Saturday, January 18, 2014

Lessons learned by writers who've had their work developed into movies.

On The New York Times' website recently, they posted an article featuring interviews with playwrights whose work has been adapted into films, including Tracy Letts of August: Osage County (the latter opened on December 27), David Lindsay-Abaire of Rabbit Hole, an Aaron Sorkin of A Few Good Men, amongst many others.

August: Osage County Wikipedia
If you've ever wondered what John Guare thought of casting The Fresh Prince of Bel Air himself, Will Smith, in 1993's Six Degrees of Separation (the phrase "I was entranced" was mentioned), then you might want to check out the article.

I found it quite interesting to see what the playwrights thought of the films, and I hadn't even known that some of the movies they discuss had actually started life on stage. 

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