Monday, March 19, 2007

Classic twists

In The Guardian, Jed Mercurio talks to fellow writers about the art of adapting novels for the screen.
[Steven] Bochco was one of the creators of the 1970s TV series The Invisible Man. "We pretty much started from scratch, with the only element remaining intact being the title," he remembers. [Darren] Star adds: "I was attracted by the title Sex and the City. I thought it was very catchy." And this sums it up for me. We writers want the titles of these adaptations, so they will bring in the audience; when we've got their attention, we want to show them how original we can be.

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