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[on adapting Nicholas Sparks
' novel for The Notebook
(2004)] The biggest challenge is to make it real, not to make it saccharine. There's a sleight of hand while you're pulling the audience's strings not to let them know, so they don't feel like you're pulling their strings. It's a very difficult thing to do and it's a very delicate line between it, to make sure that it's real. You still get them...
Jeremy Leven was born in South Bend, Indiana and grew up in Chicago; Yuba City, California; Olympia, Washington; and Rye, New York. He was educated at St. John's College in Annapolis, Maryland, Harvard University, the University of Connecticut and Yale University Medical School, where he was a fellow at the Department of Psychiatry's Child Studies Center.