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“Z” – The novel, the film and DVD

October 18, 2009

[tweetmeme source=”mypassionisbooks” only_single=false]I recently had the distinct pleasure of watching the Criterion Collection’s newest addition, Costa-Gavras’ “Z” on DVD* (coming out October 27, 2009), and wrote a review of it here on Blogcritics.

I can’t wait to read the book:

Z was directed by Costa-Gavras and loosely based on the 1967 novel Z by Vassilis Vassilikos — a novel which he stated was based in fact — a reconstruction of a political crime. Costa-Gavras’ film Z was the winner of the 1970 Academy Award for Best Foreign Film. Costa-Gavras started the film with the following disclaimer: “Any similarity to actual events or persons living or dead is not coincidental. It is intentional.”

Z (the novel on Amazon)

* The DVD was provided by the publisher as review material for my review on Blogcritics.org

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