Movies are not novels, and that’s why, when filmmakers try to adapt novels, particularly long or complex novels, the result is almost failure. It can’t be done.
“Going to the cinema is like returning to the womb; you sit there, still and meditative in the darkness, waiting for life to appear on the screen.”
~ Federico Fellini
Why should people go out and pay money to see bad films when they can stay at home and see bad television for nothing?
You know those days when you’ve got the mean reds…the blues are because you’re getting fat or maybe its been raining too long. You’re sad, that’s all. But the mean reds are horrible. You’re afraid and you sweat like hell, but you don’t know what you are afraid of. Except something bad is going to happen, only you don’t know what it is.
– Truman Capote, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, 1958, spoken by the character Holly Golightly
Photo taken from the 1958 Alfred Hitchcock movie: Vertigo.
Casablanca based on the screenplay: Everybody Comes to Rick’s, by Murray Burnett and Joan Alison.
An Alfred Hitchcock classic.Image source
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