WARNING: Spoilers ahead!
This video goes behind the scenes with the actors as well as the director and author of the books, and the approach to making this book come to life on screen. It also includes a very wonderful statement from Academy award-winning screenwriter and actress Emma Thompson – “The script made me want to do the movie because it was just very well developed.” Now that’s a compliment if I’ve ever heard one, especially coming from such a well respected actress.
Director and screenwriter Richard LaGravenese even explains the difficulty of translating such a large book into a 2-hour or so movie, considering that not everything will be transferred over, as is always the issue with book adaptations. His focus for this is mostly the love story, of course, between Lena and Ethan.[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0qM4FS5UqxU]