Thursday, September 13, 2012
Interview With An Author – Jack Caldwell
1) Your own favorite Austen character and why?
Jack: Captain Frederick Wentworth, RN. While a dashing war hero and a successful leader of men, Wentworth suffers from the all-too-human sins of jealousy and resentment. His treatment of his once and future love, Anne Elliot, is real and timeless. However, he is a strong enough character to overcome his disappointment and bitterness and court Anne anew. This is a MAN.
2) Your Favorite Austen book?
3) Which actor would you chose to be YOUR Mr. Darcy and why?
Jack: Since my novel takes place in 1870s Texas, Hugh Jackman or Antonio Banderas quickly come to mind.
4) Who would be your perfect Elizabeth?
Jack: For the same reason, Anne Hathaway or Rachel Weisz.
5) Your favorite book of all time by any author?
Jack: Its non-fiction: William Manchester’s Volume 2 of his epic biography of Winston S. Churchill, “The Last Lion: Alone.” I regret that Manchester did not live long enough to finish the series.
6) Your favorite Austen film or TV adaption?
Jack: The 1980 BBC version of “Pride & Prejudice.”
7) You are having a dinner party and can invite four Austen characters which would they be.
Jack: Capt. & Mrs. Wentworth, Mr. & Mrs. Darcy.
8. Why have you chosen them?
Jack: They are my two favorite couples, and the conversation would be stimulating and amusing.
9) Which character would you like to play in a film?
Jack: Nothing from Austen. I would like to play Sir Thomas More in Robert Bolt’s “A Man for All Seasons.”
10) Tell us about your next planned book (whether Austen related or not).
Jack: In the spring, my sequel to “Pride & Prejudice” and “Sense & Sensibility,” “The Thee Colonels,” comes out. Basically, I send Jane Austen’s fighting men to war—in particular, Waterloo. The novel stars Col. and Marianne Brandon, Col. Fitzwilliam, Anne de Bourgh, Caroline Bingley, Mr. & Mrs. Darcy, and an original character—the dashing and dangerous Col. Sir John Buford.
A Very Big Thank You To Jack:
So What would Hugh Jackman and Racheal Weisz Look like as Elizabeth & Darcy.? I made a quick sketch of them to see.
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