Movies of NYRBs?
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On a more general note, what other NYRBs have been made into films? I'm usually wary of screen adaptations, but are there any worth recommending (either if you have or haven't read the corresponding book)? I know that many books by Alberto Moravia have been made into movies and would be interested in hearing the opinion of anyone who has seen them. I think Sara mentioned in her blog that A Month in the Country has also been filmed.
If you haven't seen any adaptations of NYRBs, which ones might make good films?
I haven't seen the Institute Benjamenta but it's based on Walser's Jakob von Gunten. It's a Quay Brothers film so I wouldn't expect a direct adaptation.
Also, how can a movie go wrong with a cast including Julie Christie and Alan Bates?
Another great film is Bresson's adaptation of Bernanos's Mouchette which NYRB published. I still have to read the Bernanos novel, however.
Also, there is an Elio Petri adaptation of Leonardo Sciascia's To Each His Own, but I haven't seen it.
I'd be interested in seeing a film of An African In Greenland for the scenes of blubber eating and wife swaps.
I had forgotten about the Cedric Kahn adaptation of Boredom! He also adapted Simenon's Red Lights. The film is a great thriller. I haven't read the book yet, so I don't know how true it is to the original, but I gather that the action has been moved from New York State to France.
Not quite a movie, but the BBC adapted Twenty Thousand Streets Under The Sky a couple of years ago. I enjoyed the serial, but again, the book is still on my TBR list.
I'd like to see it, but I don't think it's in wide release yet. Should probably read the book first.
I wonder what Elaine Dundy would've made of Mad Men. She always maintained that the 50s have been woefully underestimated in the popular imagination.