Wednesday, 20 June 2012

LETTERS OF NOTE: Harold Pinter vs. Normality

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Today's offering from Letters of Note concerns the British playwright extraordinaire Harold Pinter.

After The Birthday Party opened on Broadway in 1967, Pinter received a short letter from a lady who asked if he could explain several small details about the play. Pinter send her a typically curt and darkly witty response, which you can find here.

 
Pinter's work has left a lasting impact on cinema. He wrote the screenplays for such works as The Go-Between and The French Lieutenant's Woman, and inspired such films as In Bruges, which is at its heart a re-working of The Dumb Waiter. Check out my reviews at the links provided and see what you think.

Daniel

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