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The Art of Adaptation: Turning Fact and Fiction Into Film

The Art of Adaptation: Turning Fact and Fiction Into Film
Your Price: $21.99 CDN
Author: Linda Seger
Publisher: Holt Paperbacks
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 256
Pub. Date: 1992
ISBN-10: 0805016260
ISBN-13: 9780805016260

About the Book:

Adaptations have long been a mainstay of Hollywood and the television networks. Indeed, most Academy Award- and Emmy Award-winning films have been adaptations of novels, plays, or true-life stories.

Linda Seger, author of several acclaimed books on scriptwriting, offers a comprehensive handbook for screenwriters, producers, and directors who want to successfully transform fictional or factual material into film. Seger tells how to analyze source material to understand why some of it resists adaptation. She then gives practical methods for translating story, characters, themes, and style into film. A final section details essential information on how to adapt material and how to protect oneself legally.

What people say:

"Should be required reading for anyone interested in adapting other material for the screen. Clear, thorough, and extremely helpful." — Richard Zanuck, Producer: Driving Miss Daisy, Jaws

"Once you have a piece of source material, adapting it for film seems simple. It isn't — as we have all learned. But it will be easier in the future, thanks to Linda Seger's comprehensive and artful book." — Stan Margulies, Producer: Roots, Separate but Equal

About the Author:

Dr. Linda Seger created and defined the job of script consultant when she began her business in 1981, based on a method for analyzing scripts she developed for her dissertation project. Since then, she has consulted on over 2000 scripts, including over 100 produced films.

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