[DWJ] Film Rights and miscellaneous rants.

Kyla Mackay-Smith kyla at sccs.swarthmore.edu
Wed May 23 07:43:11 EDT 2007


On Wed, 23 May 2007 deborah.dwj at suberic.net wrote:

> On Wed, 23 May 2007, Phil Boswell wrote:
> > Unless they could pull a "Princess Bride" out of the hat, but what are the
> > odds?
> >
>
> - one of my favorite movies of all time
> - a really good book
> - entirely different
> - yet somehow the film is true to the book
>
> very impressive, all told.

I'm assumimg that a good part of the success of Princess Bride is because
William Goldman is both an author and a screen writer, and he did the
adaptation of his own book, knowing what sorts of things work in movies
and what sorts of things work in books.

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