Movie as Metaphor: Focus on Daniel Martin
Ward, Carol, Literature/Film Quarterly
If you want story, character, suspense, description, all that antiquated nonsense from pre-modernist times, then go to the cinema. Or read comics. You do not come to a serious modern writer Like me.1
Implicit in this comment by Miles Green, the writer/narrator of John Fowles's latest novel Mantissa, is Fowles's disappointment with film as an art form: film's appeal to comic book mentality, commençai film's artistic lag behind literary stylistic experiments, and the alienation of "serious modern writers" from the film industry. Although at one time an avid filmgoer and movie fan, Fowles himself became disillusioned with the filmmaking process when his novels The Collector and The …
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Publication information: Article title: Movie as Metaphor: Focus on Daniel Martin. Contributors: Ward, Carol - Author. Journal title: Literature/Film Quarterly. Volume: 15. Issue: 1 Publication date: January 1, 1987. Page number: 8+. © Salisbury University 2008. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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