“I remember the very first time I saw Kristen Stewart and Rob Pattinson together, when they were younger, and I thought, Those two kids could have easily played us when they were first starting, Kristen has a very special quality. She’s not conventionally beautiful, but very charismatic.”
–Patti Smith, on who she’d like to have play herself and Robert Mapplethorpe in a film adaptation of her memoir, Just Kids. She also said that maybe Mia Wasikowka and Saoirse Ronan would do, but says she’d actually prefer an unknown, since she and Robert were “unknown.” [NYMag.com]
It might seem like all we read around here is Tumblrs about Ryan Gosling. That’s only the partial truth: most of us are pretty huge bookworms. The Frisky staff is constantly lending our most loved books, swapping recommendations, and just in general being big-ass nerds. We’re not the kinds of blog that keeps you up-to-date on all the best new books that were published in 2011. But we can keep you in the loop about the best books we loved to pieces in 2011 and we think you will love them, too.
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Dear Film Industry,
Hey there! What’s up? I heard a rumor that you are working on a biopic of Patti Smith‘s memoir, Just Kids. Wow! I can’t say I’m surprised. It was a bestseller, winner of a National Book Award, and my favorite book of this year, aside from Freedom, which you will probably make into a movie too. But that’s not what I wanted to say. I wrote to beg of you, please don’t ruin this book by making a slick, star-studded movie. Keep reading »