Definitions

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  • adj. Not suitable or able to be filmed.

Etymologies

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un- +‎ filmable.

Examples

  • The novel was called unfilmable for a while though.

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  • It is quite bizarre, and pretty much unfilmable, which is why I wanted to see the film, especially when I heard who had made it.

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  • It's a story that some have called unfilmable because of its unsentimental treatment of one of the worst times in history.

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  • Whether it's filming the so-called unfilmable (A Cock and Bull Story from Laurence Sterne's Tristram Shandy), telling the story of Muslims, both

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  • Many people started calling the book unfilmable, which is something I never understood.

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  • The book was long called unfilmable, and there's an argument to be made that it still is, since the essential storytelling structure of the book was turned inside out in order to make the film.

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  • Just in case you weren't aware, the movie comic fans everywhere have been waiting a long time for, the movie called 'unfilmable', Watchmen opens this Friday.

    March 2009

  • When he adapts a novel, it's always the most difficult book (Jude the Obscure, Hardy's most wretchedly miserable novel; the supposedly "unfilmable" The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, which he turned into a satirical romp, A Cock and Bull Story starring Steve Coogan).

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  • It reunites Brydon with Steve Coogan in the form of an improvised road trip around the Lake District and continues their relationship from A Cock and Bull Story, a dramatisation of Laurence Sterne's "unfilmable" novel Tristram Shandy, also directed by Winterbottom.

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  • It's not so long ago that JRR Tolkien's Lord of the Rings was "unfilmable", and the idea of a trilogy of super-dark, adult-oriented Batman films would have been scuppered by the need to sell plenty of Batmerchandise and ensure spots for Seal and U2 on the soundtrack.

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