Gone With the Wind is a movie that's just as phenomenal as the book it's based on. But have you noticed that's not always the case when a novel is made into a motion picture?
Right now I'm in the process of adapting one of my novels into a screenplay and have found it to be a rather daunting process. Now I understand why some movies fall flat when compared to the novels they're based on.
Forget about introspection and long descriptions, plus subplots have to be dropped and minor characters combined or omitted in order to condense a three-hundred and fifty page novel into a one-hundred and twenty-five page screenplay. If you have ever considered turning a novel into a screenplay, here's a portion of an article from Scriptmag.com to help you start the adaptation process:
First, make a list of the following:
|Margaret Mitchell with her novel|