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Movies are Magic There is no way that anyone can say different You are sucked in by them you become a part of the characters lives you feel their pain and joy Movies can do something to you to make you forget who you are if just for a few hours Novels can have the same affect Again you become so involved with the characters that life as you know it comes to a halt It is even more incredible when you take a novel that is well read and loved and bring it to the big screen So many great things can come from the evolution Of coarse when attempting to do something like this whoever is directing must remember that there are several important keys to making this transformation a success It is argued by Joseph Epstein of the Wall Street Journal that movies made from novels are on the levels of comic books Obviously movies like One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest and James and the Giant Peach were not mentioned in Epsteins article Novels made into films can be great if passion runs through the blood of every person involved with the project I will give Epstein the credit that there have been films made from novels that were found wanting There were movies made with actors that didnt fit the part directors who made the story what they wanted instead of what the writer of the novel wanted and producers who focused on the money to be made When circumstances like these come up of coarse a film will lack that special something He makes a good point that interiority has been the great glory of the novel and the movies cannot really compete with it Most writers dealing with the relationship of film to literature agree that film can narrate in the third person but not in the first The film must have a narrator like that of
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