On Filming Metafiction: John Fowles's Unpublished “The Last Chapter” and the Road to Postmodern Cinema

  title={On Filming Metafiction: John Fowles's Unpublished “The Last Chapter” and the Road to Postmodern Cinema},
  author={Gerd Bayer Bayer},
  journal={English Studies},
  pages={893 - 906}
  • G. Bayer
  • Published 1 December 2010
  • Art
  • English Studies
This essay investigates how John Fowles cooperated with director David Tringham on the film script for the short story “The Last Chapter”. It analyses both the initial writing process by comparing different versions of the unpublished short story and the way its metafictional features were turned into cinematic form. By situating this experience in Fowles's early engagement with film versions of his fiction, the essay shows that Fowles to some extent benefited from the unsuccessful adaptations… 
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