Talk:Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay

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Source.[edit]

If anyone objects to adding in the "source" and author thereof for each winning screenplay, speak now or forever hold your peace. 209.149.235.254 22:29, 22 Mar 2004 (UTC)

No objection at all. I did some but got distracted onto other things, and never got back to finish it. Good luck! Eclecticology 00:58, 2004 Mar 23 (UTC)

Borat.[edit]

Maybe to clear up Borat since it's based on a character(if I have the details right) —Preceding unsigned comment added by LadySatine (talkcontribs) 2007-01-26t01:51:32z

Table?[edit]

Year Won Film Screenplay by Source
2005 78th Brokeback Mountain Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana Brokeback Mountain, a short story by E. Annie Proulx
2005 A History of Violence Josh Olson A History of Violence, a graphic novel by John Wagner and Vince Locke
2005 Capote Dan Futterman Capote, a biography by Gerald Clarke
2005 The Constant Gardener Jeffrey Caine The Constant Gardener, a novel by John le Carré
2005 Munich Tony Kushner and Eric Roth Vengeance: The True Story of an Israeli Counter-Terrorist Team, a book by George Jonas
2006 79th The Departed William Monahan Infernal Affairs, a Hong Kong film by Felix Chong and Alan Mak.
2006 Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan Sacha Baron Cohen, Peter Baynham, Anthony Hines, Dan Mazer, and Todd Phillips Da Ali G Show TV series.
2006 Children of Men Alfonso Cuarón, Timothy J. Sexton, David Arata, Mark Fergus, and Hawk Ostby The Children of Men, a novel by P. D. James.
2006 Little Children Todd Field and Tom Perrotta Little Children, a novel by Tom Perrotta
2006 Notes on a Scandal Patrick Marber Notes on a Scandal, a novel by Zoë Heller.

Like List of Academy Award winners and nominees for Best Foreign Language Film? -- Jeandré, 2007-12-29t10:04z


Suggestion[edit]

The books Crossfire: the Plot that Killed Kennedy & On the Trail of the Assassins are NOT novels but non-fiction books and should be listed as such. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 67.10.92.186 (talk) 01:02, 10 February 2009 (UTC)

what is the award really for?[edit]

The article doesn't address how this award is supposed to be judged. Is it intended to reward the film that is best-written (from among the nominees)? Or, is it intended to reward the screenwriter who was the most talented at adapting the film? So for example, let's say there's a movie that everyone recognizes as having the most ingenious plotting and dialogue of any movie ever made, but the movie was adapted from a play without changing very much, the play was already so good that the screenwriter hardly did any work, but then there's another nominee in the category where the movie is based on a great novel that everybody always believed to be unfilmable but then the screenwriter found a way to adapt it into a great movie such that the process of adaptation was clearly ingenious although the final script judged by itself as a script was merely great, not excellent. Mathew5000 (talk) 03:00, 26 February 2013 (UTC)

Requested move[edit]

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The result of the move request was: moved. -- BrownHairedGirl (talk) • (contribs) 00:39, 27 April 2014 (UTC)



Academy Award for Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay)Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay – This is the actual title of the award. The current title is not official and makes no sense. JDDJS (talk) 05:27, 19 April 2014 (UTC)

  • Support moving as proposed. - WPGA2345 - 01:12, 20 April 2014 (UTC)
  • Support while we don't need to use WP:OFFICIALNAMES I think it makes sense here since the current title does not in fact make sense.--67.70.140.89 (talk) 19:19, 21 April 2014 (UTC)
  • Support avoid disambiguation in parenthesis per WP:NATURALDIS

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