New Delhi: Cinema adaptations of novels is a challenge and helps forge new synergy between the screen and literature, speakers at a forum at the World Book Fair said.
The debate over the superiority of cinema and literature in the world of adaptations is now passe, speakers at a forum "Filming Fiction" hosted by the Oxford University Press at the 20th World Book Fair in the capital said Saturday evening.
The forum marked the release of an anthology of critical essays, "Filming Fiction" to commemorate 100 years of Oxford University Press in India.
"The last 100 years have seen a growing body of films and people still complain of lack of good scripts. Very few people have turned to novels to adapt them into cinema. Young people often write their own scripts but they don't have the wealth of experience," film critic and writer Aruna Vasudev said at the forum....more
02:39 PM, Feb 27, 2012