Definition -- epon·y·mous, adjective, \i-pä-nə-məs, e-\ : of, relating to, or being the person or thing for whom or which something is named …
Our script is once again an eponymous adaptation of the novel GREEN DARKNESS.
Why IS the novel called GREEN DARKNESS? Anya Seton certainly based the title on the flimsiest of references, a mere mention in a poem, that barely relates to the story.
When Marla and I began our adaptation we discussed our working title at length, as we have mentioned here in our blog. We decided on PREORDAINED as a much more appropriate, if less evocative, title. A couple of readers commented and advised we stick to the original, or at least make sure the eponymous title was on the posters.
We have tried to stay true to the essence of the book and in the end we decided we had to make the green darkness reference apply -- one way or another.As screenwriters, we’ve been acutely aware of the need of the title being spoken by one of the characters. So we wrote that in, making it relevant. And then we finally felt justified in calling the script GREEN DARKNESS once more!
Till next time~~
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