Monday, August 17, 2009

Film and Literature in The Onion

Did any of you see the Onion article about the film adaptation of the The Brothers Karamazov? Speaking as someone who has never even bothered to attempt to read any of the Russian novels, intimidated as I am by the sheer volume of pages, it's eff-ing hilarious.
"'I've been picking up and putting down The Brothers Karamazov since college, so this was a dream project for me,' [director] Caruso said. 'I can still remember the first time I ever tried to read it. The obscure, often archaic prose, the overwhelming cast of characters, the frustration of reading 10 whole pages and then realizing that I didn't understand a thing—it all had such a profound effect on me.'"

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