Secrets to Film and Book Adaptations

Summary: Learn the secret to a successful film adaptation.

Adaptation is not the same as reproduction, and the film and book versions of a story may not be comparable. The best adaptations are usually faithful to the book with their own takeaways, Fight Club being a great example. Adaptation doesn’t involve a team of writers sitting in a room, trying to make their changes fit into the existing story. It involves a thoughtful analysis of the strengths that the original medium possesses, and what can be brought to film. Sometimes, it’s as simple as an idea or a moment, but whatever it is has to form the basis (and interest) for a film. Continue reading