Film Micrœview #37: The Trial (1962)
12.29.2013 § Leave a comment
Orson Welles’s adaptation of Franz Kafka’s The Trial makes me want to re-read the book. The absurdity of the proceedings was brought to life for me on the screen in a way that on the page maybe was buried to me. Beautiful lighting, composition, and editing make for a wonderfully filmic experience. I felt like my attention and senses of order and humanity were being broken down bit by bit. Having just read Murakami’s The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, I couldn’t help but draw comparisons between Joseph K’s story and that of Toru Okada.