Luigi Pirandello, The Mountain Giants, The New Colony, Unfinished Works, Filmic Adaptations, Film treatments
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This article investigates the notion of the unfinished work. In Pirandello studies the word unfinished holds particular importance. Luigi Pirandello's last, and one of his major works, I giganti della montagna [The Mountain Giants] was not completed. The many years devoted to its making weaken the assumption that Pirandello was not capable of completing it in favor of his decision not to complete his work. I considered the overlapping of the writing of I giganti della montagna and of the attempts to produce the film La nuova colonia [The New Colony] an important, and insofar unnoticed, key element for understanding Pirandello’s modus operandi. Comparative examinations of both La Nuova Colonia and I Giganti della Montagna elucidate the comprehension of the other, adding another possible explanation for why the two chronologically overlapping projects - the play and the film - were not completed.
Giannini, Stefano, "Hidden Sentiments, Unfinished Project: Pirandello’s Film La Nuova Colonia" (2006). Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics - All Scholarship. 31.
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