Do you hear a lot of dogs barking? I wonder beneath the 80s music in the cafe.
I’m convinced there’s a wild pack of dogs advancing, but no one else seems to notice. It’s like a dog fight on a loop in the verdant park just outside the door.
Two men enter delivering crates of bread. They say nothing of the wild dogs, referring only to the weather and Sunday plans.
“Hungry like a Wolf” plays in the cafe, and I’m sure the universe is playing a trick on this tourist. Still I heed the warning of the song because there are messages everywhere (and this one is in English) and perhaps “they are on the hunt. They are after me.”
- Following is a list of short stories made into films. These pieces are interesting for the way the story is translated to make something unique.
- 36 hours and Roald Dahl’s “Beware of the Dog”
- Total Recall and Philip K. Dick’s “We Can Remember It for You Wholesale”
- The Swimmer and “The Swimmer” by John Cheever
- The Minority Report and Philip K Dick’s “Minority Report”
- The Secret Life of Walter Mitty and James Thurber’s story of the same name that is more like most recent version
- The Killers and Hemingway’s story by the same name
- The Adjustment Bureau and Philip K. Dick’s “The Adjustment Team”
- Brokeback Mountain and the same story by Annie Proulx
- There’s a ton of Stephen King ones, including “Shawshank Redemption”
- The Incident at Owl Creek Bridge and Ambrose Bierce’s “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge”
- The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and F Scott Fitzgerald’s story
- Brewster’s Millions and the novel* by McCutcheon