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Philip Roth (Courtesy: Eric Thayer/Reuters
By: Carson Blackwelder
When it comes to acclaimed American authors, Philip Roth is right up there with the best of them—so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that his work has been translated from page to screen numerous times and to varying degrees of success.
Over the years, seven of the novelist’s books have been adapted to the big screen—with two of them coming out in 2016 alone: Indignation and American Pastoral. Before that, though, there was Goodbye, Columbus, Portnoy’s Complaint, The Human Stain, Elegy (based on The Dying Animal), and The Humbling.
Goodbye, Columbus (1969)—which starred Ali MacGraw and Richard Benjamin—earned Arnold Schulman a nomination for best adapted screenplay and was generally well-received by critics and did quite well at the box office.
Portnoy’s Complaint (1972)—which was adapted by Ernest Lehman—didn’t fare that »
- Carson Blackwelder
“American Pastoral” follows Seymour “Swede” Levov, a legendary high school athlete, who grows up to marry a former beauty queen and inherits his father’s business. His seemingly perfect life shatters when his daughter rebels by committing a deadly act of terrorism during the Vietnam War.
- Dave McNary
Plot: A Jewish boy (Logan Lerman) attending a Wasp-y university on a scholarship, falls for a beautiful, sexually provocative classmate (Sarah Gadon). Review: Novelist Philip Roth is generally considered to be the hardest author to adapt to films. While screenwriter Nicholas Mayer gave it his best shot with The Human Stain and Elegy, the books are probably too specific to their form to make for good movies.... Read More »
- Chris Bumbray
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