When a movie becomes a novel…

What is the connection between FG Pictures and Armando Curcio Editore? It all began with the script of a movie.

“Mò Vi Mento – Lira di Achille” is a tangled combination of lines, current events and romanticism that aroused the interest of the historic publisher. Founded in 1927 by the intellectual Armando Curcio, now as it was then, at the base of its philosophy there is the certainty that culture, curiosity and knowledge are able to engage single individuals and groups as well as people and institutions. So, to promote books and culture means to invest in the growth of an industry that can affect the production activities of the country, so, to enhance knowledge means to generate wealth at every level. That is why, in the most ancient shelves, wrapped in the scent of culture, we find the cinema that looks for inspiration among different novels. Since its origins, the seventh art has had literature as its muse. The trend of successful books becoming movies has always been strong and it is even stronger in the last few years because of the many literary sagas that have inspired lots of screenwriters and directors. The case of “Mò Vi Mento – Lira di Achille” is precisely the opposite. The screenplay has already been written and the movie has already been shot. This time the novel will become a transposition of the movie. Francesco Gagliardi, already co-director and co-author of the movie script, is now putting in writing the book that will be released in Italian bookstores, published by Armando Curcio Editore, in conjunction with the theatrical release of the movie. Elena, Achille, Massimo, Cinzia, Quagliano… the characters of “Mò Vi Mento – Lira di Achille” are now coming to a new life, not through images, summarised in 100 minutes, but through the power of writing. In this way we tell a story using different means of communication, creating, through art, distinct products and tasting that story in every possible way, using the eyes, the ears and, most of all, the heart.