As it turned out, my local PBS station was showing the documentary, as part of the “Independent Lens” series, only on its “secondary” standard video definition channel -- which also is “zoomed in” to fill the screen, regardless of any program’s original aspect ratio. Not wanting to watch the program with those limitations, I went ahead and added it my Netflix queue.
I’ve always liked the film adaptation of Naked Lunch; David Cronenberg probably did as good an adaptation as anyone could, considering the nature of the book. The soundtrack by Howard Shore and Ornette Coleman is great as well. Cronenberg’s version of J.G. Ballard’s Crash (Ballard is another author I discovered in the 1980s, and whose work I highly value) is quite respectable as well.
Edited by Tesseract (02/23/11 08:10 PM)
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