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sandra-stone's picture
Jan.27.2011
 1935   The Informer: Liam O’Flaherty, the Book Director: John Ford, Director Adapted from Liam O’Flaherty’s book by Dudley Nichols Cinematographer: Joseph H. August Composer: Max Steiner Four Oscars   The question is posed. Too many to cite of great books ruined in transition. Botched in...
red-room-well-red's picture
Jan.22.2011
"I never see a novel as a film while I'm writing it. Mostly because novels and films are so different, and I'm such an internal novelist." –Alice Hoffman, successful novelist and screenwriter whose book Practical Magic was made into a movie. It's common to say that most movies made...
kevin-arnold's picture
Jan.22.2011
The dialog sparkles, like when Jett Rink (James Dean), not allowing Bick (Rock Hudson) to talk him into selling land just bequeathed him, says, "I'm sentimental, too, Bick,"  Doesn't that line cut through pretense in a hurry?  And the actions are precise too, like when Jett, covered in...
raissa-falgui's picture
Jan.21.2011
How does one determine whether a film adaptation of a book is a good one? In the first place, for a well-written book that is brought to life by the writer’s words with just a little help from the reader’s imagination, why should a film adaptation be necessary at all? I haven't watche The Boy in...
stephen-evans's picture
Jan.21.2011
Several people have mentioned to me that my novel The Marriage of True Minds reads like a play. I consider this a compliment. But in fact, the story started its fictional life years ago as a screenplay. I wrote the first draft in about three weeks. Four years later, I was still polishing the...
andrew-zimmerman's picture
Jan.21.2011
Color me unoriginal, but my favorite movies adapted from a book is The Lord of the Rings trilogy directed by Peter Jackson. There are no other movies quite like them especially in scope and attention to detail. Great work went into set design, costume design, forging weapons for the different...
loren-rhoads's picture
Jan.21.2011
Early in October, my daughter came home from a sleepover with a stuffed owl and a homemade wand.  She and the other girls had had a Harry Potter-themed treasure hunt.  All the while, the hostess wore her Hogwarts robe.  She was going to be Hermione at Halloween.  Needless to say, my daughter came...
michelle-curtis's picture
Jan.20.2011
As an avid reader, I make a point not to see a movie from any book I truly enjoyed reading.  I learned my lesson fast, when I read the Colleen McCullough novel The Thorn Birds and then watched the mini-series based on the book.  Characters disappeared, storylines were beefed up or trimmed back and...
rae-rose's picture
Jan.20.2011
DON'T FREAK OUT: Your guide to watching Jane Austen film adaptations without totally losing your mind. If you're like my family, films based on Jane Austen novels send you into a tizzy of psychological turmoil and public outbursts when filmmakers stray too far from the novel.   Here are...
andres-salazar's picture
Jan.20.2011
To this day, the Midnight Cowboy is one of my favorite films thanks to a creative/perfoming artists friend of mine who first introduced me to the film.  I was so enamored by the film that I read the novel and the screenplay and they were all great in their own right, which is unusual for me to love...