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118Re: [kafka-list] Kafkaesque Movies

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  • Cady godess
    Sep 4, 2003
      Have you seen the newer more updated version of The
      Trail. It has Anthony Hopkins in it and is almost the
      book exactly.

      --- eu_main <eu_main@...> wrote:
      > Hello,
      > I just joined this group and would like to share my
      > favourite
      > kafkaesque movies with you:
      > "The Trial", a B&W wonder from the fifties or so,
      > directed by Mr
      > Orson Wells, and starred by Anthony Perkins.
      > "The Audience", a funny Italian movie from the
      > sixties/seventies
      > about an Italian country side man who goes to the
      > Vatican with the
      > only purpose of having a meeting with the Pope to
      > discuss an
      > important matter. He waits for days at the door of
      > the Pope�s
      > office, days that become weeks, and weeks that
      > become years. During
      > this patience exercise he will meet a wonderful
      > woman, will have
      > children but will continue dedicated to pursue his
      > vital goal.
      > Probably Italy�s top actor, Vittorio Gassman is the
      > protagonist, his
      > partner is nice and friendly Monica Vitti.
      > "Brazil", just the most Kafkaesque of all movies
      > that I have ever
      > seen. Set in a nightmirish future, Jonathan Price
      > tries to make his
      > dreams become true in bureaucratic existence. This
      > movie was
      > directed by Terry Gilliam (Monty Python) in 1982 and
      > has an
      > excellent soundtrack.
      > "I hired a contract killer", set in London in the
      > 1990�s and
      > directed by Finnish Aki Kaurismaki, this movie is
      > the funniest of
      > the Kafkaesque commedies about one of those moments
      > that we all fear
      > because after them Death can come some other day:
      > Being asked by
      > your manager to accept early retirement. The movie
      > was shot in Black
      > and White annd it inspired Cohen Brother�s "The Man
      > Who Wasn�t
      > There".
      > "Kafka" is an interesting movie. Jeremy Irons plays
      > Kafka both as
      > Kafka himself and as the actor of Kafka�s works. The
      > result is just
      > awesome, in which Kafka�s life is interwoven with
      > bureacracy, fears,
      > threats and anxiety.
      > Those above are my favourite movies inspired by our
      > favourite
      > author. I am sure that the other members of this
      > group will help me
      > enrich it.
      > Best regards!
      > Eu.
      > P.S. I just moved to Brussels, and I found by chance
      > a bar
      > called "Kafka". In case you pass by, it is behind
      > the UGC cinemas at
      > Brouckerie.

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