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Novel to Film

How is a novel translated into a script and then interpreted as a film scene? What choices do the screenwriter and the director make? What do they choose to include, what do they choose to delete and what do they adapt, and how?

Masterpiece Theatre's The Forsyte Saga is based upon the first two books of John Galsworthy's family epic: The Man of Property (originally published in 1906) and In Chancery (1920). In this scene, which takes place at the beginning of The Man of Property and early into the second hour of the film, June introduces her fiancé, Philip Bosinney, to her family.

Bosinney meets the family
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