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Interviewer: "Steve Coogan, why "Tristram Shandy"? This is the book that many people say is unfilmable."

Steve Coogan: "I think that's the attraction. Tristram Shandy was a postmodern classic written before there was any modernism to be post about."

--A Cock and Bull Story (2006) by Michael Winterbottom

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Unfilmable or unfilmability is a term to denote novels that defy film adaptation.

What makes a novel unfilmable?

Novels previously considered unfilmable adapted for film

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