The Screen

Thane Rosenbaum writes:

It is for this reason that Franz Kafka has never received a cinematically successful treatment of his fiction, even though he has been arguably the most important literary figure of the past century.

I think this is unfair to Michael Haneke's version of The Castle. Indeed, though I think the novel is generally a far superior form to film, it seems there have been quite a few more or less "cinematically successful" treatments of Kafka.