- Three detailed examples of award-winning adaptations by the author, including the complete short story and final scripts used in the Voices From the Heartland project;
- Breakout boxes highlighting modern and historical adaptations and providing examples for each concept discussed in the book;
- More than fifty charts providing easy-to-use visual representations of complex concepts;
- New screenwriting techniques developed by the author, including the Triangle of Knowledge, the Storyteller’s Parallax, and the idea of Super Genres as part of a Screenwriters Taxonomy.
By Eric R. Williams Routledge 308 pages Paperback: 9781138948860 pub: 2017-07-26
Table of ContentsAcknowledgments Dedication Preface SECTION ONE: BASIC PRACTICES
- Understanding Adaptation
- Fundamentals of Adaptation
- Adapting Jim Day’s "Karelia"
- Recognizing your Genre
- Strengthening your Emotional Center
- Utilizing your Characters’ Motivation and Dialogue
- Adapting Jo Weiss’ "The Pool"
- Thematic Approaches
- Reshaping Structure
- Crafting and Honing Tension
- The Triangle of Knowledge
- Adapting Damion Armentrout’s "So the Young Enter the World"
Reviews"As a professional screenwriter and professor of film and media arts for the past 20 years, Eric Williams has been involved in the adaptation process many times over. Using his own personal experiences along with examples of well-known adapted works, Mr. Williams has crafted an invaluable guide to the screen adaptation process." —Rob Levine, Grateful Films
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