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My Movie Business John Irving S Memoir Begins With His Account Of The Distinguished Career And Medical Writings Of The Novelist S Grandfather Dr Frederick C Irving, A Renowned Obstetrician And Gynecologist, And Includes Mr Irving S Incisive History Of Abortion Politics In The United States But My Movie Business Focuses Primarily On The Thirteen Years John Irving Spent Adapting His Novel The Cider House Rules For The Screen For Four Different Directors.Mr Irving Also Writes About The Failed Effort To Make His First Novel, Setting Free The Bears, Into A Movie About Two Of The Films That Were Made From His Novels But Not From His Screenplays , The World According To Garp And The Hotel New Hampshire About His Slow Progress At Shepherding His Screenplay Of A Son Of The Circus Into Production.Not Least, And In Addition To Its Qualities As A Memoir Anecdotal, Comic, Affectionate, And Candid My Movie Business Is An Insightful Essay On The Essential Differences Between Writing A Novel And Writing A Screenplay.The Photographs In My Movie Business Were Taken By Stephen Vaughan, The Still Photographer On The Set Of The Cider House Rules A Miramax Production Directed By Lasse Hallstr M, With Michael Caine In The Role Of Dr Larch Concurrently With The November 1999 Release Of The Film, Talk Miramax Books Will Publish John Irving S Screenplay.


10 thoughts on “My Movie Business

  1. says:

    This book resembled a cosy fireside chat with John Irvine on the conversion of novels into screenplays Although The Cider House Rules is the main subject under consideration, there are detours into his other novels that ended up as films, notably The World According to Garp and The Hotel New Hampshire, and the one that, try as he might, never made it to the cinema, his first novel, Setting Free the Bears.I wondered why the eminent novelist had considered writing this memoir of his dabbling in t This book resembled a cosy fireside chat with John Irvine on the conversion of novels into screenplays Although The Cider House Rules is the main subject under consideration, there are detours into his oth...


  2. says:

    I thought this memoir might help me to get back into John Irving s writing, as I havent been enjoying his novels lately Unfortunately, if anything, it steered me farther away I did however like learning about the movie business and the surprisingly complicated process of turning a book into a movie, but the te...


  3. says:

    Repetitive, dull and self aggrandizing Can t believe this is the same JI who wrote Garp, Owen Meany etc I learned nothing about movies, nothing about JI and nothing about the process of adapting novels to the screen One of the laziest books I ve read in a long time At least it s short.


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    The main gist of this book was to explain how some of his books were made into movies with the main one being Cider House because he wrote the screenplay for years It touched on all his novels and it helped me remember something about the books I had read a long time ago but the most interesting and the one given the most information was Cider House.He explains that his grandfather was an OB GYN who graduated from Harvard in 1910 and wrote 3 books One his books was published in 1942 and ga The main gist of this book was to explain how some of his books were made into movies with the main one being Cider House because he wrote the screenplay for years It touched on all his novels and it helped me remember something about the books I had read a long time ago but the most interesting and the one given the most information was Cider House.He explains that his grandfather was an OB GYN who graduated from Harvard in 1910 and wrote 3 books One his books was published in 1942 and gave clinical details of the early days of obstetrics and gynecological surgery and our laws about abortion that go back to very early days of this country and how they have gone through numerous changes Many of the stories in Cider House were based on real cases his grandfather had written about Assuming that the information here is correct and I would guess that it is , it was very informative but just addsto my conflicted thoughts on the whole abortion issue doesn t give me an...


  5. says:

    Could anyone feelself important than Mr Irving There is nothing of note here It is a sanitized, glossing over of both novel writing and filmmaking A reader unfamiliar with either will learn absolutely nothing I m still baffled as to the point of this book at all I m sorry to say that the most interesting and memorable points in the story are in the beginning Once Mr Irving abandons his remembrance of his grandfather, you d might as well stop reading Indeed, I m inclined to try a Could anyone feelself important than Mr Irving There is nothing of note here It is a sanitized, glossing over of both novel writing and filmmaking A reader unfamiliar with either will learn absolutely nothing I m still baffled as to the point of this book at all I m sorry to say that the most interesting and memorable points in the story are in the beginning Once Mr Irving aba...


  6. says:

    I ve seen the film version of The Cider House Rules at least ten times, and my worn copy of the novel is one of my most prized books I don t even let guests touch it I ve been known to buy them their own copy rather than let them preview the story with mine.Needless to say, I wasthan interested to find out why John Irving decided to cut out major parts of his novel for the film adaptation No spoilers here, but the film is drastically different than the book I thought this memoir would I ve seen the film version of The Cider House Rules at least ten times, and my worn copy of the novel is one of my most prized books I don t even let guests touch it I ve been known to buy them their own copy rather than let them preview the story with mine.Needless to say, I wasthan interested to find out why John Irving decided to cut out major parts ...


  7. says:

    John Irving is my favorite author and I had been waiting to read this book Unfortunately, because it s been several years since I ve read most of his novels, many of the references he makes in this memoir were distant memories for me The memoir focuses on the writing of Cider House Rules and the subsequent making of the movie I would strongly discourage anyone from reading this book who has NOT yet read Cider House Rules as there are spoilers I haven t seen the movie, and I wished I had, alt John Irving is my favorite author and I had been waiting to read this book Unfortunately, because it s been several years since I ve read most of his novels, many of the references he makes in this memoir were distant memories for me The memoir focuses on the writing of Cider House Rules and the subsequent making of the movie I would strongly discourage anyone from reading this book who has NOT yet read Cider House Rules as there are spoilers I haven t seen the movie, and I wished I had, although I think if I see it now, it will be with greater appreciation for the cr...


  8. says:

    After three of his novels became motion pictures scripted by other writers The World According to Garp, Hotel New Hampshire and A Prayer for Owen Meany, which was rechristened on screen as Simon Birch , and two of his own screenplays languished unproduced, Irving finally got his chance to adapt one of his novels to film The focus of this slim, eloquent memoir is Irving s 13 year struggle to bring The Cider House Rules to the big screen, and its passage through the hands of various producers, f After three of his novels became motion pictures scripted by other writers The World According to Garp, Hotel New Hampshire and A Prayer for Owen Meany, which was rechristened on screen as Simon Birch , and two of his own screenplays languished unproduced, Irving finally got his chance to adapt one of his novels to film The focus of this slim, eloquent memoir is Irving s 13 year struggle to bring The Cider House Rules to the big screen, and its passage through the hands of various producers, four different directors and numerous rewrites Backtracking to illuminate the origin of the novel s pro abortion stance, Irving introduces readers to his grandfather, an obstetrician and gynecologist, and to the history of abortion Abortions didn t become illegal throughout the U.S until 184...


  9. says:

    3 STARS WHEN I FEEL LIKE BEING A DIRECTOR, I WRITE A NOVEL John Irving John Irving s memoir begins with his account of the distinguished career and medical writings of the novelist s grandfather Dr Frederick C Irving, a renowned obstetrician and gynaecologist, and includes Mr Irving s incisive history of abortion politics in the United States But My Movie Business focuses primarily on the thirteen years John Irving spent adapting his novel The Cider House Rules for the screen for four diff 3 STARS WHEN I FEEL LIKE BEING A DIRECTOR, I WRITE A NOVEL John Irving John Irving s memoir begins with his account of the distinguished career and medical writings of the novelist s grandfather Dr Frederick C Irving, a renowned obstetrician and gynaecologist, and includes Mr Irving s incisive history of abortion politics in the United States But My Movie Business focuses primarily on the thirteen years John Irving spent adapting his novel The Cider House Rules for the screen for four different directors The movie was nominated for seven Oscars, winning two for Best Adapted Screenplay for John Irving and Best Supporting Actor for Michael Caine Mr Irving also writes about the failed effort to make his first novel, Setting Free the Bears, into a movie about two of the films that were made from his novels but not from hi...


  10. says:

    John Irving describes the 14 year process of bringing his novel, The Cider House Rules to the screen An interesting look at the differences between novel and screenplay writing and the concessions made by each form The Cider House Rules is a well made and entertaining film, I never read the book but am sure it lines up with the best of Irving s works The story is Irving s chance...


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