"Adapting a play to the screen can be a perilous undertaking. Languagethe very thing that makes play greatcan be the enemy of the cinematic experience. Luckily, Israel Horovitz is the perfect guide for this undertaking. He is a passionate master of both forms and a born teacher. This book is essential reading for anyone wanting to take on the challenge." Barnet Kellman, director, Key Exchange (stage and film), Danny and the Deep Blue Sea, Murphy Brown, Mad About You; Professor, USC School of Cinematic Arts, Co-Director, USC Comedy Dept.
“This is essential reading for serious film students and filmmakers. Israel Horovitz, prolific playwright and screenwriter, combines personal experience with important information on the adaptation process and how to move from the more linear language of theatre to the visual language of cinema. A must-read!” Bette Gordon, film director and professor, Columbia University School of the Arts Film
“Brimming with bon mots and experience from his rich life in the theatre, Horovitz’s essay on adapting dramatic works should be required reading for aspiring (and established) writers of stage and screen alike.” Abbie Van Nostrand, Samuel French, Inc.
"Horovitzs complete stage play and screenplay must be read by every aspiring screenwriter or filmmaker." Ulcer Alakabrova, Let the Movie Move Us
“The magic of “My Old Lady” lies in the preternatural skill with which Mr. Horovitz propels his beautifully drawn characters toward what you trust will be their predestined fates. This is the kind of play in which you want your expectations to be fulfilled, and don’t feel manipulated in the least by the machinations that lead you down the path to the final destination.” The Wall Street Journal
“A thoroughly original cinematic tale.” AARP The Magazine
“A crowd-pleaser. Maggie Smith is Masterful!” Hollywood Reporter
"My Old Lady . . . is a delight." Daily Express
“[My Old Lady is] compelling viewing, People who complain about the absence of genuine adult drama from cinema screens have an opportunity to put their monies where their mouths are here." RogerEbert.com