Questions tagged [book-adaptation]

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

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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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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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Homosexual implications in Every Day and viewer/reader response

I enjoyed Every Day (2018) very much. A lighthearted and cleverly devised teen romance story where a traveling soul who wakes up every day in a different body falls in love with a high school girl. So ...
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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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Why wasn't Anurag's name analogous to the respective “Devdas” character Chandramukhi?

In ALTBalaji's Dev DD, all the main characters' names share similarity with Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay's novel Devdas, as it's an adaptation of it with swapped genders. Like Devdas became Devika, ...
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Why the added speech in John Huston's “The Dead”?

John Huston's beautifully haunting film of James Joyce' short story "The Dead", from Dubliners, is so faithfully rendered as to be almost a perfect replica in film of the story itself. But ...
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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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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 ...