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Stanley Kubrick on the process of adaptation

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[Adaptation is] almost a matter of code-breaking, of breaking the work down into a structure that is truthful, that doesn’t lose the ideas or the content or the feeling of the book. And fitting it all into the much more limited time frame of a movie. And as long as you possibly can, you retain your emotional attitude, whatever it was that made you fall in love in the first place. You judge a scene by asking yourself, “Am I still responding to what’s there?”…It’s an intuitive process, the way I imagine writing music is intuitive. It’s not a matter of structuring an argument.

Stanley Kubrick

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September 16, 2012 at 9:50 am

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