The Art of Adaptation

The Art of Adaptation

Turning Fact and Fiction Into Film

Book - 1992
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Baker & Taylor
A handbook for adapting factual and fictional material into film describes methods for translating the story, characters, theme, and style, and discusses optioning material and legal liabilities

McMillan Palgrave
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


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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



Publisher: New York : H. Holt and Co., 1992
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780805016260 (acid-free paper)
0805016260 (acid-free paper)
Branch Call Number: 808.23 SEG
Characteristics: xv, 238 p. ; 21 cm

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