Questions tagged [book-adaptation]

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

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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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Why did the Great Gasby (2013) movie erase the hints of Nick Carraway's homosexuality? [closed]

This question is about the two-oscar winning movie Great Gastby (2013) that was co-written and directed by Baz Luhrmann. Only after I had seen this extraordinary movie and found out that F. Scott ...
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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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Movie Seventh Son any tie to Orson Scott Card book?

I was just looking on IMDB and saw the trailer listed for the movie Seventh Son. I originally wondered if this movie is in anyway connect to the book by Orson Scott Card of the same name. Looking ...
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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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Has an attempt ever been made to film The 3 Investigators series of books?

As a huge fan of the 3 Investigators my interest has been piqued to discover whether a television series or film has ever approached production and been subsequently cancelled. Any information at ...
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Why didn't Hans Huberman slap Liesel in the movie, like he did in the book?

I have read (The Book Thief) right before watching the movie. I know there are a lot of changes to make the adaption from novel to screen possible, but I couldn't help noticing that Hans Huberman ...
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Why was the family's viewpoint not shown in the movie?

At the beginning of Captain Phillips we see some scenes of him together with his wife Andrea, driving to the airport and talking about their children. Later his family is mentioned rather rarely, he ...
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What is the significance of Kristen Stewart's character?

In the ending of Jumper, we got to know that David has a half sister played by Kristen Stewart. What is the significance of her role? I am not aware of the novel series from which it is adopted. Does ...
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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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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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What determines when a book will be split into multiple films?

Over the last few years more and more book adaptations are being split into multiple films corresponding to a single book, to name a few: The Hobbit (One book, three films) Breaking Dawn Mockingjay ...
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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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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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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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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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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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When making a movie on a book, is the author of the book present? [closed]

I have always wondered if the author of a book is present when making a movie. For example, the new movie Scorch Trials that just came out is so much different from the book, that it is hard to ...
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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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Has any Philip Jose Farmer books been adapted for movies or TV?

I am a big fan of Philip Jose Farmer books, has anyone heard of any of his books or short stories being adapted for movies or TV?
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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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When is it safe to watch The Hobbit while reading the book? [closed]

So, I've read that the first movie covers the six first chapters of the book, and it features some parts from LOTR (either book or movie, I'm not sure). But since I'm still reading The Hobbit (book), ...
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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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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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