Can McDowell be a movie?

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Post by Gotyourbakula » 28 Nov 2018, 12:14

lara_haelterman wrote:
22 Nov 2018, 11:39
I think it wouldn't appeal to a large part of the audience. There's not enough action in it and it is too realistic.
I almost just posted the exact same thing. I totally agree.

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Post by Gotyourbakula » 28 Nov 2018, 12:15

TuyetMai wrote:
28 Nov 2018, 03:22
I think this book would be better off as a movie. It has so much material and potential, but the writing felt flat somehow. I only like this book after I've finished reading it.
Ugh why does that always happen? Like I hate the book all the way through and when it's over I'm happy. Am I happy about the story or am I just glad it's over?

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Post by Sunday diamond » 28 Nov 2018, 20:22

One things I discovered about William H. Coles, is that he's always practical in writing. Therefore I guess it should be a movie.

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Post by bdu15062 » 28 Nov 2018, 23:21

McDowell would be perfect as a mini series with maybe 8 episodes. It would work because of the different characters and each episode could delve into Hiram's connection with them. I would definitely watch it!

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Post by Arup343 » 30 Nov 2018, 11:25

According to me, it would need an extraordinary screen-writer to successfully make this book as a movie!
Yes, maybe it would work but we cannot deny the fact that the book would always be better!

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Post by abbiejoice » 01 Dec 2018, 03:48

I think this can be a movie. But it depends on the director, on how he or she is going to highlight certain aspects of the book.

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Post by Fozia-Bajwa » 01 Dec 2018, 13:53

yes it could be shaped in the form of a movie. Because it is a story of a surgeon who efforts through whole of his life to make money, to upgrade his career, to abuse the other people, and to misuse differen ladies even his wives. It is a story which can be converted into a film in fact.

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Post by TALIA ONYANGO » 01 Dec 2018, 23:04

With its diverse discussions on societal issues, I believe it could make a good thriller movie.

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Post by Little_one11 » 05 Dec 2018, 12:06

I think it will be an amazing movie! There is a lot of plots in it. Definitely a great movie.

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Post by Disneyland » 05 Dec 2018, 17:56

I think that a story about the life of 'a female surgeon' can be a movie!

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Post by mariakavo88 » 05 Dec 2018, 23:02

I think it could be made into a movie. With that being said, I do not know if it would do well in theatres. I think it would be more of a film that I would watch at home to rent on something, such as, Netflix.

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Post by Theresam » 06 Dec 2018, 11:22

bear_6743 wrote:
02 Oct 2018, 17:25
I definitely think this could be a movie, however, I think it would work better as a limited series. There could be episodes dedicated to just each character since there are so many and wrap it up with how all the characters tie into each other.
I agree that a limited series might be a better approach. I think for a movie a lot would need to be cut out for time but with a series it could cover all of the important aspects of the books that could be lost otherwise

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Post by Shrabastee » 07 Dec 2018, 00:05

In my opinion, plot-driven books generally have the makings of a good movie than character-driven stories. However, McDowell, despite being the later, can still be turned into a movie. It has got a good storyline with multiple interesting characters and turn of events. Additionally, the two parts of the book fits the structure of a movie, the two halves separated by the intermission. However, I have one concern. Can the movie portray the ups and downs of the characters and show the moral transformation with authencity? This is something I would love to look forward to.

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Post by Shrabastee » 07 Dec 2018, 00:07

bdu15062 wrote:
28 Nov 2018, 23:21
McDowell would be perfect as a mini series with maybe 8 episodes. It would work because of the different characters and each episode could delve into Hiram's connection with them. I would definitely watch it!
Interesting thought. Yes, better a series than a single movie. More freedom and opportunities to show the gradual transformation.

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Post by Ekta Kumari » 08 Dec 2018, 09:19

I think it would work as a movie. It has many diverse elements to it that is required in a movie. In fact, I'm hoping someone make it. I will surely watch it.
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