As Maud noted, Jose Saramago’s Blindness is set to be made into a movie, with Fernando Meirelles ("The Constant Gardener" and "City of God") directing and Mark Ruffalo as the doctor, Julianne Moore as the wife. If there are two actors I’d rather see in a (hopefully) artful adaptation, I can’t think of who they’d be. Both Ruffalo and Moore have the chops. As for the book, amazing, though I had to leave it unfinished – this was in grad school that I was reading it, and I never did get back to it, not yet. My wife loved it, speaks very highly of Saramago in general – I think she’s read two or three of his other novels – and picked up Seeing soon after it was released in paperback, but found it a bit heavy for an exhausted pregnant person to be slogging through at bedtime, and so we remain The Family That Puts Aside Saramago.