Can McDowell be a movie?

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Re: Can McDowell be a movie?

Post by Kajori50 » 07 Nov 2018, 13:59

I think it has the premise to be a good movie, but it is more suited to a limited tv series. The very soap opera nature of the plot could keep the viewers hooked.

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Post by cristinaro » 09 Nov 2018, 08:19

Paradoxically, I think McDowell would be a better movie than a book because it has many twists and turns and dramatic situations as well as frequent changes of time and location.
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Post by C-Extra22 » 18 Nov 2018, 04:42

The aspect of him breaking out of prison and his subsequent experiences afterwards, would make a good movie.

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Post by kwame1977 » 19 Nov 2018, 02:19

Yes, it can be a movie, and can be one of the finest movies that can gain popularity. The author must consider this and interested parties must plan.

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Post by Franc93 » 19 Nov 2018, 06:11

Indeed it can be a movie the only important aspect is whether it will be a great movie or a lackluster one. It all depends on the people tasked into making it phenomenal. Screenwriters and the likes.
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Post by Anju_9 » 19 Nov 2018, 14:02

It really depends on the directors and the people involved in making this story a movie. Even the greatest of the stories end up getting bad criticism from the audience. This story is great, but it needs to end up in right hands to gain the success.

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Post by holsam_87 » 22 Nov 2018, 02:38

Since the book possesses controversial content, I think it would work better as a series geared toward a specific target audience. Given the fact that Netflix has shows exploring content like suicide and witchcraft, I think that McDowell would fit in there.
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Post by lara_haelterman » 22 Nov 2018, 11:39

I think it wouldn't appeal to a large part of the audience. There's not enough action in it and it is too realistic.

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Post by Ursadsong » 22 Nov 2018, 11:41

I think it would be an amazing movie because of the plot twice it has. But for me, every reader make its own movie from their head, it would be just fair to see it come to life, even if it's not the same one.

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Post by Joe Hadithi » 23 Nov 2018, 07:31

Maybe one of those made for tv ones. it lacks the gripping storyline for a blockbuster.

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Post by cvetelina_yovcheva87 » 23 Nov 2018, 08:40

I think that the book can be turned into a really interesting movie. The plot is fascinating, so it is a good option to shoot a film.

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Post by VandaQ » 26 Nov 2018, 10:41

It could, but I don't think it will, given the current political environment. Someone like Tarantino would make a great director for it, as it's grounded, mysterious and it has some extreme personalities in it.

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Post by vinkipc » 26 Nov 2018, 11:50

No. The story is filled with many activities. Good movies are created to follow a specific plot. But if the author has such thinking he should give it a try.

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Post by Theresam » 27 Nov 2018, 11:02

MagensWife1995 wrote:
01 Oct 2018, 13:24
This is a discussion topic on if this novel would be a good movie or even show.

Do you think it would work? Why or why not? What aspects of the book would work well on film? What would not work?
I think it would make a great movie. I think the characters are interesting and would hold the attention of the viewer.

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Post by TuyetMai » 28 Nov 2018, 03:22

I think this book would be better off as a movie. It has so much material and potential, but the writing felt flat somehow. I only like this book after I've finished reading it.

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