PODCAST: Why Flannery O’Connor’s Fiction Is So Hard to Adapt for Film

Despite being one of the most beloved and respected American writers of 20th century, Flannery O’Connor’s work hasn’t really made the jump from the page to the screen many times save for John Huston’s strange retelling of her first novel, Wise Blood. On this latest episode of Ryder + Flye, Jason Diamond talks with South Towards Home author Margaret Eby about the possible reasons why O’Connor’s work might not be right for movies, being Catholic in the South, 70s cinema, Harry Dean Stanton, and much more.

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