Exclusive: Paul Weitz Adapting Ann Patchett’s Bel Canto

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You know the students who never did the reading and managed to get by using CliffsNotes? That was me – except in the case of “Bel Canto.” The Ann Patchett book is based on the Lima Crisis of 1996 – 1997 during which revolutionaries invaded the Japanese ambassador’s home in the midst of a party and held the guests hostage for 126 days. In Patchett’s book the story is relocated to an unnamed country and focuses on a birthday party thrown at the vice president’s home for the chairman of a major Japanese electronics company called Nansei. Key characters include Nansei chairman, Katsumi Hosokawa, his translator, Gen, and renowned American [ Read More ]

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