Friday, November 7, 2008

A perspective on watching movies based on a novel

John Scalzi share a tidbit on the subject from his old interview with Michael Crichton: "one of my favorite things to tell people who complain that the movie of their favorite book isn’t as rich or complex, which was that books are 400 pages long while movie scripts are the equivalent of 40 pages long, and you just have to make some choices."