Peter Murray Murray de Sharah Jatan, Rajasthan , India
Dad first introduced me to White's The Once and Future King and to the recording of the original Julie Andrews, Richard Burton musical. In 1967 I took Chicago Public Transit downtown with friends to see the filmed version. In 1978 I picked up a copy of the original's "sequel", The Book of Merlin, in Oslo. In 1980 my girlfriend and I went to see the revival, one of Burton's last performances, at the McCormick Place Theatre. In the meantime, inspired by White's book, I got into the Matter of Britain as an intellectual hobby, reading Tennyson, Chretian, Wolfram, Malory, Weston and many other books on the subject. Like the vampire legends, Arthur and the Grail have proved inexaustible.
A great twist on the YA novel... I thought the supernatural aspect of the book was going to be so lame but I read it all almost in one night, I was so into it. I want to buy the screenplay rights... I already have the soundtrack decided.