Vladimir Nabokov

NABOKV-L post 0005369, Wed, 12 Jul 2000 19:41:28 -0700

Re: A Pale Fire Movie Scenario? (fwd)
From: Priscilla Meyer <pmeyer@mail.wesleyan.edu>

>From: Iann88@aol.com
>Since we are discussing books into movies and who else could have done
>"Lolita" -- I'd opt for Hitch-- can someone jump in and give us a one page
>scenario for "Pale Fire"? What you would present a producer with in twenty
>dramatic minutes while you yelled and screamed and insisted why and how this
>book should be turned into a movie. It can be done, but how?
>Phil Iannarelli
>Cleveland, OHIO

Opening scene, before the credits roll:

It's pre-dawn grey. A bearded man is shown against the sky floating
silently downward in a green parachute. He falls in dream-like slow motion
onto a goldenrod-filled field. A black chaffeur-driven Rolls turns off a
road and approaches from a distance over the tall grass.


OK Brian, your turn.


Priscilla Meyer
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