Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Genius, a film

Genius, a film starring Colin Firth as Maxwell Perkins, and Jude Law as Thomas Wolfe.

Set during the 1920's - so there was NO bad language in this film, how refreshing.

Jude portrays Thomas very well indeed, as did Colin as the world renowned editor Max, who "discovered" both Ernest Hemingway, and F.Scott Fitzgerald.

Thomas Wolfe had been turned down by numerous publishing houses, until his 5,000 manuscript is read by Max.  Over the course of this film Max and Thomas become "friends". Max is a thorough editor, and Thomas is a good "student" in learning how to self edit.  

Thomas wrote only 2 books.

Well worth watching,

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