The Wild Truth is an important book on two fronts: It sets the record straight about a story that has touched thousands of readers, and it opens up a conversation about hideous domestic violence hidden behind a mask of prosperity and propriety.” – Today, author Carine McCandless joins Vicki to delve deeper into the background of what really led to the tragic death of her brother, Chris McCandless, whose riveting story was first portrayed in the book Into The Wild.

Since the days of Gone With The Wind, books have been translated into movies, but what exactly makes a book a good fit for the big screen? New York University Professor and Script Consultant Marilyn Horowitz shares her thoughts on what types of books are best suited to become scripts, what elements filmmakers are looking for, and more.

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In the more than twenty years since the body of Chris McCandless was discovered in the wilds of Alaska, his spellbinding story has captivated millions who have either read Jon Krakauer’s iconic Into the Wild or seen Sean Penn’s acclaimed film of the same name. Now, his sister Carine McCandless has authored her own version of Chris’s story, The Wild Truth. Carine’s story encompasses years of searching for the missing pieces of Chris’s life. But it is also about shaping an extended family with her half-siblings, grappling with her parents’ continuing betrayals, learning from her three failed marriages, finding success as a small business owner, and discovering unconditional love as a mother. It’s about Carine finding ways to rise above her troubled childhood and survive.

The Atlantic reports that the top 10 grossing films of 2014 were all inspired by pre-existing media, such as a novel or comic book. With over 15 years of experience working with filmmakers and produced screenwriters, award-winning New York University Professor and Script Consultant Marilyn Horowitz delves into what it takes to turn a book into a movie, including what to keep in mind as you write your book and how hard is it to sell a book to filmmakers. Marilyn has taught thousands of aspiring screenwriters to complete a feature length screenplay using her methods, and is an author in her own right. Her latest novel is the new political thriller The Book of Zev.

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