Melissa Rosenberg: Fred Meyer DVD Release Interview

melissarosenbergsigningMelissa Rosenberg gave a brief interview to KOMO News during the release party at the Fred Meyer store in the Seattle area.

How do you condense an 800-page book into a two hour movie?

MR: “Very carefully. You start with, and you end with, what is the emotional journey for these characters. That is the most important thing to capture, that is the only thing to capture. Everything else is up for grabs, but you must take these characters on the same emotional journey that they took in the book, and hence take the audience on the same emotional journey that they took in the book and that’s the goal, you hope that you achieve that. some people would say I did, some people would say I don’t.”

Do you get any feedback from the fans when you, for example.. cut certain scenes?

MR: “I have a fan site, and the fans will weigh in and say wow! you’ve cut too many things out.. or say I’ve done a fantastic job. They are very kind on my site, there are other sites I know that I don’t read, because I can’t handle that kind of intensity. You can’t make all the fans happy, you try to make as many as possible happy.”

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  1. the last book should be two movies to do any justice !!! just doing a half a** job won’t be any good for us the fans

  2. “A” 2 hour movie? Suck! Too much will get left out. And focusing on emotions? What about the story!?

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