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mitchum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-23-07 07:24 PM
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29. No, the conventional wisdom is that good literature generally does not...
translate well onto the screen because so much of the "literariness" (tone, nuance, complexity of characterization, ambiguity, etc...) depends on the written word, while a potboiler has the necessary ingredients that do translate well to the screen (propulsive plotting, use of familiar types, etc...) Of course, there are always exceptions, but this is an area where conventional wisdom is...wise.
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