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FILM ADAPTATION How not to adapt a novel











How NOT to Adapt a Novel

Christopher Osterndorf, The scriptlab, 7 Sept 2017


Well, it’s the title isn’t it? Buy the book and then find it’s nothing like you imagined between the covers.

Short but for me not so interesting – despite the tips – because the films discussed are not the sort of thing I would watch, but novel to film is something I return to again.

In any case who can resist films about writers trying adapt novels? Plenty? Oh, well they fascinate writers. And that’s what counts. Though of course we’re on writers adapting novels here. Whereas, what happens when the script gets into the hands of the production team is another matter.


OTHER


The Novel or the Film?


Siobhan Calafiore, The Artifice, 6 Feb 2014


Borrowed her header for my header.


Novel or film is what follows from film adaptation anyway so this is one to stimulate the juices on that topic.



September 12, 2017 - Posted by | film adaptation |

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