Susan asked Frances Mayes:

You have probably answered this before... but how did you feel about the final cut of the movie "Under the Tuscan Sun"? Was it an accurate reflection of you and your book? I saw the movie first, then read the book. I went on to read "The Discovery of Poetry" and made a study of it. Truly enjoy your work!

Frances Mayes Thank you. Accurate? No. Movies and books are never the same universe. However, I did like the movie and the basic experience was the same as the book. So nice to hear that you studied THE DISCOVERY OF POETRY. Thanks.

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