He's giving away film rights?

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Here's an interesting interview with Jonathan Lethem, who is giving away (sort of) the film rights to his upcoming novel that's about to be released. There's some interesting notions here, and I have to say that I gravitate toward what Lethem calls “Sesame Street cooperation.” I know the world is not so simple as that, and even Lethem indicates that it won't be so during the entire scope of his dealings with his chosen film maker, but I understand the urge to do something like this. I even applaud it. I'm so sick of big business and the legalese that controls our life that I want to scream (in fact, I do sometimes, but that's another story). I would love to form the same sort of partnership with a filmmaker someday.

Now if only I can get a bestselling book out there…