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Novelists and Hollywood

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Randee Dawn provides an interesting report for Reuters on the relationship of novelists and movies. “So it was, and so it almost always is: Authors write books,” Dawn writes. “Screenwriters write screenplays. And while there are strong exceptions to every rule (Herman Wouk, Larry McMurtry), a savvy author tends to know when to step aside and let the filmmakers take charge — or, in some cases, the sausage makers. For some reason, authors tend to refer to pork products when discussing Hollywood.”