As a writer, one of the things we all learned from the movies was a kind of compression that didn't exist before people were used to watching films. For instance, if you wanted to write a flashback in a novel, you once had to really contextualize it a lot, to set it up. Now, readers know exactly what you're doing. Close-ups too. Writers can use filmic devices that we've all accepted so much that we don't even see them as devices any more.To read the rest of the Globe & Mail interview from which the above quotation is drawn, click here.
Saturday, September 01, 2012
Salman Rushdie on Film and Fiction
Salman Rushdie on the possibilities film has opened up for writers of fiction: