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INTERVIEWS/REVIEWS: Peter Jackson HollywoodNewsWire.net  "The Lovely Bones"  photo
The Lovely Bones
Interview by: Izumi Hasegawa
Dec 6, 2009
Peter Jackson, Saoirse Ronan, Stanley Tucci, Rachel Weisz, Mark Wahlberg, Susan Sarandon, Michael Imperioli and Rose McIver - The Lovely Bones


Q1: What were the challenges of adapting this? What did you have to leave out?
JACKSON: We shot some scenes. Any film that I've done, you shoot scenes that don't end up in the final cut. In my mind, there's no such thing as a perfect adaptation of a book. The master work is the book. Alice Sebold's novel is The Lovely Bones. That is the work that has got everything in it, every character, every subplot and that's the way that you should experience the story in its most pure form. A film adaptation of any book, especially The Lovely Bones in this example, it's only ever going to be a souvenir. It's going to be an impression of aspects of the book. To me, to adapt a book is not a question of producing a carbon copy of the book. It's impossible. To include everything, the film would be five or six hours long. It's a personal impression that ...

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