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Adapting Orchids to Hollywood

By Clint Zavodny

“Adaptation” is a movie based on the book “The Orchid Thief” … or rather, it’s a movie about a movie writer – Charlie Kaufman – trying to adapt this particular book into a screenplay.

Even though the movie does not follow the book, uh, “by the book” as one might say – the brilliance of “Adaptation” is how the movie ultimately parallels the “The Orchid Thief” perfectly.
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