Adaptations Are Much More Than A Mere Visual Illustration

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Contrary to the general public’s belief, adaptations are much more than a mere visual illustration of a novel. When adapting a literary work, the screenwriter’s integrity towards the author is highly crucial to prevent a disagreement, which could lead to a copyright infringement. This will also ensure the audience’s approval because the screenplay’s plot is less likely to deviate from the author 's fundamental storyline in the original work. Furthermore, adapting a literary work into a screenplay consist of a very rigorous filtering process that is often challenging for the screenwriter. The screenwriter often faces dilemmas in which the decisions to omit or heighten certain aspects could either ensure the movie’s success or its failure.…show more content…
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