Why The Moviegoer is not a Movie

by Ron Shelton

A faithful but uncompelling trans­lation of Percy’s novel to film is exact­ly what the world doesn’t need.

There are enough bad movies and precious few great novels. Let us allow that one of the signs of The Moviegoer’s greatness is that it cannot exist in any other form.

Binx Bolling was right. The movies always “screw it up.”