Orson Welles' adaptation of Kafka's The Trial

Watch Welles' 1962 adaptation of Franz Kafka's novel online

A recent post on An und für sich describes a Humanities class where students compared Franz Kafka’s The Trial with Orson Welles’ 1962 film adaptation: 'Generally speaking, the students were disappointed in the changes Welles made to the story — the way he ended it was a particular source of outrage, but other changes seemed to “flatten” the book and the character of K. somehow. I agree with them, but I actually take that as evidence that Welles has done a very capable adaptation of the novel into a film.' As part of a discussion on 'Cold War Kafka', the site also points out that Welles' film is out of copyright, and so is freely available to watch online. [Read More]

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