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

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How can I find a scene apparently once included in, but later deleted from, the BBC series Little Dorrit? [closed]

Years ago I watched the BBC television series Little Dorrit. In one scene, I'm pretty sure, Mrs. General explains to Amy the views that Amy ought to express, when eventually conversing in society, ...
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Most faithful Dracula book adaptation (motion film /animation)

I recently reread the book Dracula by Bram Stoker and I am searching for a movie that resembles the book closest. The 1992 film Dracula seems to have gotten only decent reviews and the love story ...
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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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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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From which book is the backstory of Yennefer taken?

In the games of The Witcher series Yennefer meets Geralt for curing of Dandelion who was harmed by the Jinn, but in the Netflix series we see a proper back story of Yennefer and her childhood and ...
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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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Why don't they try digging in Under the Dome?

In the TV series Under the Dome, the military used a MOAB (Mother of all Bombs) to remove the dome problem. In episode 2 one old man tried using digging tractor but Big Jim stopped him because it ...
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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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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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Is there a reason behind the 'Ending' joke?

Throughout It (2019): Chapter Two there is a running joke where people keep making fun of the ending of Bill Denborough's book. This is brought up by the people making the film of the book as well as ...
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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 are two such similar movies being made at the same time?

Everybody perhaps knows of Jon Favreau's movie The Jungle Book which is going to be released in 2016. But quite recently I learned (and to my utter surprise) that another Jungle book movie is coming ...
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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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What is the purpose of the changes to Game of Thrones show?

After finishing the fourth season of the the Game of Thrones show I was a little put off by the consistent divergence from the original storyline in the books. Before I had already resolved to ...
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What are the key differences between the movie Edge of Tomorrow and the original book?

Edge of Tomorrow is based on a original Japanese book, All You Need is Kill (I still think that would also have been a better movie title). In some of the answers about the movie there are hints ...
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Differences in plot or character among Game of Thrones TV adaptation and book

I have not read the Game of Thrones books. But at the same time I have heard of people complaining that there has been deviation from the plot and a lot of characters merit more development and ...
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What has changed in Season 5 of Game of Thrones compared to the books?

It has been a while since I read the books, but season 5 feels totally different from what I remember. I don't remember Sansa being raped (she wasn't in Winterfell), Tyrion meeting Mormont and Jaime ...
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How is the Wachowskis' interpretation not up to the mark according to Alan Moore?

Alan Moore didn't acknowledge any film adaptation of his work positively but why did he say that the Wachowskis' film adaptation of V for Vendetta is themed like Bush-era and not like the original ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Was there any further relevance to the triceratops' disease?

During our protagonists' first drive through Jurassic Park they come to a sick triceratops. One of the park employees says that she gets sick every 6 weeks and they don't know why. Dr. Sattler deduces ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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Were Neville's feelings for Luna foreshadowed earlier?

During the Battle of Hogwarts in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 after his run from the shattered footbridge, an adrenaline-struck Neville Longbottom runs up the stairs where he meets ...
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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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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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Three Days of the Condor - communications protocols. Script vs movie adaptation

Sydney Pollack's Three Days of the Condor has always been one of my favourite movies, not only in regards to the spy movie genre but in general. I have known for a long time that the novel on which ...
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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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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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Why did the ending change in the Fight Club adaptation?

Recently finishing up the book Fight Club after being a fan of the movie for so long. While the movie retains most of the dialogue and several tones of the book, one giant contrast is now present to ...
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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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Was “The Black Echo”'s diegetic existence merely a nod to the books or an element from the books?

When Bosch spends the night with Brasher in his hill house overviewing L.A. and she notes that it is quite a view for a detective, he says that "Paramount payed that view". He tells her that the movie ...
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Why is Game of Thrones aimed at such a mature audience?

I've watched the first series and I'm currently reading the book. What strikes me the most is how much extra gore and sex has been added for the TV series. I believe most of the DVDs released in 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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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 ...