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Looking for Quality Sappy Fiction

I thoroughly enjoyed this post on the blue -- which explored how characters fall in love in novels. I would like to find new to me fiction that uses this technique in developing love stories. [more inside]
posted by JustKeepSwimming on Feb 12, 2016 - 5 answers

You suck at working in a foreign culture bub.

Short of saying flat out what I said in the title, how can one help people learn to become “bicultural” and adapt to a foreign work style if they are unaware of the need to do so? [more inside]
posted by Che boludo! on Jul 27, 2015 - 13 answers

Adapting for profit my own work, portions of which I released under CC

For a couple chapters of a book I'm writing, I could choose to adapt short stories that I already released under a Creative Commons license. Even with the adapted chapters, the book would be 95% new material. What are the implications of mixing the new material with the CC material? [more inside]
posted by internet_explorer on Dec 2, 2014 - 6 answers

Adept at adaptation?

I want to request permission to stage an adaptation of an author's work...but how? [more inside]
posted by prewar lemonade on Nov 3, 2014 - 4 answers

Benign Keylogger

I'm looking for a benign keylogger to record the number of keypresses and button presses I make each day. This would be installed on my laptop running Vista (and is for my own personal edification). There are lots of results via Google, but I trust MeFites more, of course. [more inside]
posted by jocelmeow on Jun 11, 2014 - 2 answers

Moving to Belgium. What do I need to think about?

This is a pretty big question but there are two essential parts to it: the things I need to think about when moving, and those I need to consider for living there for a reasonable length of time (18 months probably). [more inside]
posted by fearnothing on Oct 21, 2013 - 11 answers

Novel to film rights

How do I find out if the film rights are available to a book/novel? Or, more specifically, if they are not available - how do I find out who owns the rights? [more inside]
posted by crossoverman on Aug 8, 2013 - 6 answers

Help me and my family adapt to a high desert life

I moved with my family to New Mexico, near Albuquerque, this past July. We've done OK, but I feel like we could be doing better. We use lots of skin lotion, and I usually wake up with a stuffy nose and dry mouth. I'd love to hear tips and tricks, or recommendations for blogs or books. Topics of interest inside. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Mar 22, 2013 - 20 answers

Philip K. Dick adaptations: what gives?

Why do Philip K. Dick stories seem to get turned into movies at a high rate? [more inside]
posted by the man of twists and turns on May 27, 2012 - 17 answers

Best books that started out as films?

Help me find examples: films that later became (better) books. [more inside]
posted by media_itoku on Nov 14, 2011 - 17 answers

Crusoe film adaptations and *that* footprint

Robinson Crusoe film adaptations. Which are the best ones? Also, *that* footprint... [more inside]
posted by 0bvious on Sep 29, 2011 - 6 answers

remake of the film of the play of the book of the ...

What's the longest chain of adaptations, like the remake of the film of the tv show of the novel of the play? [more inside]
posted by Gomoryhu on Sep 24, 2011 - 26 answers

Minicomic -> Short film -> ?

I self-published a minicomic that someone now wants to adapt into a short film. Awesome! What issues should I be aware of? [more inside]
posted by mumblingmynah on Sep 7, 2011 - 6 answers

How does a Creative Commons Share-Alike license on an image affect a web design that image is used in?

I have used a photo that is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike license as a background image in a WordPress theme. How much of the theme needs to be shared-alike? [more inside]
posted by chrismear on Apr 7, 2011 - 4 answers

Help Make a Car Accessible

How to adapt a vehicle for a disabled child and get reimbursement? [more inside]
posted by plinth on Mar 7, 2011 - 7 answers

Name some first person to third person translations

What are some good movies, based on books written in First Person, that don't use Voice Over narration at all? [more inside]
posted by Potomac Avenue on Jan 31, 2011 - 14 answers

Reading what you play

I need a list of video games adapted from books (or graphic novels). [more inside]
posted by ndicecco on May 15, 2010 - 23 answers

Talking in public about a confidential building use

I am in a graduate college urban composition class, and I'm making a presentation, to about 45 people, about the history of a building over the years. I don't want to reveal what the building is currently used for. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 29, 2010 - 24 answers

Like to the lark at break of day arising

Recommend literature/poetry set to (classical) music for my mix! [more inside]
posted by so much modern time on Feb 9, 2010 - 19 answers

It's fun when they are fetching, and agree to see an etching, that you keep at your lily pad...

What happens to slimy amphibians during a drought? Do they shrivel up and die? [more inside]
posted by Jon_Evil on Dec 11, 2009 - 3 answers

I could almost handle the headaches, but I can I handle the stupids?

Tips & tricks for adapting to the side effects of Topamax (topiramate) for a full-time office worker & part-time grad student? [more inside]
posted by onshi on Nov 23, 2009 - 14 answers

short story for short film

What are some short stories/myths etc. with a sole female protagonist for film adaptation? [more inside]
posted by breadfruit on Aug 22, 2009 - 6 answers

Faithful book/movie adaptations?

Can you think of examples of movies based on novels (or short stories) that are very, very faithful to the source work? [more inside]
posted by zardoz on Jun 1, 2008 - 70 answers

Looking for Raiders of the Lost Ark: the Adaptation

Is there any earthly way - preferably on the up & up - to get a copy of Raiders of the Losk Ark: The Adaptation? (see also, see also). Gaining admission to a local screening would also be acceptable. [more inside]
posted by rkent on Apr 5, 2008 - 3 answers

Proposal for a stage play?

A friend of mine is in talks with a certain comic book writer to adapt a certain graphic novel for the stage. According to the writer's manager, they're interested in at least one run of the show, provided he can show them a satisfactory proposal. Great news! The only problem is, what should that proposal consist of and look like, for presentation to the writer and his manager?
posted by Sticherbeast on Oct 20, 2007 - 4 answers

What's the sociological term for our acceptance of cumulative airport security demands?

Is there a word or phrase that describes people's ready acceptance of increasingly odd and demanding airport security procedures? [more inside]
posted by AgentRocket on Nov 29, 2006 - 40 answers

Optioning film rights

I'm finishing up a first draft of a screenplay adaptation of a novel. I've contacted the company who owns the rights to the novel and they told me to send a proposal for an option to the film rights. Has anyone ever had any experience with obtaining options to film rights? [more inside]
posted by strangeleftydoublethink on Jun 7, 2006 - 5 answers

MovieFilter: Protecting my IP/Screenplay

How to I protect my book from being adapted to film/screen/movie without my permission? [more inside]
posted by bkdelong on Feb 22, 2006 - 14 answers

What book should I turn into a movie?

I'm a professional screenwriter. I have $5000 to option a book to adapt into a movie. That means it can't be a past or present best-seller, or have been previously adapted for stage, TV or screen. It should have a strong narrative, preferably in a clearly defined genre (eg thriller, love story, crime story, horror, coming-of-age) but NOT science fiction. It should also NOT be a classic which everyone will complain I've ruined. What books (or short stories) meeting this description have you read that you thought would have made a great movie?
posted by unSane on Dec 12, 2005 - 50 answers

Never judge a book by its movie!

I'm interested in hearing personal experiences of movies based upon literary works. Which movies are best experienced only after you've first read the book? Has reading the book afterwards altered your opinion of a movie or indeed has your appreciation of a book changed after you watched the film adaptation? [more inside]
posted by wannalol on Dec 4, 2005 - 45 answers

Does releasing an album that retells the story of a novel require permission from the author/estate?

I've written an album based on the book A Maze of Death by Philip K. Dick. That is to say that it retells the story of the novel in pop song form. It's not a musical because there's only one vocalist and there's no "book". But it's like a musical insofar as it basically follows the plot, uses the character names, has key phrases worked into the lyrics, and I'm calling it "A Maze of Death". So, is that enough of an adaptation to be considered copyright infringement if I don't get permission?
posted by ddf on Jul 20, 2005 - 10 answers

How do I get the rights to a book before adapting it into a screenplay.

CopyrightFilter: If I want to adapt a copyrighted(?) book into a theater performance, do I need to get the rights? Can I write a script, maybe even do a workshop production or do I need to get the rights before I can even think about adaptation? Who do I talk to to get the rights, and how much does this usually cost? Does it matter if the venue is tiny, and the theater company has no money?
posted by geryon on Feb 10, 2005 - 7 answers

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