Originally Posted by Spykes
I wasn't generalizing every book to movie adaptation, I was talking specifically about the Twilight movies. Those books have amateurish writing, little to no action scenes and very heavy in dialog. Hence, they aren't THAT hard to push out in a years time. That's a simple fact that can be deduced by just looking at how quick of a turnaround there is for the Twilight Saga films.
Now obviously ALL movie projects are difficult to complete. It's silly to suggest that that's what I was trying to say. However, in the world of movie making, movies like Twilight are on the very easy end of the spectrum.
I admit that I misunderstood the generalization aspect of your post, but you have misunderstood mine, so we're even in this matter.
Anyway. Heavy on dialogue + little action does not equal easy transferring stage (and I'm not talking about the whole project, I'm talking about the transformation from one medium to another, which is a part of pre-production). In some aspects it's even harder. Alright, I may go into the generalization aspect again. But, you did say "The script is basically already written for them save for a few edits to make them work as a movie, so there's absolutely no idea creating.
" which is wrong regardless on how much dialogue or what kind of writing there is in the book. Because, as I said, to make it work in another medium is a very difficult artistic challenge, which, as I said in this post, relies mostly on planning everything out (more than that, thinking that a book, especially if there's many dialogue, is as good as an unedited script - that would be the biggest mistake one would make in the transformation stage I've mentioned). I never said a thing about shooting the movie itself, or making the props, or, basically, the production itself. They're quite essential (since every work is a combination of things and it IS silly to make importance only out of one aspect) but it wasn't what I was talking about.
Anyway, the Twilight thing may be crappy books and movies. But you CAN pump good stuff every year, you just have to know what you're doing. You can even pump some good stuff based on bad stuff - same thing. The reason the Twilight movies suck is because... well, they do. I don't know, I haven't watched them, but most people say that, so in this matter I go with the crowd. I don't always go with the crowd without seeing something myself, but I'm ready to in this case.
Well, I don't know if I've made my point clear. I'm pretty sick for the past four or five days, so it's a bit hard for me right now to clearly state my thoughts even if I'm sure in my mind what thoughts they are. But, I want to end my another very heavy post (most likely with lots of unnecessary words) with the fact that I've never meant any disrespect (if some of my sentence formulations may seem to cause one).