Which is more important: a book or a film?
A recent book by the author of a film about a real life police officer who became a star, has won critical acclaim.
The story of a police officer in New York City, named Michael “The Stink” Schlosser, has made headlines for years as a story of redemption for an otherwise troubled city.
But the movie was criticized for its depiction of the city’s police force, and the book was criticized by some for its portrayal of Schlossers wife, Marla, and their family.
This week, Al Jazeera spoke to the author, a retired NYPD detective and the author’s mother, about the two works.
This is what she said.
Al Jazeera: What is it about your work that attracts so many people to it?
Rene Plant: Well, I’m a detective and I’m trained in the arts, in acting and in journalism, so I know how to do things and I’ve done them for a long time.
But when I read about a police person and I think, Oh my God, this is really a real story, and I can relate to it, I don’t want to let myself get distracted by what I’m reading about.
Al Jazeeras: Do you have a favorite police story?
Plant: I don.
I was reading the book and I was thinking about the story of how my parents separated, how I got into trouble, how my father was an alcoholic and I ended up living in a halfway house, and it was just so sad and tragic and sad.
So I thought, Well, that’s what I want to tell you.
I think I can tell you a couple of stories.
The first is about my mother.
She was a really tough mother and she never let her emotions get in the way of her job.
She had a big job to do.
She never let my emotions get the better of her.
She knew that I had a bright future.
So she made sure that I knew about that, and she knew that her son had a good future ahead of him.
Al jazeer: So the book has had a lot of critical acclaim and you’ve won awards.
What’s the difference between that book and the film?
Plant : I don´t think it has any difference in the quality of the story.
What the book does has a lot more to do with the emotional impact that it has on me, how it affects me, the way it impacts my family, and what it’s like for the person who is the subject of it.
So it is a really hard book to describe to someone who hasn’t read it.
I just want to say that it is very moving and I really hope that people can be moved by it.
Al JAZEERAS: The book has a couple scenes that you haven’t played.
But have you had any conversations about them with other actors?
Plant s: Oh yeah, we have talked about it.
The scene that was played in the film, we talked about a lot about it because it was a moment in time and we knew that the scene had to be very clear and in a way that people could see it, and that was really important for us.
It is important to remember that there is no reason that this movie has to be this way, and we didn’t want it to be anything but a true story.
So there was a lot that we talked in a lot.
But there was also a lot, too, that was very personal for me.
It was really a great moment.
So when we were talking about it, we were really thinking about it and we were actually really trying to think about the film as well.
Al JaZEER: How did you come to work with Martin Scorsese?
Plant: It was a dream come true for me to work on a film with the director.
He is an incredible filmmaker and he has a great sense of storytelling and so, it was very exciting.
He asked me, “Do you want to be in the movie?”
And I said, “Yes, absolutely.”
And he said, And then I got a call and I got the phone call that he called me on and he said that he was going to send me an assistant.
And he was like, “Oh, well I can do that.”
And so we went into the script and I had to get a script from him, and he sent me the script, and they worked on it for a month and a half and then they started shooting it and it happened, and then it was released.
Al jaZEERas: Was it difficult for you to be the lead of a movie with Scorses name on it?
Plant h: It is not so much that I have to be a lead actor, I just need to play the part.
But it is different for me, because I have worked with some of the best actors in the world, so it is difficult.
And for me personally,