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    The caretaker

    Christie, Ian (2009) The caretaker. Sight & Sound 19 (6), p. 33. ISSN 0037-4806.

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    Abstract

    Harold Pinter had a unique voice as a playwright, but in his capacity as a screenwriter he proved to be a meticulous and highly sensitive adaptor of other writers, including F. Scott Fitzgerald, Franz Kafka, and Ian McEwan. Pinter wrote nearly as many plays for the screen as he did for the stage between the 1960s and the 1990s. Although he may be best known for his 1981 film adaptation of John Fowles' novel The French Lieutenant's Woman, and his published but unfilmed adaptation of Marcel Proust's A la recherche du temps perdu, he also did a great deal of other highly professional cinematic work that tends to be ignored, due partly to the literary prejudice against “movie work.” Cinema nevertheless provided Pinter with an opportunity to engage with memory and consciousness in a way that was very different from his parallel engagements in theater.

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    Item Type: Article
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Arts > Film, Media and Cultural Studies
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 11 Nov 2010 15:46
    Last Modified: 08 Apr 2014 10:54
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/2819

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