Vladimir Nabokov

NABOKV-L post 0005376, Thu, 13 Jul 2000 12:39:53 -0700

Re: Screenplays (fwd)
From: Mark Bennett <mab@straussandasher.com>

Sorry, Speak Memory is in the same category as Pale Fire, ADA, and the Gift:
"Books By Vladimir Nabokov That Cannot be Successfully Made Into Motion
Pictures." (This sounds like a proposed entry in VN's proposed dictionary
of definitions needing single words to comprise them.)


-----Original Message-----
From: Galya Diment [mailto:galya@u.washington.edu]
Sent: Thursday, July 13, 2000 11:37
Subject: Re: Screenplays (fwd)

From: Alice Lotvin Birney <ABIR@loc.gov>

A search of the Copyright Office computerized data base (chiefly 1978- )
revealed only one non-Lolita screenplay registered for a Nabokov
work: Laughter in the Dark, unpublished screenplay by one Laszlo
Papas, registered in 1994. With the right screenplay,
Merchant/Ivory could do wonders with Speak Memory.