Saturday, September 12, 2009

Keltainen kirjasto (The Yellow Library) and Cinema: a 55th Anniversary Seminar

Jean-Luc Godard: Le Mépris (1963) with Brigitte Bardot at Villa Malaparte on the Isle of Capri. Based on the novel Il disprezzo (1954) by Alberto Moravia. Keltainen kirjasto n:o 10: Keskipäivän aave, translated by Kai Vuosalmi (1956).

Hannu Harju, Hannu K. Riikonen, Laura Lindstedt, Jarl Hellemann, Antti Alanen at Cinema Orion, 12 Sep 2009. Photo: Laila Alanen.

Keltainen kirjasto (The Yellow Library) is the most important book series dedicated to modern quality literature in Finland. The legendary series has been the publisher of many Nobel Prize winners, usually before they became ones.

Organized by Kronoptikon (Martti-Tapio Kuuskoski, Laura Lindstedt), the publishing house Tammi, and KAVA, in Cinema Orion, 12 Sep 2009.

Guest of honour: Mr. Jarl Hellemann, founder of the Keltainen kirjasto.

Martti-Tapio Kuuskoski: Stretching the Limits of Film Adaptation (John Steinbeck: Of Mice and Men, James Joyce: Ulysses, Franz Kafka: Amerika).

Jarl Hellemann: Stages in the Development of Keltainen kirjasto.

Antti Alanen: Film Adaptations of the Keltainen kirjasto (focus on To Have and Have Not, Breakfast at Tiffany's, James Joyce, Bertolt Brecht, Morte a Venezia, The Go-Between, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Jhumpa Lahiri, and José Saramago).

Sampsa Laurinen: The Sanctity of Desecration, or the fate of Alberto Moravia's ghost in Jean-Luc Godard's Le Mépris.

Hannu K. Riikonen: James Joyce's Dubliners and John Huston's The Dead.

Miika Pölkki and Lauri Kitsnik: Tanizaki's keys and Ichikawa's openings.

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