The Robert Jordan documentary - The Wit of the Staircase

You know when you land here, that you’re on the Earthdawn Blog and that I am a big fan since many years now.

But my main focus in fantasy reading is on the “Wheel of Time” series written by Robert Jordan. The series (in German) has now reached its 34th book, I thought that I am up to date about what is going on. But lately I stumbled upon an article that told me that a documentary called “The Wit of the Staircase” will be released soon. To be exact the imdb says it will be in theatres on October 18th. I even had no idea that a documentary about the life and works of Robert Jordan is planned or just a few weeks away.

So who’s behind the documentary and is it really coming on October 18th? And what is it about?

The Wit of the Staircase" will focus on Robert Jordan's life - beginning with the writer's early years, growing up in Charleston, his tours of duty in Vietnam, his relationship with his wife and step-son, the creation of The Wheel of Time series and its enormous success; as well as his contributions to the fantasy genre

In 2007 Spiral Entertainment has captured one of the last interviews with Robert Jordan. They work on the documentary since then and the actual state of the film is unknown. The homepage of the producer Hunter Wentworth says:

The editing phase of post production  is beginning to wind down with Hunter finishing the first of several "fine cuts". From here we go to colour grading, sound, music, and visual design. The finish line is visible in the distance!

Unfortunately, this is the current status from summer 2010 and no actual status is known. So I am not sure if the documentary will really be released on October 18th. Let’s hope they get it done.

To get a glimpse on what the documentary looks like have a look at this teaser video from 2008 or have a look at the other videos Spiral Entertainment released on their page.

I'll watch for news of Spiral Entertainment on the release of the documentary and post them here. Of course is your info welcome if you know more about the "Wit of Staircase".

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