Matthew Wiener on 'Mad Men' writes the entire series before they start shooting, and if you have that, then what you can do with character and story is not at all unlike what you can do in a novel.
I don't think people cry reading 'Midnight's Children,' but a lot of people seem to cry watching the movie.
What I've always tried to find in my books are points at which the private lives of the characters, and also my own, intersect with the public life of the culture.
I'm a reader of Chinese literature, I like their films, but also: I've had great difficulty getting my work published in China; very little of it has been published there. The first two attempts to have all of my work published, for instance, were refused without any reason ever being given.
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