Books To Film

There are a ton of novels and books that have been translated in to movies over the years. Whether you are watching a film version of a Shakespeare story, or a movie that is based off of The Hobbit, there are a lot of elements that go in to the production of such a film. These days, the author tends to play a huge part in the filming of a movie based on his or her book. Some of the greatest concerns of the author and the production staff include translating the text to film that is relatable to the intended audience, knowing what the audience is going to be looking for, staying as true to the text as possible, and casting the right actors and actresses. These are just a few of the biggest concerns for the author and the production staff combined.

Obviously the author has varying concerns compared to the production staff; however, all parties involved want to make the best decisions to make the film as successful as possible. When it comes to translating text in to film from a popular book one of the most important pieces is the fact that the production staff has to be in touch with the fans of the book. The fans of the book are going to be among the greatest group of people who are likely to see the movie. Therefore, figuring out what exactly the readers will be looking for is vital to the success of the movie. Furthermore, casting the right people for the roles in the film is going to be imperative. If the wrong actors are selected, then the film faces an up hill battle of trying to win the audience over from the start. Instead, taking polls, or reading up on trending comments from fans about the movie might help to give the staff some ideas on what the fans are looking for in terms of the casting of the movie. By taking all of these various elements in to consideration, the film that is being translated from the book version stands a greater chance of being successful in the long run.

If a production staff is teaming up with the author of a popular book to create a movie out of the text, then a couple of aspects of the process need to be considered ahead of time. Some of the most important elements include translating the text to film that is relatable to the intended audience, knowing what the audience is going to be looking for, staying as true to the text as possible, and casting the right actors and actresses.