Questions tagged [play-adaptation]

For question about the specific intricacies of adapting a play into a film. Not to be used on general questions about films adapted from plays.

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What is the main differences between “A Streetcar Named Desire” on stage and movie?

What are the main differences between the two versions (stage and movie) of A Streetcar Named Desire? I know Elia Kazan, dealing with censorship, had to change a considerable amount of the screenplay ...
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Why Did Milos Forman Change 'Hair' as Much as He Did?

So, I know most books, stage plays/musicals, etc. get changed at least a little bit if/when they're adapted for the screen, but I was actually a bit surprised by just how different Milos Forman's ...
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Why Did Tim Burton cut the Ballad from Sweeney Todd?

So, I've been thinking a lot about Tim Burton's movie adaptation of Stephen Sondheim's stage musical, Sweeney Todd. (Or, rather, I was recently reminded of a question that I had when it first came out,...
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To which degree do dubbed versions of Shakespeare adaptations consult existing official translations?

When watching dubbed versions of Shakespeare plays adapted into film (that use the original dialogue, as opposed to loose adaptations) and translated into my language, they are of course dubbed in a ...
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Did Vishal Bhardwaj want to make Shakespearean trilogy from the start?

Vishal Bhardwaj made three films based on Shakespeare, Maqbool (2003) based on Macbeth, Omkara (2006) based on Othello and Haider (2014) based on Hamlet; collectively know as Bhardwaj's ...
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How does the Macbeths' child add to their characterization and does it have a precedent?

Even before the witches appear Justin Kurzel's 2015 adaptation of Macbeth actually starts with Lord and Lady Macbeth and their household at the funeral of a child. From the looks on their faces and ...
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Willamson left the office before Roma got the Lingk contract

In Glengarry Glen Ross (1992 Film adaptation) Levine follows Williamson out to his car as he's leaving the office. Levine begs for new leads and Williamson refuses him. Next scene is Moss and Aaronow ...