I do believe at least one movie or tv show has been made of TWL.
I recall seeing snippets of it.
The unifying theme would be the spaces between the sections,
as in the print version. A reflection of a very confusing culture.
Quoting "Rickard A. Parker" <[log in to unmask]>:
> On 9/6/2011 12:01 PM, Chokh Raj wrote:
> > I wonder if it would be a stretch to claim for
> > 'The Waste Land' the status of a five-act play, albeit unconventional,
> > that reads exceedingly well as a verse play. I visualize the
> > conventional Chorus as a major character here.
> I've long pictured TWL as a film. Add some background music (some from
> Wagner of course) and some popular song. Use one style of fades for
> changes in scene, another for flashbacks, color for scenes of the old
> days and sepia for the modern times, etc. The problem is that it will
> still be missing the unifying theme and be just as confusing as the
> print version.
> > I visualize the conventional Chorus as a major character here.
> Where? I'm wondering what lines you might use a chorus on. I can see
> the whole of Part IV done in a chorus fashion. Where else would you
> use it?
> Rick Parker