"Undoubtedly, one of the most important elements of a successful movie is the screenplay. While screenplay writing shares many similarities with novel writing at its core, it also encompasses significant differences because it needs to be written in accordance with the unique language of cinema. Cinema is an art that tells stories through visuals. In a novel, readers can experience the depicted world, the characteristics of characters, or the taste of food through the power of the writer's pen and the collaborative process of their own imagination. However, in a movie, the audience mostly prefers to see these elements. Therefore, although the inciting incident and points of no return are common ground between novels and films, the mental processes of the reader and the viewer will differ from each other. This study examines how Knut Hamsun's novel "Sult" and its film adaptation directed by Henning Carlsen convey these moments to the audience. It is concluded that the novel and the screenplay utilize different narrative techniques when describing the inciting incident and points of no return."
Keywords: Screenplay, Points of No Return, The Inciting Incident, Sult Movie, Knut Hamsun