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This week's question is: How would you pitch to the biz to make your favourite book into a movie?
Submitted by Girl of 1000 Wonders.
This is a tough one, because I'm generally not a fan of movie/TV adaptations of books. I guess it all stems from the fact that different people 'see' characters and places in their heads differently, so the way I see a character may differ wildly from the way the producer sees them. Also, the movie industry has this annoying thing where they change scenes for no apparent reason and cast thirty-year-olds as seventeen-year-olds.
So if I had to pitch a book (for example, Cinder by Marissa Meyer), I'd pitch it as a mini-series rather than a film, as I really think that all the scenes and characters are essential to the story as a whole and I'd hate for any to be cut out. Then I'd them all about the awesome characters, setting and plot and that's probably where things would start going wrong, because I'd start ranting about how they're not allowed to change anything and how they've got to cast believable actors as the characters and make sure that the actors read the damn book before they start filming, because if I have to watch another episode of Graham Norton where the actor rocks up for their interview and Graham starts asking them about how they found playing such a beloved literary character and the actor just kind of glazes over and says, 'Was it a book before it was a film then?' I will probably put my fist through the screen of the TV.
So yeah, I don't think I'm going to be ditching my day job to become a movie pitcher person any time soon.
How about you? Can you do a better job of pitching a book to movie execs than I can? (It wouldn't be hard!)
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