venerdì 3 novembre 2017

Somebody is making great movies out of Kafka stories (not 'The Metamorphosis')

I always thought it was a shame that some great short stories by Kafka which are lesser know than the constantly mentioned 'The Metamorphosis' had never been made into movies. Apparently, I was wrong.  
Forrest Rice has made a splendid short movie based on 'In The Penal Colony' which I strongly recommend. I was glad to notice that it's quite close to how I imagined things to be while reading the story, including how the apparatus looked. It shows pretty well that you don't have to change too much in the original plot to have a successful adaptation of a story by Kafka which retains both the tragic and grotesque features of the original text. 




I haven't seen yet his version of 'The Judgment', but it definitely looks promising and faithful to the original story.
I might write more about Rice's work later, it is really intriguing.