Monday, January 28, 2013

From story to TV movie or film...

Watching the Hallmark movie special Sunday made me think how fun it would be to have your story turned into a film.

This movie, The Makeover, was a light romantic comedy which right away had me thinking of our co-blogger Morgan Mandel's  short romantic comedy, The Handyman.

The TV movie, which was a teleplay instead of being based on  a book or short story, involved a consultant revamping a working class guy into a polished candidate for the House of Representatives.  Unbelievable? Yeah, sometimes, but this was a fun, lighthearted romantic story with comedic and sometimes, okay, goofy moments.

The drawback, of course, was that the plot was simplistic enough that you could follow the movie and "see" the story line. Made me think it could be fun to try writing a story like that, well at least after the other unfinished projects are done.

** Has a movie or film inspired you to write something different?

* Have you had a book or story translated to film or tried getting a film made?


Morgan Mandel said...

I watched that movie, too! It was really cute. I love watching romances on TV, even ones that are easy to figure out.
It was a pleasant way to spend the evening, while the DH watched sports in the other room.

Morgan Mandel

CA Verstraete said...

It's funny as the first thing I thought of when it started was your book!

Debra St. John said...

I think it would be so fun to have one of my books turned into a movie...then again, I'm guessing a lot of authors feel the same way!

Deb Larson said...

I think that must be an author's dream to have a book turned into a movie. I always hoped Memories Trail would be made into a movie by 2012 - 200 years after The War of 1812 (the era in my book)
I was told to turn my book into a screen play - but I don't have that kind of talent or time.
DL Larson

Morgan Mandel said...

Even getting an option for a maybe movie would be great!

Morgan Mandel