Thursday, December 25, 2008

Harold Pinter, R. I. P.

Harold Pinter, Nobel-Winning Playwright, Dies at 78 - Obituary (Obit) - NYTimes.com: "Harold Pinter, the British playwright whose gifts for finding the ominous in the everyday and the noise within silence made him the most influential and imitated dramatist of his generation, died on Wednesday. He was 78 and lived in London."

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

When I first saw THE QUILLER MEMORANDUM, I knew something was really, really different. That difference was Harold Pinter's screenplay. Any one who has read THE FRENCH LIEUTENANT'S WOMAN and then viewed the movie of Pinter's screenplay will appreciate his genius.
--George Kelley

Anonymous said...

Maybe, George, but I've seen 2-3 of his plays and hated every one of them.

He was influential, however.

Jeff

Frank Denton said...

By happenstance I recently watched Lagrishe, Go Down, a BBC production with a much younger Judi Dench and Jeremy Irons. The script was written by Pinter. It was a script without much plot, perhaps the fault of the novel it was based upon. So my feelings about Pinter are ambivalent.

Anonymous said...

You can't argue with The Homecoming and A Kind of Alaska. Pinter was a damn fine writer.

Dan said...

"Anonymous" is right; QUILLER MEMORANDUM was a tour-de-force.