Posts tagged “Book to film

Film Adaptation Interview with Sarah Thomas Storyteller

Posted on May 7, 2020

I’ve been interviewed by the wonderful screenwriter and copywriter, Sarah Thomas. You can find all of my answers to these questions (and more) on her website Sarah Thomas Storyteller. And don’t forget to drop your answers in the comments below, I’d love to hear your thoughts.

Blockbusters: Transmedia Storytelling & Franchise Adaptations

Posted on March 28, 2020

How did simple film adaptions balloon into vast multi-platform franchise adaptations? And how are studios and filmmakers using transmedia storytelling to build both vast fictional worlds and brands? Why do young adult novels make great franchise source material? And are mega franchises – like Marvel, Star Wars and Harry Potter – changing film criticism? In my A-Z of Adaptations, B is for Blockbusters. “If you think adaptation can be understood by using novels and film alone, you’re wrong,”  Linda Hutcheon, A Theory Of Adaptation  In the last two decades, evolving digital media has changed the way we create, consume and interact with fiction. James Bond, Jason Bourne and Harry Potter are no longer simply book characters but brands. Audiences are global. Fans are thirsty…

  

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