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From Early Romantic to Post-postmodernism, there are plenty of literary lunch tables to sit at. Find out which one is the best fit for you!
You might never sit at the Algonquin round table, but you can still find out what literary movement would have best suited you.
Written by Miguel de Cervantes in 1605, the story is about a lower class aristocrat named Alonso Quixano who goes insane and comes to believe that knights, maidens and dragons exist in real life.
Sources tell Variety the plan is to give the film a “Pirates of the Caribbean” vibe with the possibly of creating a franchise. Disney is about to release its fifth “Pirates of the Caribbean” film next year after the previous four installments have grossed more than $3 billion dollars combined worldwide.
The thing about Don Quixote is that it needs the undercurrent of sadness to work. Not sure Disney will be able to pull this off.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Witherspoon’s advice will trade heavily on Southern culture—the “peach cobbler and pecan pie” kind, not the “Confederate flag” kind—and its blend of “style, grace and charm.”
Hmmmm. Witherspoon seems pretty damn savvy to me, so I hope this has a little more of an edge to it than this article suggests.