Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Rudolfo Anaya's "Bless Me, Ultima" Being Made into a Movie

Read more here: www.variety.com

BLESS ME, ULTIMA has been challenged/banned historically and is also a novel on former First Lady Laura Bush's Top 10 Reading List for All Ages.


  1. I love this book. It will be interesting to see how the movie tells the story.

    A nearby school district just banned the book from their curriculum. I don't understand why they chose to do it. I reread the book to see if I missed something that could be "offensive" but found nothing. http://www.modbee.com/local/story/586369.html

  2. I too am very excited about this news. It is one of my favorite books.

    I already know the film will not be like the book and I can understand why. Some visions in the book, like the giant gold fish, just translate better when read.

    I am excited; however, to see that Carl Franklin who directed Out of Time and One False Move is at the helm.

    I do not feel that the film needs a 'Hispanic' director to be true to the story. I do though hope it captures some of the beauty, history and culture of northern New Mexico like The Milagro Beanfield War did.


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