Over the past 30 years books and movies have slowly become less realistic as technology has got more involved. A character getting lost does not really happen anymore as they can pull out their smartphone and use Google Maps. Scenes of characters searching in a library are now replaced with searching via Google or online archives. Ronan talks to thriller writer Sean French about this and more.
Sean talks about film casting, Hitchcock, Brian DePalma, violence in movies, technology ruining movies, Cary Grant. Sean also talks about books having their own kind of suspense and action, certain writers don’t translate well to movies, Stephen King, never remaking great movies, movies with cast ensembles, and the Great Escape.
More about Sean French:
Sean French was educated at William Ellis School in London and then went to Christ Church, Oxford. He is married to Nicci Gerrard and has four children. He was the Deputy Literary Editor at the Sunday Times between 1984-1986, Theatre Critic on Vogue between 1982-1986, Film Critic for Marie Claire between 1989-92 and Columnist for the New Society/New Statesman between 1986-2000. In collaboration with his wife Nicci, he writes the successful novels under the name Nicci French.
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