form y The Rosie Project single work   film/TV   humour  
Issue Details: First known date: 2010 2010
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'The Rosie Project centres around a genetic professor with Asperger’s Syndrome who decides he needs a wife and goes about finding one with meticulous planning and scientific method.' (AWG website)

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First known date: 2010
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The Rosie Project : Discussions with Graeme Simsion on Reverse Adaptation Annabelle Murphy , 2016 single work criticism
— Appears in: Journal of Screenwriting , March vol. 7 no. 1 2016; (p. 83-98)
'Graeme Simsion’s internationally best-selling novel, The Rosie Project (2013a), began life as a romantic comedy script that nobody wanted. One year later, having ‘reverse adapted’ his screenplay into a novel, The Rosie Project (2013a) was on the New York Times best-selling list and swiftly sold to 40 territories around the world. This article, based on my discussions with screenwriter and author Graeme Simsion, and informed by my own practice-led research into ‘reverse adaptation’, will examine this little discussed manifestation of screen adaptation. What are the creative challenges facing the screenwriter in taking on the ‘opposite’ of a traditional adaptation? How do professional and industrial conditions differ for the screenwriter undertaking a reverse adaptation? Why even begin a reverse adaptation? This article also briefly contextualizes reverse adaptation as belonging to the greater contemporary ‘ecology’ of transmedia adaption, and places it in relation to the commercial novelization.' (Publication abstract)
Bringing Her Rosie Glow to Melbourne Karl Quinn , 2015 single work column
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 19 July 2015; (p. 8)
Bringing Her Rosie Glow to Melbourne Karl Quinn , 2015 single work column
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 19 July 2015; (p. 8)
The Rosie Project : Discussions with Graeme Simsion on Reverse Adaptation Annabelle Murphy , 2016 single work criticism
— Appears in: Journal of Screenwriting , March vol. 7 no. 1 2016; (p. 83-98)
'Graeme Simsion’s internationally best-selling novel, The Rosie Project (2013a), began life as a romantic comedy script that nobody wanted. One year later, having ‘reverse adapted’ his screenplay into a novel, The Rosie Project (2013a) was on the New York Times best-selling list and swiftly sold to 40 territories around the world. This article, based on my discussions with screenwriter and author Graeme Simsion, and informed by my own practice-led research into ‘reverse adaptation’, will examine this little discussed manifestation of screen adaptation. What are the creative challenges facing the screenwriter in taking on the ‘opposite’ of a traditional adaptation? How do professional and industrial conditions differ for the screenwriter undertaking a reverse adaptation? Why even begin a reverse adaptation? This article also briefly contextualizes reverse adaptation as belonging to the greater contemporary ‘ecology’ of transmedia adaption, and places it in relation to the commercial novelization.' (Publication abstract)
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