Paths of Glory: Screening the Novel

2020-04-23T00:17:38+01:00April 21st, 2020|CINEMA|

While Kubrick and writers Calder Willingham and Jim Thompson have changed the focus and toned down some of his narrative’s brutality, Cobb yet remains the ultimate source of the film’s drama and of most of its ideas.

The Power of Adaptation in Apocalypse Now

2019-12-27T11:02:51+00:00November 8th, 2019|CINEMA|

In The Power of Adaptation in "Apocalypse Now" Marsha Kinder critically compares and contrasts the film and the novel. In this article, Kinder states that "Coppola rarely hesitates to change Conrad's story-setting, events, characters-whenever the revision is required by the Vietnam context."

ADAPTATION OF AN AUTEUR: TRUFFAUT’S JULES ET JIM (1961) FROM THE NOVEL BY HENRI-PIERRE ROCHÉ – by Stuart Y. McDougal

2018-02-19T17:40:42+00:00February 19th, 2018|CINEMA|

In 1956, François Truffaut was browsing in a Paris bookstore when his eyes fell on a copy of Jules et Jim by Henri-Pierre Roché. He was immediately drawn to the title and, as he studied the jacket, intrigued to discover that it was a septuagenarian's first novel. At the time Truffaut was twenty-four and supporting him­self by writing film criticism for Cahiers du Cinéma and Arts. He purchased the novel, took it home, and pored over it until, like a character in Fahrenheit 451, he knew it by heart.

LOLITA – A Screenplay

2016-10-02T23:48:32+01:00July 2nd, 2016|CINEMA, LITERATURE|

Prefazione di Vladimir Nabokov alla pubblicazione italiana della sceneggiatura che ha scritto adattando il suo romanzo. Kubrick utilizzerà ben poco di questa versione ma lascerà ugualmente a Nabokov il credit di unico autore dello script

HARRY GREY – MANO ARMATA – Testo italiano

2019-08-26T21:06:06+01:00May 16th, 2016|LITERATURE|

Italian translation of Harry Grey's novel The Hoods (it. Mano Armata), published by Longanesi. The book was the model for the film Once Upon a Time in America by Sergio Leone. MANO ARMATA Romanzo di HARRY GREY Traduzione dall'originale inglese The Hoods di Adriana Pellegrini Edizione Longanesi Milano CAPITOLO I [...]