AV Club: What would be your dream screenplay adaptation, if you had access to any literary property?
Bret Easton Ellis: Actually, it would not necessarily be a good book, because I don’t think good books make good movies. A really good novel was conceived as a novel, and not as a film. I don’t see any point in trying to remake, over and over, The Great Gatsby. The book is a book that obviously works. I think it’s interesting to take ideas and material from books that aren’t very good, pulpy books and genre books, and then elevate it into a really good movie.
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