NABOKV-L post 0010662, Mon, 29 Nov 2004 08:58:36 -0800

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Fwd: Re: Pale Fire BBC Dramatization
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----- Forwarded message from rodney41@mindspring.com -----
Date: Sun, 28 Nov 2004 23:05:43 -0500
From: Rodney Welch <rodney41@mindspring.com>

I have not finished listening to the radio play yet (I started it a
little too late to listen to it all this evening) but I want to dash
off a quick initial take on it. I find it a bit like Joseph Strick's
film of Ulysses: a noble attempt and not unentertaining to anyone who
knows the book, but I doubt the uninitiated will last all the way
through it -- and that's the test of a successful adaptation. Can you
know nothing of the book and still grasp the story? My guess is that
such a listener would find it confusing, especially when the narrative
switches between New Wye and Zembla. But that's a problem somewhat
inherent in the medium; it's difficult to establish a parallel
narrative on the radio, especially one of some psychological
complexity, whereas it's rather easy on film. So on the upside, I think
this production does, maybe, point the way toward a possible film
script. I don't exactly look forward to such a film, but the radio play
-- so far, anyway -- does serve to remove it from the realm of the
utterly improbable.

Just my 2 cents on 40 minutes of listening. Hope to say more later;
certainly hope to hear from all discerning NABOKV-L readers.

Rodney Welch
Columbia, SC

On Sunday, November 28, 2004, at 09:52 PM, Donald B. Johnson wrote:

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> ----- Forwarded message from chaiselongue@earthlink.net -----
> Date: Sun, 28 Nov 2004 16:58:04 -0800
> From: Carolyn <chaiselongue@earthlink.net>
> Reply-To: Carolyn <chaiselongue@earthlink.net>
> Subject: Pale Fire
> To: "D. Barton Johnson" <chtodel@gss.ucsb.edu>
>
> Dear Don,
>
> The Pale Fire dramatization is archived temporarily and can be heard by
> going to the following address:
> http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio3/dramaon3/pip/najde/
>
> Click on "Listen Now" in the upper right hand corner, then click on
> "Drama
> 3" - - it takes a few minutes before you hear anything.
>
> Carolyn
>
> ----- End forwarded message -----
> Dear Don,
>
> The Pale Fire dramatization is archived temporarily and can be heard
> by going to the following address:
> http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio3/dramaon3/pip/najde/
>
> Click on "Listen Now" in the upper right hand corner, then click on
> "Drama 3" - - it takes a few minutes before you hear anything.
>
> Carolyn

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