nearly two years writing, often in snatched hours during her childrenâ€™s naps. Continue reading.
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After too much over-analyzing of two Margaret Atwood novels in a first year Can lit class, I avoided Atwood novels like the plague. I regret that because I may have missed out on some great literature. Everything Sarah Polley said about this project makes me that much more interested in it. I am extremely interested in the Canadian immigrant experience (just last night I spent 8 hours combing through the Western Canadian land grants database in my quest for my family’s genealogy) and I always support the telling of a Canadian-set historical-based story on television. Kudos to Sarah Polley for making it happen and kudos to CBC for pursuing Canadian stories, unlike two other big media conglomerates I will not name that tend to pursue generic North American settings and stories.
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