Are you there, Hollywood? It’s me, Judy Blume
The Palm Beach Post - almost 5 years
It took two decades for Judy Blume to see her book 'Tiger Eyes' adapted for film. (Washington Post file photo)
It took Judy Blume two decades to find someone, anyone, who had the passion to make Tiger Eyes, her beloved novel of a young woman’s coming of age through grief, displacement and self-discovery, into a movie.
Turns out he was very close by.
"I’m always looking for someone with passion, in any (situation) in life, from who to donate money to, to who to trust with your book being adapted into a movie," explains Blume, the famous children’s author of Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret, Blubber, Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing and others.
"I needed a person who really had an understanding of it," adds Blume, whose books have guided young readers through issues ranging from racism to divorce to menstruation. "If that person happens to be your grown-up son, then OK."
That filmmaker, indeed, was her son, Lawrence Blume, who with his mother will present the big-screen v
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