Hollywood! Adapt This: MAUS

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In writing up yesterday’s indie spotlight on Mila, an animated short film that takes a look at the civilian collateral damage of war, I was reminded of a famous publication that has somehow managed to escape the adaptation machine.  Art Spiegelman’s Maus, a two-volume graphic novel retelling the war-time horrors of a Holocaust survivor, remains the first and only comic book to win a Pulitzer Prize.  Maus was originally published in 1991, so one might wonder why a movie adaptation hasn’t already happened.  Is Hollywood too squeamish for the source material?  Is the concept of using cartoonish animals to illustrate the evils of the Holocaust too confusing for young audiences?  Hit the jump to find out.  Hollywood!  Adapt this: Maus.

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