Could it be adapted into a movie?

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It could definitely be made into a movie, or several. The bits about when she melds her mind with the raven were difficult to understand and would be much better represented visually!
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I don't see the language as a barrier. Other than the language, the plot has got all the capabilities to be adapted into a great movie. :D

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I think it would be difficult to adapt this book as a movie because of how detailed the book is.

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sjenkins39 wrote:
22 Nov 2019, 21:16
I think it would be difficult to adapt this book as a movie because of how detailed the book is.
I disagree. A single movie would not work (especially since so much was left unresolved at the end with the cliffhangers), but multiple movies or a television series would do well. The A Song of Ice and Fire series by George R.R. Martin was extremely detailed and look how well "Game of Thrones" did on HBO! A lot of details can be represented visually so the level of detail would be simplified on screen.
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I think it would make a great movie, maybe with captions or subtitles for the different languages. Other shows and movies have successfully done this, so I don't see it being a problem.

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The issue with language won't be a big problem for a talented movie director. It could be easily solved by adding subtitles.

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I can easily imagine it being turned into a movie, and it would be a really good one, with a nice mixture of romance and action.
But since we're usually talking about English-speaking producers and actors, I don't know how they would represent Celtic and Latin (after all, this language difference plays an important role). And the american movie industry is not receptive towards subtitles.

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