Questions tagged [book-adaptation]

Questions regarding the relationship of a story going from book format to movie format.

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Is there a term for when “a book refers to a movie taken based on the book” called?

The Princess Diaries is both a series of books and movies. In the book Princess Diaries 6 (2005) princess Mia from the book comments on "The Princess Diaries 1 (2001) & 2 (2004)" movies : ...
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Does the GoT TV series ever refer to 'The Great Council'?

In Game of Thrones' S08E06, we see Bran elected king in what seems like an unprecedented event. Taking into account the books, elections have happened before in the form of The Great Council. Does ...
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Which Live action The Jungle Book adaptation is more faithful to Kipling's novel?

Which Live action The Jungle Book movie adaptation is more faithful to Kipling's novel? I always heard some claims that Disney animated film was not a faithful adaptation and made more into kid ...
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In Manhunter, was Dr. Lecktor a cannibal?

In Manhunter, Brian Cox plays Dr. Hannibal Lecter (spelled Lecktor in the film) – Lecter's first on screen portrayal. Hannibal Lecter is famously a cannibalistic serial killer, but I cannot recall if ...
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Was the movie The Warriors (1979) based on a book?

A friend claims that his father said that the movie The Warriors (1979) was based on a book. Can anyone substantiate that?
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Why “Jack Ryan”…when it isn't? [closed]

The body of work from Tom Clancy regarding Jack Ryan runs so contrary to the material in the new Prime series "Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan" that other than the name and very few other factors "this" Jack ...
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Is The Good Place inspired by Swedenborg as a state of spirit rather than a Place?

The Good Place goes under the premise that four people died and are in the afterlife. In different seasons it is hinted or explicitly said that everything in The Good Place as a place is: However ... ...
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Is Sharp Objects series completely based on the book or is it like GOT? [closed]

I haven't read the book or seen the series but interested in them. I see from wiki the book is only 250+ pages. From some careful googling I see that story did not end with the season finale that ...
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Why the Wonkamobile instead of the Great Glass Wonkavator?

In Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, when Wonka and the remaining Guests exit the Golden Goose Room, they use the Wonkamobile to get to the T.V. Room but why not the Great Glass Elevator as in ...
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Why is it so common for characters to be renamed to avoid same first initials?

I was reading the Wikipedia page for The Magicians, doubtless one of the most reliable sources of information on the internet, and ran into a section naming the characters informing the reader of "...
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Have the differences of the movie's ending from the book ever been explained?

I have just finished watching 1984, with John Hurt and Richard Burton. It stuck fairly to the book, except for two major (for me) differences. At the end, Winston is not shot. When Winston and Julia ...
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Jeremy Brett's 1987 Sign of Four: names of accomplices

I recently purchased Sherlock Holmes the Definitive Collection on Audible (link) and on listening to the Sign of Four, I noted that names of Jonathan Small's 3 accomplices sounded different from what ...
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Did the Dark Tower movie adapt the whole Dark Tower book series?

In the Dark Tower book series there are 8 books and I was wondering if the movie is covering all of them or if it is only the first one and there will be a movie for every book like in Harry Potter.
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I think a book I didn't write would make a great movie - What can I do? [closed]

I'm a novel writer (unpublished, but soon to write my first real novel). I've skimmed the surface of screenwriting, just enough to know that I would far rather write novels. I recently came across a ...
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What is the basis for this scene in Peter Brook's Mahabharat

In Peter Brooks play/movie adaptation of Mahabharat the following conversation ensues between Krishna and Bhishma before the game of dice was to commence;[Given here below. Shortened/edited by me, but ...
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Why was the character Shoto in the book renamed to Sho for the movie?

I know that there were many, many, many changes made from the book Ready Player One to the movie adaption. But the most puzzling to me is why the character called "Shoto" in the book was renamed "Sho"...
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Which part of the novel series “The Mortal Instruments” is “Shadowhunters” show based on?

The Shadowhunters TV series is based on the novel series The Mortal Instruments, but which part of the novel series has a greater effect on the TV series? The 2013 film The Mortal Instruments: City of ...
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Why did they avoid Charlie's name in the film title Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory?

Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971) is a film based on the novel named Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. But what was the reason for the shift from Charlie to Willy Wonka in the film title?...
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What is the significance of “Beep Beep Richie!”?

In It (miniseries), Pennywise used the Beep Beep dialogue first for Richie: Pennywise: BEEP BEEP Richie! They ALL float down here. When you're down here with us, you'll float too! But later in the ...
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What is the significance of making Eddie a hopeless virgin?

1990's It (TV Mini-Series) is based on the Stephen King novel of the same name. While going through our sister site's questions and the novel's Wikipedia page, I realized that Eddie had a wife in the ...
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How was Pennywise's appearance in the novels when compared to film and miniseries?

I have seen a big debate over the appearance of Pennywise in upcoming It (2017 film) and IT (miniseries), as to which one is more scary. And I do find them drastically different but I wanted to know ...
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What was with the hinted suicidal tendencies of Henry?

In Dreamcatcher, after a session with a patient Henry tries to shoot himself but opts not to do it later. But what was the reason for it? This character trait was never mentioned or explained in ...
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Which movie adaptation of “Flowers for Algernon” is the closest to the original story?

After reading the wonderful story, I've decided to reach for the movie adaptation. To my surprise, there are at least FOUR adaptations based either on the short story or the book: "Charly" (1968) - ...
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What King Arthur adaptations depict the story of Uther Pendragon and Igrayne?

Thomas Malory's book Le Morte D'Arthur, which is the definitive account of King Arthur's life, starts off with the story of how King Arthur's father Uther Pendragon desires Igrayne, the wife of the ...
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Why did Filius Flitwick's appearance change after first two Harry Potter movies?

In the movie, Harry Potter and the philosopher's Stone/Sorcerer's stone, and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Filius Flitwick the Charms professor's appearance is like this. But from the ...
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Why Anurag's name was not analogous to respective Devdas character?

In ALTBalaji's Dev DD, all the main character names share similarity with Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay 's novel Devdas. As it's adaptation of it with gender swap. Like Devdas became Devika, Paro ...
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Why was the focus moved to guns rather than smoking in the film adaptation?

In the 2003 film Runaway jury the plot centers around suing a manufacturer of guns for damages in the shooting. However, the book centered around suing a tobacco company for damages caused by smoking....
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Which author has had the most books adapted for film? [closed]

Which author has had the most books adapted for film ? By this I mean actual novels that were released before the film (and not novelisations of films or screenplays or graphic novels/comics). Short ...
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Night's Watch vs Army of Dead - Unshown battles

How many battles occurred between the brothers of the Night's Watch and the Army of the Dead, which they did not show in HBO's Game of Thrones? I remember there should be a battle lead by Jeor ...
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Clearing the Shire of Orcs and Goblins

In the Lord of the Rings books, after Sauron was defeated, the hobbits return to the Shire to discover orcs and goblins terrorizing their homeland. Peregrin and Merry play an important role having ...
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Why were Olive and Emma's powers changed in Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children?

In the book, Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children we had Emma who could burn things, and Olive who could fly. In the movie this was completely changed around - Emma was the flyer, while Olive ...
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Is Eurus mentioned in books?

In BBC Sherlock, Season 4, Episode 3 The Final Problem we learn that: Is this name mentioned in any original story by A. C. Doyle? In what context?
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Why change the ending of Inferno from the novel?

** SPOILER warning for anyone who has not watched the movie or read the book ** In the novel, at the end, it is revealed that the virus was never meant to kill anyone, but instead made a part of the ...
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How it's decided which parts of a book will be in the movie? [closed]

How the producers decided which parts of the books would be better in the movies? I guess it's a combination of factors, from movie time the scene would take to if something would need more animation ...
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Why is Snape's Potion/logic puzzle not in the movie?

So I finished the first book (Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone) yesterday, and of course a lot of things in the book are not in the movie, including the the potion puzzle created by Snape as ...
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Why was Euron Crow's Eye depicted as having both eyes on the Game of Thrones TV series?

The adaptation of the novels through television requires many changes per the compressed format of the alternate medium. Combining characters and story lines, and dropping characters and storylines, ...
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What changes were made in Princess Kaguya from the original Tale of the Bamboo Cutter story?

The 2013 Studio Ghibli film "The Tale of Princess Kaguya" credits and is based on the 10th Century story The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter. Looking at the synopsis of the original story, it looks like ...
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To what degree is the in-universe music from Game of Thrones based on the novels?

There are a few in-universe songs used in Game of Thrones, first and foremost the often recurring "Rains of Castamere", but also "The Bear and the Maiden Fair" as known from the episode (of the same ...
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What are the main differences between Dan Brown's 'Inferno' novel and Ron Howard's adaptation?

Some of the reviews, of Ron Howard's 'Inferno' adaptation of Dan Brown's book, mention an altered ending. One of the IMDB users wrote: In a nutshell: Know that brilliant, creative, controversial ...
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How accurate an adaptation was “Behind the Candelabra”?

The 2013 film Behind the Candelabra is based on Scott Thorson's 1988 memoir of the same name. The movie purports to dramatize Thorson's relationship with Liberace, from 1977 until shortly after the ...
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Is Game of Thrones the first book adaptation which has overtaken the book it's adapting?

Game of Thrones has recently overtaken the books which it is based on, A Song of Ice and Fire. But is this the first / only case in history where a TV-Show or movie's progress overtakes that of the ...
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Have any of Edgar Allan Poe's stories been adapted for the screen?

Edgar Allan Poe was arguably one of the greatest writers of the 19th century, his works spanning a wide range from gothic horror to tragic poetry to slapstick humour, while also including possibly the ...
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Why is the blackmail scene in Fight Club different from the book?

In Fight Club, why is the blackmail scene different in the movie from the version in the book? Was this script changed for screenplay, or rather the director? What was the motivation here for the ...
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Why did Harry not use Polyjuice Potion at the wedding of Bill and Fleur?

In the movie Deathly Hallows Part 1, Harry Potter did not disguise himself using polyjuice potion at the wedding of Bill and Fleur. But in the book he was disguised as a cousin of the Weasleys, Barny ...
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Why is the TV Daario Naharis much less flamboyant?

In the book, Daario Naharis is described as such: Daario keeps his beard cut in three prongs, all dyed blue. His eyes are blue and his curly hair is dyed blue. His mustachios are painted gold and ...
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Why is the dialogue in Game of Thrones more “modern”?

The Song of Ice and Fire series has medieval-sounding dialogue throughout. I don't have the books on hand for direct quotations, but phrases like "I would wager", "half a hundred times", "making a ...
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Roman Mysteries: differences between books and TV adaptation?

The Roman Mysteries book series by Caroline Lawrence, published between 2001 and 2009, is a sort of ancient-history version of Enid Blyton, featuring four children who act as detectives solving ...
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How many adaptations of his books has John le Carre appeared in?

In the recent BBC TV series adaptation of John le Carre's novel The Night Manager, the man himself made a cameo appearance in one of the scenes, placing his seal of approval on the adaptation. The ...
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What is the difference between the ending of the novel Kimball Ravenswood and the movie 'What's Your Raashee?'?

What's Your Raashee? is based on Madhu Rye's novel Kimball Ravenswood. It is said that the film has a different ending than the novel and than the older adaptation Mr. Yogi (TV series), too. I do ...
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Did The Big Short movie change names or conflate characters?

The movie The Big Short is based on the true story of the 2008 financial crisis as told by Michael Lewis in his book of the same name. The movie does a very good job of telling a story full of ...