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Linda Seger

The Art of Adaptation

Linda Seger The Art Of Adaptation Turning Fact And Fiction Into Film
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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 two acclaimed books on scriptwriting, now 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

“Should be required reading...clear, thorough, and extremely helpful. I highly recommend it.”—Richard Zanuck, producer of Driving Miss Daisy

“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 of Roots and Separate but Equal

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