Teaching the Law And Order Short Story/The Millions


If you’re an avid reader, you probably wonder sometimes why movies made from the best novels disappoint. Well, here’s Kevin Clouther’s rationale, and I think it’s a good one:

“Good fiction grants you sustained, nuanced entry into a character’s mind that is difficult to achieve on the screen. This is one of the reasons the best books rarely translate into transcendent films, no matter how many times studios try…”

And in a related vein, most neophyte writers are so in thrall to the visual media of TV and movies that when they take on a short story it disappoints in similar fashion. Mr. Clouther explains further in the link below.


The Millions


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