Friday, January 28, 2005

John Irving on adapting for film

John Irving in The Guardian on how his book A Widow For One Year became the film, The Door In The Floor. And for once a writer is happy about the adaptation of their novel for the screen.
I have told [Tod Williams] that his screenplay is the most faithful translation, word for word, to film of any of the adaptations written from my novels - including my own adaptation of The Cider House Rules. That's true. But his choice, to make only the first third of the novel as a movie, has a radically altering effect. One I completely accept.

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