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Date Posted: Thu January 22, 2009 17:10:35
Author: Irony
Subject: Hmmm
In reply to: Comicality 's message, ""GFD" Movie Stuff...." on Tue January 20, 2009 23:09:01

Films are a completely different medium to books. It is possible to turn a whole chapter of a book into five minutes of a film. Pages and pages of a character describing an emotion can be described with just one shot.

That said, there is a lot of dialogue. I would personally opt for the single film. I may be biased as I detest when film makers try and drag things on too much for money/fame/etc (for example, the last Harry Potter film will be in two parts; the previous one wasn't exactly amazing). This said, it did work amazingly well with The LotR trilogy, but the books were already divided into that.

I suppose you'd just have to do a bullet list of important scenes, then second-level bullets of what's important in that scene.

* Pier scene
* * Justin goes to kill himself.
* * He meets Taryn
* * He gets beaten up
* * He returns and stays with Taryn

So smaller, less-significant parts are blended in with larger scenes to encompass everything.

Cuts/rearangements are to be expected with films. There are somethings you can relay on film that would be impossible on paper, and vice verse. It's just how you go about it that counts.

Alternatively, what would you opt for, Mr. Comicality? And if someone approached you (or if they already have and you are just teasing us!) would you be willing to let them have creative control or would you want to be be 100% involved?


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