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A Shocking Thing for a Child: Subjective Truth in Fallen Idol

February 7th 2018

SHORT STORY ADAPTATIONS: this month, Dr. CHRIS MACHELL takes us back to the post-war film noir of Graham Greene’s ‘The Basement Room’: ‘One might expect the perspective shifts to dilute the effect of an unreliable narrator, but the result is actually the opposite, confusing the objective truth of the story’s event with the subjective perspectives of the characters…’

The Fractured City in The Third Man

November 22nd 2017

SHORT STORY ADAPTATIONS: this month, Dr. CHRIS MACHELL looks at the film adaptation of Graham Greene’s short story ‘The Third Man’: ‘It’s certainly rare for authors to capitulate to the changes made to their adaptations, much less admit that those changes improved on the original work.’

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