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What Makes a Good Film Adaptation?

Complete video at: http://fora.tv/conference/new_yorker_festival_2011 Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Jeffrey Eugenides discusses the process of adapting a book into a film. A book "radically changes once it becomes visual. It's no longer a book, and to try to insist on it being a book will usually make it a poorer film." ----- THE WRITER'S WRITER. With Jeffrey Eugenides, Nicole Krauss, and Jhumpa Lahiri. Moderated by Deborah Treisman. Jeffrey Eugenides is the author of the novels The Virgin Suicides and the Pulitzer Prize-winning Middlesex, parts of which originally ran in The New Yorker. His third novel, The Marriage Plot, comes out in October; an excerpt appeared in the June 13th & 20th Summer Fiction Issue. He has received a Guggenheim Fellowship and a Whiting Writers' Award.
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