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The art of adaptation : [electronic resource] turning fact and fiction into film / Linda Seger.

By: Seger, Linda.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : H. Holt and Co., 1992Edition: 1st ed.Description: xv, 238 p. ; 21 cm.ISBN: 0805016260 (acid-free paper) :; 9780805016260 (acid-free paper).Subject(s): Film adaptations | Motion picture authorship | Motion picture plays -- Technique | Motion pictures and literature | Filmscenario's | Bewerkingen | Adaptations cinématographiques | Cinéma -- Art d'écrire | Cinéma -- Scénarios -- Technique | Cinéma et littératureDDC classification: 808.2/3 Other classification: 24.33 Online resources: Contributor biographical information | Publisher description | Free eBook from the Internet Archive | Additional information and access via Open Library
Contents:
Introduction : Turning fact and fiction into film -- Part One. What's the problem? : 1. Why literature resists film -- 2. Why theatre resists film -- 3. Why the true-life story resists film -- 4. From film into film -- Part Two. Creating the second original : 5. Finding the story -- 6. Choosing the characters -- 7. Exploring the theme -- 8. Creating and shading style, mood, and tone -- Part Three. Twice told - twice sold : 9. Optioning a story -- 10. Writing a docudrama for television.
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"An Owl book."

"How to transform novels, plays, and true-life stories into screenplays"--Cover.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 226-228) and index.

Introduction : Turning fact and fiction into film -- Part One. What's the problem? : 1. Why literature resists film -- 2. Why theatre resists film -- 3. Why the true-life story resists film -- 4. From film into film -- Part Two. Creating the second original : 5. Finding the story -- 6. Choosing the characters -- 7. Exploring the theme -- 8. Creating and shading style, mood, and tone -- Part Three. Twice told - twice sold : 9. Optioning a story -- 10. Writing a docudrama for television.

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