Show Me Your Teeth


One of the beautiful things about adapting your own work is that you can do things a little differently than you did in the original story.

I’m not saying that—if I could go back—I would reshape the landscape of the Jukebox story. The contrary actually; there isn’t much I would change.  Except for one thing in particular…

*SPOILRER ALERT IF YOU HAVEN’T READ THE NOVEL*

Harper needs to show us her teeth.  And Grace needs to work harder to get Harper back. Specifically when they see each other for the first time in Harper’s backyard and night at the beach, when they’d had too much wine.  The edges are too soft for the wounds Grace inflicted.  This is based on my own intuition after rereading and some notes from close friends about my initial draft of the screenplay.

I just took another pass and I believe the sharpening of those pearly whites is a beautiful thing!

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