Saturday, July 17, 2010

Flash Fiction Film

I'm fascinated with flash fiction translated into film. Nine of Raymond Carver's stories were turned into one feature-length film with Robert Alman's Short Cuts and many of us are familiar with that film. Now I'm making new discoveries as I find flash fiction turned into short-short film on the 'net.

See Yasunari Kawabata’s “Love Suicides” --an outstanding flash fiction piece which can be read here:

And here’s the powerful film version:

Then there's Fernando Sorrentino's “There's a Man in the Habit of Hitting Me on the Head with an Umbrella" (a story I'm very impressed with) which can be read at:

And here’s the film version (my favorite from among the several versions I found)

I'll be posting more as I run across them. (I have info on others but don't have the details close by so I'll save that info for another post.) And if you know of flash fiction turned into film. I'd love to hear about it.

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