Jonah Who Will Be Twenty-Five in the Year 2000
The screenplay for the 1976 Best Screenplay winner from the National Society of Film Critics. As a metaphor for the changing political climate in Europe in the late 60's, "Jonah..." is a story of a former political activist and his contemporaries learning to live with the materialism of their age. Max's involvement with a real estate deal, as well as Madeline's interest in...more
Paperback, 174 pages
Published June 23rd 1993 by North Atlantic Books
(first published 1978)
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Wanna know a real sad thing? This glorious, inimitable movie from 1976 has never been put on DVD and even VHS copies of it sell for about $50. It's a shame really. This is an important film, as important as Godard's "Weekend," or Bunuel's "The Exterminating Angel." So I had to be content to read the screenplay by director Alain Tanner and writer John Berger. The screenplay is joyful and brilliant but it only made me want to see the film again.
John Peter Berger is an English art critic, novelist, painter and author. His novel G. won the 1972 Booker Prize, and his essay on art criticism Ways of Seeing, written as an accompaniment to a BBC series, is often used as a college text.More about John Berger...