> I think the lesson for those of us who are not a phenom like JK Rowling
> is "don't believe in the good will of producers, take the money and run,
> or don't." Most authors take option money or film rights money and use
> it to pay for writing time. (I remember Sara Paretsky saying on the
> radio that even though the flick V.I Warshawsky was nothing like her
> books, it made it possible for her to write another book, and she was
> grateful. A woman of supreme sensibility, or amazing diplomacy.) Le
> Guin probably doesn't need the money to finance her next book, and so
> the disappointment she feels at what she sees as bad faith is likely
> much more bitter.
And you are still bitter because "Jousts and Tournaments"'s rights turned
into A Knight's Tale, right?