Film adaptation is the transfer of a written work or works in whole or part to a feature film. It is a type of derivative work.
A common form of film adaptation is the use of a novel as the basis of a feature film, but film adaptation includes the use of non-fiction (including journalism), autobiography, comic book, scripture, plays, historical sources, and even other films. From the earliest days of cinema, in nineteenth century Europe, adaptation from such diverse resources has been a ubiquitous practice of film-making.
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