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Questions 500: Television Runtime and Novel Length

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Charles asks: How long should a novel be to translate well to a one hour long television episode?

Resources Mentioned:
Undercover Blues 
Radioland Murders 
My Cousin Vinny 
His Girl Friday 
Clerks 

489: Musical Inspiration

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Ian asks: John Steinbeck structured The Grapes of Wrath like a symphony. Are there other examples of works inspired by or structured like musical pieces?

Resources Mentioned:
The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
The Gap Cycle by Stephen R. Donaldson
Wagner: Der Ring des Nibelungen