The task of translating a literary work to the screen takes a curious turn when the ﬁlm’s parent text is a short story. In other literary genres (novels and plays in particular), the ﬁlmmakers normally must ﬁnd ways of abbreviating or even omitting passages contained in the literature. A ﬁlm translation of a short story, however, presents a di›erent problem. Rather than requiring that the ﬁlmmakers decide what to omit from the literature, the short story’s inherent brevity usually asks that they expand upon the material that the story provides.
Cahir, Linda Costanzo. Literature into Film : Theory and Practical Approaches, McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers, 2006.