Film transforms satire into charming neurosis

Stephen Fry, who adapted Evelyn Waugh’s Vile Bodies for the screen (as Bright Young Things), talks about the difficulty of capturing Waugh’s “malice of time and chance” on film. The “moment you put a camera on a person expressing an emotion, no matter how absurd and ridiculous it may seem, it becomes beautiful and tender and lovely and neurotic,” he explains. (Third item.)