“Highsmith Really Writes Films”

  • Hans W. Geissendörfer
Part of the Palgrave Studies in Adaptation and Visual Culture book series (PSADVC)


A conversation with renowned German writer/director Hans W. Geissendörfer, who adapted two of Highsmith’s novels for the big screen: The Glass Cell (1978) and Edith’s Diary (1983). Geissendörfer talks about how he initially came across Highsmith as a reader, the process of adapting her works to the screen, and memories of his personal encounters with the author.

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  • Hans W. Geissendörfer
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  1. 1.Geissendörfer Film- und Fernsehproduktion KGKölnGermany

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