Why make a documentary that is nearly as much fiction as fantasy, and why deliberately attempt to blur the two?
Is the movie as good as the book? Often, the answer to this perennial question is a flat “No.”
André Aciman and Debra Granik discuss the art of adapting literature to film.
Director Luca Guadagnino announced that he is planning to adapt Bob Dylan’s 1975 album Blood on the Tracks for the screen.
n the 1946 film The Big Sleep, based on the Raymond Chandler mystery of the same name, Carmen—the promiscuous, drug-addicted younger sister of Lauren Bacall’s character—sizes up Philip Marlowe, played by Humphrey Bogart, and asks him, “What are you, a prizefighter?” Bogart responds, “No, I’m a shamus.” “What’s a shamus?” she inquires. “It’s a private detective,” he answers. Yes, Bogart is using the Yiddish version—more popularly spelled “shammes”—of the Hebrew word, “shamash.”
Zaki arranged a pop-up studio/cafe outside a small organic grocery with three cameras, a table and chairs. Then, she waited.
209 rue Saint-Maur, Paris, 10ème—The Neighbours opens with shots of a Parisian tenement building as a mother tells her child the story of the three little pigs. The comforting voice-over drifts off as the mother pig tells her children that she cannot care for them any longer, foreshadowing themes of separation, struggle, threat and terror that are still relevant today.
Gilda Radner brought laughter and love to audiences all over with her skits on Saturday Night Live and her one-woman Broadway show.