I was wondering which preposition - for or from - should be used in this case:

I am conducting research on the film script from/for this novel. (meaning that the script is based on this novel)

Corpus search yields both variants, but I'm not sure whether they mean the same.

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    Try "based on:" "I am conducting research on the film script based on this novel." – Katherine Lockwood Dec 4 '16 at 16:53
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    I concur with @KatherineLockwood. The relationship between a novel and a corresponding screenplay seems sufficiently complex to call for a verb. Prepositions, though they are potent and versatile beasties, can't always do the job by themselves. – Rob_Ster Dec 4 '16 at 22:11

Maybe it's a coincidence, but this question was asked on wordreference.com yesterday. The answer given there looks good to me, although the person who answered didn't document the answer, and I don't know how to document it either. All I know is that I've seen it like this:

My research involves a comparison of the original script Title XX and the film script from the novel Title YY.

I think it's because the novel was written first. You start with plums and grapes, and from them you make prunes and raisins.

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...but if you novelize a film you might say "using the film script for a novel". Better to take the advice given by others above and say specifically what you are doing (in this case "writing a novel based on a film script").

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