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From: Andrew Brown
To: Vladimir Nabokov Forum
Sent: Friday, November 22, 2002 7:12 AM
Subject: Re: Query:: Nabokov and Cinema

Not sure about those directors but he did some work as an extra when he was poor in Berlin, and a scene in one of his Russian novels depicts a formally dressed concert crowd in a balcony, and I believe Nabokov was an extra in such a scene. He thought John Huston's film Beat The Devil was hilarious. I was in Ravello, Italy a month ago where Beat The Devil was filmed and there is a plaque in the town commemorating the filming.
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From: D. Barton Johnson
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?