Saturday, October 15, 2016

Gore Vidal Books and Movies

I remember him as constantly on TV, usually making some droll pronouncement, and then plugging a book or film. He even Acted in some. His X-rated 1970 "Myra Breckinridge," with Raquel Welch and Rex Reed, was made from his remarkably depraved and yet oddly best-selling 1968 novel.

Gore Vidal died in 2012, at the age of 86


  1. Was MAGICAL MONARCH OF MO to be animated or live action?

  2. Short answer - I don't know, but I'm guessing Live Action.

    Longer explanation - There have been Animated TV productions of course, but Animation costs at least twice what Live-Action does, takes a long time to bring to the screen, and needs a careful workflow, for it to turn out well.

    This was a TV special, written in 1960, the year "The Flintstones" aired as prime-time Animation, and I remember that fact was mentioned in every article about the show.

    If "Magnificent Monarch Of MO" were planned as Animation, they would have mentioned it, and you would definitely have heard about it.

    Live action is my guess. Thanks, Matthew!