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What was the reason for the shift from Charlie to Willy Wonka in the film title? NAACP (The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, a civil rights organization in the United States to advance justice for African Americans) had the objection on the portrayal of the characters in the book. They didn't approve the book, therefore, they didn'...


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The movies as a whole primarily tell the story of the destruction of the ring. So when the ring is destroyed, that is the climax of the movie, and movies almost always end shortly after the climax. I read the books for the first time shortly after the first movie came out, and when the ring was destroyed only halfway though book 6 (the second half of Return ...


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The books are just as graphic (and perhaps more so) than the show. Just keep reading. In fact, way before the TV show was a reality, the books' author had stated frequently that if his series was ever to be turned into a TV show that only HBO could do it, because they wouldn't cut out the whole lot of sex and violence that are in the books. True, there are a ...


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I will try to stay away from what Christian has already posted which already is a great answer. I can answer this from a reader's perspective. Sherlock holmes stories by Doyle can be classified into Long stories and short stories. There are only 4 long stories of which 2 of them are already made into episodes two of them which haven't made it into episodes ...


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I found a very interesting article based on the differences between movie and the novel. I'll quote some of them, that should answer your question: Robert Zemeckis, director of Forrest Gump, chooses not to include several adventures that are present in the book and to change the character’s personality. This significant changes play an important role ...


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They filmed some scenes with Peeves in the first film, but he was cut before the film was released. The character wasn’t revived for the later films. I found a few interviews that touch on the topic of Peeves. First, there was an interview with BBC Norfolk with Chris Rankin, who played Percy Weasley, where he explains that they actually shot scenes with ...


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But what was the reason for the shift from Charlie to Willy Wonka in the film title? From the Dutch wikipedia about that movie: De titel van het verhaal werd echter aangepast naar Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory om beter aan te sluiten bij het snoepgoed dat in de film gepromoot zou worden, en omdat in de Verenigde Staten (die toen betrokken waren ...


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No-one knew whether viewers would accept a "serious drama" about power politics with a fantasy setting. This article shows how much of the early criticism and rejection of the show (particularly from mainstream critics) was essentially a knee-jerk reaction to the fantasy genre, and how the producers did famously try to pitch the show as "Sopranos in Middle ...


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It seems the women in James Bond's love life often have provocative names: Honey Rider, Dr. No (1961): 1960s sexual position name for reverse cowgirl Domino Vitali/Petachi, Thunderball (1965) and Never Say Never Again (1983): Dominatrix? Kissy Suzuki, You Only Live Twice (1967): "kissing machine"? Tiffany Case, Diamonds Are Forever (1971): beautiful ...


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I can immediately see that our opinions on this differ somewhat, so I'm not neccesarily expecting the thumbs up, but I'll try to outline some of the main points about adaptation: in this case, from the Book to the TV Show. Firstly, you should know, the process of adapting original work is such a common part of TV/Movie making it is its own profession. It ...


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The 'Fidelity Issue' has been a long term fixture on many (if not most) film/production and screenwriting qualifications. During my Degree we had an entire module named 'Adaptation', and for three weeks we discussed/researched this very question without verifiable success. It's unlikely you'll find a satisfactory answer to something so broad on here, but ...


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There are definitely some name changes that take place. Greg Lippmann became Jared Vennett (played by Ryan Gosling). Steve Eisman became Mark Baum (played by Steve Carrell). Ben Hockett became Ben Rickert (played by Brad Pitt). Michael Burry, played by Christian Bale does not have his name changed. Otherwise, the various linked articles show a lot of ...


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As explained to Movie Pilot by Warwick Davis himself, When it came to the third film, of course the looks of the whole films had changed. Alfonso really wanted to put his mark on the films. And then a lot of things altered: anything from character looks, to the actual layout of Hogwarts itself. And another thing was happening at the same time. ...


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As mentioned by DForck42, Peeves is not a central character in Harry Potter movies. On top of that, in the story Peeves is shown to be doing a lot of destruction (think flying objects, utensils). The film makers would not have wanted to spend precious dollars on doing SFX for a character who has no effect on the story and is very hard to recreate faithfully ...


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These kind of questions come here over and over when we talk about adaptations (books to movies, games to movies, comics to games, etc.) and it's really simple to answer: Because movies aren't the same as books—the same applies to comics, games, manga, anime, etc. etc. Really, keep in mind that maybe the book could be a really incredible experience ...


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I'm going to have a go at answering all of your questions. Firstly, I believe you have every adaptation listed above, with the exception of the trashy cash-in flick I am Omega, and perhaps, at a stretch, Romero's classic zombie films. As far as I am aware, nobody has attempted an ending that echoes Matheson's original (and cerebral) conclusion to his novel,...


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For starters, it might help to think about some of the differences that we experience when viewing a single movie made from a single book: Appearance/attractiveness of characters. Especially for those characters to whom we're attracted, the change of blond hair to brown, or dark skin to light can be jarring. This is always going to happen because film ...


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Probably the most important element of Jack Ryan's personality is that he's just an analyst in the CIA, yet he repeatedly gets drawn into dangerous situations where he's forced to act as an operative. He succeeds, and even excels, despite his lack of operational training. Arguably the second most important element of Jack Ryan is his back injury. While he ...


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It looks like Frodo is being shoe-horned into The Hobbit to keep audiences happy (general audiences, mind you, not LotR fans who are not pleased with this news). According to a report from AICN: What’s Frodo doing in The Hobbit? I don’t want to spoil too much, but I can say that Frodo is part of the connecting tissue between The Hobbit and Fellowship of ...


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In an interview panel in Chicon7, George R. R. Martin explains the name change. At about the 55 minute mark in the podcast he starts talking about character changes between the books and the show, and ends up talking about the process of how Jeyne Westerling became Talisa Maegyr. Briefly, the show writers wanted to flesh out the relationship between Robb ...


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I feel like this question would benefit from a spoiler-free overview, by character. The final section details which book characters don't appear in the TV show and visa versa, so stop reading before that heading if you don't want to know. Where the TV show contains possible spoilers for unwritten books, I've put the episode numbers where these occur in ...


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Lots of reasons: Books and movies are different art forms - direct and strict conversions from one form to the other rarely work (unless they have large fan bases, such as LoTR, Harry Potter, etc). The movie was written and re-written several times by several screen-writers. You can imagine they all brought their own visions and ideas to the screenplay. ...


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Off the wiki it says: Unlike the book, where they are devious, plan extensively, and speak at great length; the movie shows them as silent attackers in one scene only. This is due to multiple factors. The length of the movie was one, finding gorgeous Japanese identical twins who spoke English was another; The Saitos couldn't speak English. To reiterate: ...


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Joseph was going for the role of Rufio. Dante eventually took the role around the age of 16. This will put Joseph at 7 or 8. Based on the role Rufio has to play in Hook, leadership of the Lost Boys, it's a fair call. He just was too young. Dante played Rufio well especially in the fight scenes. Seeing that the casting for Jurassic Park would have happened ...


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From what I recall Peeves had almost no influence on the main story arc of the series, so he was rather easy to cut out of the story. Also I believe he shows up less frequently as the series continues, so he's not missed as much in the later parts. Nearly Headless Nick (NHN), although not tied very close to the story, is tied in a few key parts of Harry's ...


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Quoted from Wikipedia: Fincher considered the novel too infatuated with Tyler Durden and changed the ending to move away from him: "I wanted people to love Tyler, but I also wanted them to be OK with his vanquishing." Something I learned about Fight Club during an interview with Chuck Palanihuk is that he considers Fight Club a coming-of-age story; the ...


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I'd say that this order was prescribed by The Da Vinci Code (the book)'s high success. While Dan Brown might have been regarded as a best-selling author even before The Da Vinci Code, this book was a major success world-wide and gathered an attention much higher than Angels & Demons or any of his previous books did, I think. So it was just a matter of ...


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The meaning of the name "Pussy Galore" is essentially "abundant sex" (with "Pussy" meaning sex and "Galore" meaning abundant). The name "Pussy Galore" is intended to make viewers laugh. The humor is largely driven by how the name is such an obvious, crude reference to sex. Remember the movie came out in 1964, when audiences were much less de-sensitized ...


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There can be many reasons a character isn't introduced. While I can't seem to find any interviews that directly explain why this character was left out, that could be because they don't want to spoil anything for the remaining seasons. While I haven't read the books, I watch the show with a few people who have, so I'm aware of several moments in season 4 ...


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