Sunday, March 13, 2011
New Zealand on Screen - New Zealand Book Month
The collection, while bulky, is by no means exhaustive, but we were nevertheless pleased with the amount of NZ fiction that's made it to small and big screens over the years. As Finlay McDonald (pic below left) writes in his introductory essay, "our literary past has been extremely well documented and also extensively adapted for both film and television."
Featured in the collection are screen adaptations (both excerpts and full-length) of novels and short stories, documentaries on authors, and "long-buried and priceless" interviews. Writes Finlay, "It’s one thing, for instance, to read about pioneering crime writer and theatre director Ngaio Marsh’s legendarily deep voice and its effect on other people, but quite another to hear it booming out from an old television interview, every bit as impressive (and disconcerting) as it must have been at the time."
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