|Title||From novel to film : Le journal d'un curé de campagne and the art of adaptation|
Robert Bresson's 1950 adaptation of George Bernanos' novel, Le Journal d'un cure de campagne, was a direct challenge to everything championed by the French post-war Tradition of Quality. Unsullied by crass theatricality, unpalatable simplification, and fashionable dogma, Bresson's revolution in the art of adaptation inverts the notion that literature is necessarily characterised by more depth and interiority than film.
|Keywords||French cinema, adaptation, Robert Bresson|
|Journal||The European Connection|
|Journal citation||3, pp. 31-39|
|Publisher||University of Otago|
|Published||03 Jul 1997|