Picture of the Year?

I just finished “The Yiddish Policemen’s Union” by Michael Chabon. The book is real good, detective stories is not normally my cup of tea (with a few exceptions) but this one resonates with me. It has a counter-factual history backdrop, but presented in a very subtle manner and leaves one thinking there should be some sort of appendix.

Also it’s dark and hence the title of this post. It’s silly but I can best describe the book as a “film noir” and it didn’t take long before I started thinking someone should make a movie based on the book. At this point I checked IMDB and guess what? The Coen-brothers are writing and directing the picture, scheduled for theatres in 2010. Excellent story, brilliant directors – sound like a recipe for a great movie.

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