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Miami, U.S.A. — When Tom Wolfe releases his new novel, Back to Blood , this week nationwide, his many fans and readers will also be privy to the story behind his new book in the first-ever documentary about the iconic American writer and his craft.
Titled ‘Tom Wolfe Gets Back to Blood‘, this independent, full-length film takes a close look at Wolfe, a master satirist, as he meticulously researched the book in Miami. It features footage of Wolfe meeting with countless sources, hitting the streets in his dapper wingtips and signature white suit, and keeping a close eye on what drives this sultry, immigrant-filled city.
“Tom Wolfe Gets Back to Blood” represents a new era in multimedia literature. The film is the first full-length documentary that accompanies the release of a major novel. The Miami Herald gave the film three stars out of four.
Award-winning journalist Oscar Corral tracked Wolfe over four years of researching and writing the novel to produce the documentary, which is currently airing on PBS stations in multiple U.S. Markets. The film is sponsored in part by Little, Brown and Company, The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, and Washington and Lee University.
Tom Wolfe told the Associated Press in a recent story on the project: “Oscar will go anywhere and ask anybody anything, which is one of the main keys of being a good reporter,” adding Corral also instinctively knew when to turn off the camera so as not to interfere with an interview.
“We are enhancing the enjoyment for readers, who are craving access to more information than ever,” Corral said. “People can now read Tom Wolfe’s latest book side by side with this documentary on the same mobile device. This film can enhance the literary experience on iPads, Kindles, Nooks, and other e-readers on the market today.”
The film is being distributed in select theaters through Emerging Pictures. It will also be available in November on the internet for video-on-demand via BigStar.tv, Amazon.com; and in DVD through Cardinal Publishers Group.
For more information and to see the trailer, visit http://www.tomwolfemovie.com.
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