Tag: fiction

‘What’s it going to be then, eh?’ – Anthony Burgess reads A Clockwork Orange

One of the challenges of reading A Clockwork Orange is forgetting the Kubrick film and imagining your own version. Malcolm McDowell’s performance as Alex can be particularly hard to shift—charismatic, savage, cruel and often very funny—his voice echoes uncannily through the text. But is the … Continue reading ‘What’s it going to be then, eh?’ – Anthony Burgess reads A Clockwork Orange

Sir Gawain poses by his horse

‘In the screenplay I described them almost as looking like extraterrestrials…’

On Wednesday we’ll be discussing David Lowery’s eerie new film, The Green Knight, and its source, the anonymous medieval poem Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. In this interview for Vanity Fair, Lowery discusses the process of adaptating the poem for the screen. ‘The anonymous … Continue reading ‘In the screenplay I described them almost as looking like extraterrestrials…’