Dec 14, 2006

The perils of adapting great fiction into film

Just a quick note about a nice article from Slate, outlining the development hell that has surrounded John Kennedy Toole's comic masterpiece A Confederacy of Dunces. As for myself, maybe it's just one of those novels that should never be adapted. Sure, Fight Club worked, and The English Patient, but what about Catch-22, Breakfast of Champions, and Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy? All wonderful novels, all slightly tarnished by the well-meaning but ultimately flawed attempts to both capture the essence of the book while creating a visual interpretation of the unfilmmable elements.

Read the article in its entirety here.

No comments:

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...