Michael Lavey pointed out to me off-list that the American paperback edition of Pale Fire features in the currently Oscar-nominated film Her (2013).

He writes:

as Pale Fire is concerned with the incomprehensibility of consciousness after death to those still living, Her is concerned with the incomprehensibility of superhuman intelligence (and emotion) to the merely human. I don't think it's a meaningless coincidence that the only book the audience sees in the movie (aside from the main character's own published book of letters) is Pale Fire.

Brian Boyd


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