Would "Strong Heart" work as a film?

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Post by Ash and Stars » 16 Oct 2017, 15:07

I think it would work well as a movie, especially if the right location was chosen

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Post by Bluecobia » 16 Oct 2017, 17:36

I think it could be a good movie but you might have to and the sequel to reach a full conclusion.

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Post by kwahu » 17 Oct 2017, 00:58

Perfectly well! This story can make a brilliant film that would depict performance of culture in different generations.

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Post by Gingerbo0ks » 17 Oct 2017, 01:42

Bluecobia wrote:I think it could be a good movie but you might have to and the sequel to reach a full conclusion.
Hmm, yes, I think in a movie format it might require a stronger ending.
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Post by Sarah Tariq » 17 Oct 2017, 01:43

Yes,I would suggest it for film. It will be a wonderful film on a unique topic. people Will really like this film owing to its adventure mode.
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Post by Sarah Immanuel » 17 Oct 2017, 15:37

Not a film. "Strong heart" would make a movie. An excellent one.

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Post by Charlie Sheldon » 17 Oct 2017, 15:50

GingerboOks - If this series ever made it to film, and I had any say in it, which I plan to, I'd try as best I can to follow the tales in the series - this one, then the next, then the third (all mostly written) and hopefully a fourth (which I can't wait to start writing once I extract from all this book flogging stuff, then producing number 2, Adrift, and then totally completing number 3, Found). I dunno, too, I think the final scene would work fine as an end to the film - Sarah and her grandad are close, he promises to bring her back the next summer to find the marking Place, they have escaped the fire, they see the bear, and the last shot sweeps past where the bear was to the entire North pacific coast. Sure, there are some loose threads, but that's the way all life is, a bunch of loose threads, always, doors closing as others open, and some tracks following each of us through life wherever we go, like lessons or curses. From an author's perspective I would rather have readers or viewers wanting to see more of the characters than wrapping everything up. Sadly, life is not like that at least mine isn't and hasn't been. From a move maker's perspective you;d want the audience leaving the theater absolutely unable to wait for the next film to appear, right?

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Post by gali » 17 Oct 2017, 23:09

I think it would make a very good film.

Well said, Charlie Sheldon, and I agree.
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Post by Gingerbo0ks » 18 Oct 2017, 02:42

Charlie Sheldon - Well, when you put it like that :)...it sounds a good end for a film, I can see it. And by that point maybe some of the audience will have read "Adrift" and can be waiting for what's to come :)
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Post by Manali_DC » 18 Oct 2017, 03:38

I think Strong Heart would make a good movie. There are some parts of the book, like when Sarah describes the past, which make for slightly confusing reading. Too many strange names and too much time in a boat-- these parts would translate beautifully in a movie and would be easier to understand!!

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Post by BoyLazy » 19 Oct 2017, 04:03

Manali_DC wrote:I think Strong Heart would make a good movie. There are some parts of the book, like when Sarah describes the past, which make for slightly confusing reading. Too many strange names and too much time in a boat-- these parts would translate beautifully in a movie and would be easier to understand!!
Film from this book can be really interesting. Boring parts can be shortened :P
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Post by Gingerbo0ks » 19 Oct 2017, 12:46

Manali_DC wrote:I think Strong Heart would make a good movie. There are some parts of the book, like when Sarah describes the past, which make for slightly confusing reading. Too many strange names and too much time in a boat-- these parts would translate beautifully in a movie and would be easier to understand!!
Definitely agree. Would be great on screen.
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Post by Amagine » 19 Oct 2017, 21:02

Charlie Sheldon wrote:GingerboOks - If this series ever made it to film, and I had any say in it, which I plan to, I'd try as best I can to follow the tales in the series - this one, then the next, then the third (all mostly written) and hopefully a fourth (which I can't wait to start writing once I extract from all this book flogging stuff, then producing number 2, Adrift, and then totally completing number 3, Found). I dunno, too, I think the final scene would work fine as an end to the film - Sarah and her grandad are close, he promises to bring her back the next summer to find the marking Place, they have escaped the fire, they see the bear, and the last shot sweeps past where the bear was to the entire North pacific coast. Sure, there are some loose threads, but that's the way all life is, a bunch of loose threads, always, doors closing as others open, and some tracks following each of us through life wherever we go, like lessons or curses. From an author's perspective I would rather have readers or viewers wanting to see more of the characters than wrapping everything up. Sadly, life is not like that at least mine isn't and hasn't been. From a move maker's perspective you;d want the audience leaving the theater absolutely unable to wait for the next film to appear, right?
You bring up some interesting points. Especially the loose ends part.
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Post by Tanny136 » 22 Oct 2017, 00:59

I feel that it'll make a wonderful, also because of the setting of the novel-the hiking trip has been described beautifully by Sheldon. It'll be a visual treat for sure!

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Post by BoyLazy » 23 Oct 2017, 11:55

Ash and Stars wrote:I think it would work well as a movie, especially if the right location was chosen
Let's wait for a second book of this series and then we can think of a single movie combining both stories.
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