Making Pictures

The Pinter Screenplays

Joanne Klein


Literary Criticism / Drama; Literary Criticism / European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
215 pp. 6x9

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This study is the first comprehensive examination of Harold Pinter’s adaptations of novels for the screen. Pinter’s dramatic aesthetic and his techniques as a writer emerge with new clarity from comparisons of the screenplays with the source novels and with Pinter’s original works for the stage, Joanne Klein examines the procedures of film adaptation and offers critical readings of the eight screenplays:

  • The Servant
  • The Pumpkin Eater
  • The Quiller Memorandum Accident
  • The Go-Between
  • The Proust Screenplay
  • The Last Tycoon
  • The French Lieutenant’s Woman

Joanne Klein is director of Graduate Studies in Theatre at the University of Denver.