Films Into Books: An Analytical Bibliography of Film, Novelizations, Movie, and TV Tie-ins

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Scarecrow Press, Jan 1, 1995 - Performing Arts - 608 pages
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Since the early 1960s, movie novelizations have become a noticeable part of popular literature and a unique avenue for authors to express on the page what a movie portrayed on screen. In the midst of the tide of movie tie-ins published in America and Britain have been a number of treasures, many far better than the movies that brought them into being. Films into Books provides the first in-depth coverage of this sub-genre. Combining a discussion of what novelizations are (and are not), and how they have become such an icon of popular culture, Larson also includes interviews with more than fifty authors, from Charles N. Heckelmann, author of 1937's Jungle Menace, to Piers Anthony, who novelized 1992's Total Recall.

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Turning film or TV scripts into novels is a peculiar literary subgenre. But it's not just a recent phenomenon-King Kong (1933) being an early example. To capture the scope and examine the ... Read full review


Understanding Film Novelizations
Writing Film Novelizations
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Randall D. Larson is the former editor of Threshold of Fantasy, CineFan, and CinemaScore: The Film Music Journal and a freelance writer of short stories and articles in the fields of horror fiction, films and film music, and public safety communications.

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