[DWJ] DIR latest

Phil Boswell phil.boswell at gmail.com
Mon May 21 07:38:19 EDT 2007

On 20/05/07, Minnow <minnow at belfry.org.uk> wrote:
> EGH wrote a fine ramble, with which I agree, and ended
> >I'm not drawing any judgements, just saying.  I enjoy fantasy movies and
> >would hate to see the fantasy movie die out, but I often wish that
> >screenwriters would start coming up with their own plots rather than
> >looking to beloved books that simply will not be happily squished into
> >only 2 hours of screen time.  Regardless of changes in universe,
> >characterization, names, or mythical creatures.
> *The Birds* was from ashort story, wasn't it?  Maybe the short story is the
> written form that is best filmed.

If I recall correctly, a "novella" is usually regarded as the best
format to convert into a feature film. The example I have heard quited
most often is "The Shawshank Redemption".

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