In Tune with “The Soloist”

Last week, we suggested that The Soloist, which landed at #25 on the Amazon list after an NPR interview, is a book to watch. Additional attention comes to the book this week, with Dana Goodyear’s five-page article in the New Yorker about the making of the movie. Unfortunately, the story is not on the New Yorker‘s site, so we can’t link to it, but it’s worth seeking out in print. Much of the book and therefore the movie takes place in L.A.’s Skid Row. Director, Joe Wright (Atonement), insisted on casting the local street people as extras. Goodyear writes about the movie’s impact on their lives as well as on that of the soloist himself.

The movie is scheduled for release around Thanksgiving.

The Soloist: A Lost Dream, an Unlikely Friendship, and the Redemptive Power of Music Steve Lopez

  • Hardcover: $25.95
  • Publisher: Putnam Adult (April 17, 2008)
  • ISBN-10: 0399155066
  • ISBN-13: 978-0399155062
  • Audio CD: Unabridged, $19.95
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks, (May 1, 2008)
  • ISBN-10: 1433215225
  • ISBN-13: 978-1433215223
  • Audio Cassette: Unabridged, $44.95
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks, (May 1, 2008)
  • ISBN-10: 1433215217
  • ISBN-13: 978-143321521

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