Vladimir Nabokov

NABOKV-L post 0007122, Wed, 20 Nov 2002 11:38:48 -0800

Fw: Query:: Nabokov and Cinema

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From: Alphonse Vinh
To: 'Vladimir Nabokov Forum'
Sent: Wednesday, November 20, 2002 11:26 AM
Subject: RE: Query:: Nabokov and Cinema

I recall that Nabokov took great pleasure in the cinema of the Twenties and Thirties. He had favourable "strong opinions" on the comic act of Laurel & Hardy (which always made him laugh mirthfully) and I remember, the French director Jean Vigo--especially L'Atlante and Zero de Conduite. Alfred Apple Jr can certainly speak authoritatively to Oleg's question. I'm quite positive that during V.V.'s sojourn in Paris, he must have viewed the films of actor-singer and fellow Russian emigre, Sacha Guitry.

Alphonse Vinh
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From: D. Barton Johnson [mailto:chtodel@cox.net]
Sent: Wednesday, November 20, 2002 2:01 PM
Subject: Query:: Nabokov and Cinema

EDNOTE. Oleg Dorman is a Moscow film director who is working on a documentary about VN.
From: Oleg Dorman
To: Vladimir Nabokov Forum
Sent: Wednesday, November 20, 2002 10:35 AM
Subject: Nabokov and Cinema

I strongly wonder: did Nabokov watch any films by Fellini and Bergman - and what was his strong opinion?