[percy-l] Percy-L Digest, Vol 77, Issue 3

John E. Riley jeriley at uark.edu
Mon Sep 13 15:21:07 EDT 2010

This is exciting news, especially for those of us who are fans but never got to meet Percy--I notice from 
the clip that there is home-movie- style footage of Percy interacting with his family, etc.
He did so many interviews but those can only hint at the personal qualities.  I'm thankful for YouTube,
where one can see the 1989 address at Notre Dame--a very moving and revealing (ten-minute) statement about the
man and his work if you have not seen it:

My question re. the documentary: How did the filmmaker get the cooperation of that impressive cast of people?
Was it charm, money, powers of persuasion, ancestry?  Mr. Riley, (we share the same last name) do you
care to answer? Inquiring minds--mine at least-- would like to know.

And on the subject of Percy and film, I'm reminded of passages in Tolson's biography that tell
of the tortuous and ultimately fruitless attempts to translate several of the novels into film.
Maybe it's the power of suggestion but I've always thought The Moviegoer had great cinematic potential.
Perhaps now New Orleans Post-Katrina could be the setting for Binx's search.  I think Love in the Ruins and 
Lancelot--told in flashback, of course--might also translate well to film.

Thanks again to all those who continue to keep this list alive with your informative and timely posts.

John Riley
Reference & Index Arkansas
Mullins Library
University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA
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   1. Re: Walker Percy: A Documentary Film (David Hidalgo)


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Thank you to all the people involved in the making of this film on such an
important subject; I relish the opportunity to see the entire film in the
comfort of my home, among my Percy memorabilia.

Kindest regards,

David Hidalgo


tel. 914.949.6966

cel. 914.262.7872

DH at HidalgoandCompany.com

From: Douglas Mitchell [mailto:mitchdl at email.unc.edu]
Sent: Saturday, September 11, 2010 7:01 PM
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Subject: Re: [percy-l] Walker Percy: A Documentary Film

The previews look tremendous.  You have a great eye.  I am really looking
forward to seeing the whole thing.

On 9/11/10 12:00 PM, Winston Riley wrote:

Walker Percy: A Documentary Film is now finished. The New Orleans Film
Festival will screen the film in October, followed by a screening at Loyola
University, New Orleans, later in the year. It will also be available on DVD
in November. I'll post more information soon.

Thank you.

Win Riley


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