The American Soldier (1970/Rainer Werner Fassbinder)
How I would enjoy being told the novel is dead. How liberating to work in the margins, outside a central perception. You are the ghoul of literature. Lovely.
—Don DeLillo, The Names
Conan the Barbarian (2011/Marcus Nispel)
Winchester ‘73 (1950/Anthony Mann)
Man is the only animal whose desires increase as they are fed; the only animal that is never satisfied.
Tony Takitani (2004/Jun Ichikawa)
you have often seen in the cinema, erich, haven’t you, that between extraordinary people extraordinary things like for example extraordinary love can arise. so we only have to be extraordinary and see what happens.
—Elfriede Jelinek, Women As Lovers
Caché (2005/Michael Haneke)
101. Death Sentence by Maurice Blanchot
102. Prisoner for Blasphemy by George William Foote
103. The Dream Life of Sukhanov by Olga Grushin
104. Fatelessness by Imre Kertesz (+)
105. Slow Homecoming by Peter Handke (+)
106. The Jaguar Smile by Salman Rushdie
107. Marius the Epicurean by Walter Pater
108. The Colonel by Mahmoud Dowlatabadi
109. The Coquette by Hannah W. Foster
110. Sac au dos by Joris-Karl Huysmans
Zero for Conduct (1933/Jean Vigo)
It is always hazardous to express what one has to say indirectly and allusively.