The Book Marketing Network

For book/ebook authors, publishers, & self-publishers

Why is the movie always so different from the book? I'm almost too apprehensive of that, especially when handing my books over to a movie producer. However, I do think books adapted for the big screen do get more exposure.

Views: 16

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

Time is the key element - script writers have to condense 300 to 450 pages of a book manuscript into 100-120 pages of screenplay (and half of that is scene description). But, also, somethings don't translate well to visual presentation - the most noted examples being inner thoughts and emotional descriptions. Add to that the strong personalities involved in the industry and you have got some control issues.

I don't remember the author's name but an excellent book on the subject is THE BIG PICTURE.



© 2024   Created by John Kremer.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service