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Richard MacAndrew responds to questions about Blood Diamonds.
Q. Did the film Blood Diamonds inspire the book or vice versa?
A. I wrote the book before I knew about the film, so the film did not inspire the book. I’d like to think that the book inspired the film but I don't think that’s likely either! I feel sure that Leonardo Di Caprio has never read my book, nor the writers of the screenplay.
Q. Have you seen the film and if so, did you like it?
A. I have seen the film. I thought it was good. Read more...
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