If there was ever a story that needed to be transformed by the filmmaking process, the banal science-fiction pulp of Alphaville is it.
Tolstoy spoke of heroes with disdain, but he could not let go of them in his art.
Breaking down Crumb’s career into more manageable pieces is necessary.
The Locas stories have their moments, but overall, they’re an erratic, haphazardly conceived mess.
Nin’s fiction promoted a balance between external reality and the imaginative life.
Godard renders the title character’s anomie as dispassionately as one might write out a math problem.