New Screenplay, "DUTCHESS COUNTY": Story of Washington Irving and "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow"
is a bittersweet tale inspired by the life of America's original storyteller, Washington Irving (1783-1859). When his sweetheart's father urges him to find a "real profession," struggling writer Irving embarks with his best friend, painter Washington Allston, on an odyssey through the magical Hudson River Valley. There Irving finds the inspiration and subject matter for his beloved stories "Rip Van Winkle" and "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” and the wisdom that helps him weather the storms of life.
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"The screenplay effectively marries Washington Irving's literary journey with his legendary literary creations, Rip Van Winkle and Ichabod Crane. Also of interest is the enduring friendship that develops between the two Washingtons, that is, Washington Irving and Washington Allston. A delightful read.
About the author:
Michael De Sapio is a writer and musician from Alexandria, Virginia. His articles on music, religion, and cultural history have appeared in Fanfare
, and The Twilight Zone Museum
. Michael's first screenplay was The Incredible Life of Joey Coletta