From the opening scene of the upcoming Ken Branagh film, Sleuth, screenplay by
“Is that your car?”
“On the left, right.”
“Yes, that’s my car on the right. My car is bigger than yours.”
Yes, Roger lives!
(Hat tip to Rob K for the link.)
Says the big E:
Talking to Branagh, Caine and Law on Tuesday afternoon, I got the statistics: Only one line (“It’s a game!”) from the original screenplay is used in Pinter’s. Pinter did not see the movie, read the screenplay once, sat down and wrote the original situation as a screenplay by Harold Pinter. And what Branagh and his actors have made is a Pinter film, transposing the outline of the original material into an altogether quirkier, weirder, diabolical result.