Sunday, May 10, 2009
Donna Leon Characters
Have you read any of these books? Each are an easy read; genre of suspense with a little comedy thrown in. But, the characters are rich with personality. I commented on this with Annie(Churches in Venice, http://www.slowtrav.com/blog/annienc/.
'Annie, I thought the same about the colorful characters - think one of these novels with the idiosyncracies of each main character would make a great movie/suspense/comedy! Who would play Guido Brunetti (Paola, Chiara, Raffi), his sidekick, Vianello, and the fashionista administrator, Elltra?'
If you are familiar with the subjects of these novels, it might be fun to choose an actor for these parts. For fodder:
Guido Brunetti, Ben Affleck
Paola, his wife, Julia Roberts
Elltra, Christina Applegate
Vianelli, Matt Damon
Vice Questore Giuseppe Patti, Michael Douglas
Brunetti children: Raffi and Chiara: hmmm?