How to Adapt Anything into a Screenplay

ISBN-10: 0471225452

ISBN-13: 9780471225454

Edition: 2003

Authors: Richard W. Krevolin

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Drawing on his own experiences of adaptations and on 14 years of teaching, Richard Krevolin presents his five-step process for aspiring screenwriters on how to adapt anything - from novels and short stories to newspaper articles and poems - into a screenplay.
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List price: $16.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/13/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 218
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

A Short History of Adaptations
Professor K.'s Five-Step Adaptation Process
Legal Issues of Adaptations
How Faithful Should Adaptations Be?
Case Study: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
Mining the Vein and Extracting the Gold
Case Study: The Shawshank Redemption
Truth, Lies, and Alternative Structures
Case Study: Rashomon
Compiling Characters, Cherry-Picking, and Captain Phenomenal
Case Study: The Patriot
Reinterpreting and Reinventing the Storytelling Wheel
Case Study: O Brother, Where Art Thou?
I Know It Really Happened That Way, But ...
Case Study: Madison
Learning by Writing Across the Genres
Case Study: Glengarry Glen Ross
Good, Evil, and the Eternal Combat Over Adaptations
Case Study: X-Men
Smart Choices with Source Material
Case Study: Shiloh
Hints from and Interviews with Hollywood Bigwigs
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