The Proust Screenplay.
Although never produced, this screenplay is an
amazing work in its own right. If you've ever
wanted to read an abridged version of the novel,
this is it; Pinter does an incredible job distilling
almost every major theme of the novel into an
elegant, well-crafted work of screen writing.
The Captive. (2000)
A modernised version of The Captive
that rebaptizes the protagonists as Simon and
Time Regained. (Kino, 1999)
The strength of this film adaptation of the
last volume of Proust's novel is its sense of
humor. Unfortunately, those moments are too rare.
Otherwise, it's a rather flat, yet
self-indulgent meditation punctuated with moments
that are supposed to be dramatic, but which are not
given any context. If someone can explain the
film's surrealistic closing scenes, I'd be
Swann in Love. (1988)
An adaptation of the third-person novella within the
first volume of Proust's novel.
Film based on
Monsieur Proust, the memoirs of
Céleste Albaret, Proust's confidant and
housekeeper from 1914 until the end of his life.
Sources of "The Little Phrase"