I came across a Web site that I thought would be right up everyone's alley here. It's a really well-thought-out blog (the opposite of this mess we call Exfanding Your Horizons) focusing on writers and the would-be movies based on their work.
The name of the site is My Book, The Movie, and it features interviews with authors such as Pat Rothfuss (The Name of the Wind) and Shaun Tan (The Lost Thing).
On the site, authors talk about who their ideal directors, actors, and screenwriters would be for potential film adaptations of their writing. It's pretty cool, and it's fun checking the site out to see if your favorite author is up there, talking about a book you've read and cast in your own head.
Many of the authors on the site skew a bit towards the fringe of the mainstream, so (for the moment, at least) don't expect to find books by the heaviest of hitters. Still, for people like me, the site provided more than a few familiar names talking about their ideal cast.
The coolest part of the whole deal is the fact that professional writers think about their books in ways similar to how their fans think about their books. It's refreshing and I, for one, found it fascinating.
It's an interesting site, and a perfect weekend distraction. Go. Have fun.