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Questions tagged [adaptation-comparison]

For comparing the adaptations of a particular work to each other, or comparing a work's adaptations to the source work.

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Why was the “bread communication” in the arena of Catching Fire left out in the movie?

In the book, Katniss and her partners received several pieces of bread during the course of the game. The amount and type of bread serves as a countdown for a start of the rebellion. Bread seemed so ...
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Is Draco portrayed in the canon books as good-looking?

In fan-fiction, Draco-Harry and Draco-Hermione pairings are very common. Their popularity is evidenced by the fact that this very site has specific tags for them. This is often attributed to Draco ...
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How accurate is the depiction of Minas Ithil/Morgul in “Middle-earth: Shadow of War”?

In the 2017 video game Middle-earth: Shadow of War, Minas Ithil/Morgul is depicted as a walled citadel with a sprawling city at its foot. How accurate is this when compared with Tolkien's writings?
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Do the books also contain nudity?

In the pilot episode of Game of Thrones, when I first saw a prostitute fully undressing in front of the Tyrion, I almost jumped because my mother had just walked past the TV. I proceeded to turn off ...
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Are there any significant omissions, deletions, or differences between Superman Returns and its novelization?

Is this book a strict novelization? Do it show any significant divergence from the final version of the film? Was it written based on the theatrical releases or earlier scripts?
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Are there any significant omissions, deletions, or differences between the Reeve-era Superman movies and the novelizations?

Are these books strict novelizations? Do they show any significant divergence from the final version of the films? Were they written based on the theatrical releases?
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Why is MCU Thanos inferior to his 616 counterpart? [closed]

In Thanos: Infinity Gauntlet, Thanos was extremely powerful with the Infinity Gauntlet, and would no way get severely injured by Thor's stormbreaker. With the IG, he knew what moves people would make ...
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Are there any differences in deaths between the comic series (The Inifinity Gauntlet) and the film (Avengers: Infinity War)

Both in the comic book series The Infinity Gauntlet and its film adaptation Avengers: Infinity Wars does Thanos Are there any differences in deaths between the two events? I'm primarily interested ...
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Is there any reason for Peeta not losing his leg in the movies?

In the book, Peeta's leg is amputated and replaced by a prosthetic. In the movie, he doesn't lose his leg. In the book, Katniss also undergoes treatment for her deaf ear, which is repaired, but this ...
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Is the 2016 “Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency” TV series a direct adaptation from the books?

In the Wikipedia page for the 2010-12 TV series there is a section in which it's mentioned the TV series is not a direct adaptation from the books: The screenplay of the pilot by Howard Overman is ...
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Are the Infinity Stones in the comics and in the film in the same positions in the Infinity Gauntlet?

Is the placement order of the Infinity Stones in Avengers: Infinity War the same as in the comic books? E.g. the same stone in the center and at each knuckle?
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Why do all Conan the Barbarian movies and TV adaptations stray so much from any of the original stories?

According to Wikipedia, three Conan movies have been made in the past: Conan the Barbarian (1982), Conan the Destroyer (1984) and Conan the Barbarian (2011). On TV, there was the animated series (and ...
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Is The Phoenix part of Jean's mind or a separate entity?

In X-Men: The Last Stand, the Phoenix is shown as a part of Jean's subconscious that needed to be "walled off". Is this the case in the comics as well, or is the Phoenix a separate entity that takes ...
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How did Olaf know?

In season 2 of A Series of Unfortunate Events, it's revealed that Count Olaf apparently knew, ! In a world where such information is often difficult* to know, how did Count Olaf know? Guesses: I ...
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Does Jaime Lannister have dyslexia in the books?

In Game of Thrones Tywin Lannister has the following conversation with Arya Stark. Though the point of the conversation is mainly to pry into Arya's secret identity the following sounds like Jaime ...
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Why does Easter appear so early in the TV series?

In American Gods (book), the character of Easter appears only a couple of times in the story: once when Wednesday is trying to recruit her, and then (if I recall correctly) later on to In American ...
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Why did the showrunners remove Jaehaerys II?

In the TV show, when Aemon reveal his true identity to Jon Snow, he tells him that he is the brother of Aegon, and uncle of the Mad King. However, in the books, ...
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Why do the Harry Potter films contain scenes which aren't in the books? [closed]

I have read the Harry Potter books, and am still reading. I have also watched the movies. Whereas the first film is rather close to the book, except for a few very minor scenes, the second is less ...
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Are there any Martells still alive?

According to the Game of Thrones Wikia page on House Martell there are no more people named Martell alive. The only descendants of the Prince of Dorne are 5 of his bastard daughters, who aren't named ...
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How different is the Shannara chronicles tv show from the book?

I have just finished watching season 2 of the Shanara Chronicles. Does the story vary much between book and series? I understand plot lines will have been cut but is the overarching story the same?
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Why don't the Targaryens have purple eyes?

I recently saw this answer which states the Targaryens in the show don't have purple eyes but they do in the books. I knew this to be the case but a quick search also proved it. "She has had her ...
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What Asimov's stories are referenced in the movie “I, Robot”?

I, Robot, the 2004 movie, has several references to the original stories by Isaac Asimov. While none of them are complete or true to the story, they exist. Some examples include: Little Lost Robot - ...
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Why did the show appear to swap Casterly Rock and Highgarden?

I've recently got a copy of The World of Ice and Fire and although I haven't had the time to read it yet I have had a quick flick through. One thing I've noticed that seems odd is that the castles of ...
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Are the giant creatures on Mysterious Island part of the original novel?

In the various versions of the Mysterious Island movies or mini series, they have giant animals. Are they in Jules Verne's original story or were they added by Hollywood?
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Why does Arya not mention Ilyn Payne in her list? [duplicate]

Ser Ilyn Payne is still alive and Arya stopped mentioning him in her death list; after all he was the one who beheaded Ned Stark in the first place. So why has he fallen off her list?
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Is the Iron Throne in the show faithful to the books?

Inspired by "Is Needle’s portrayal in Game of Thrones faithful to the books?" and more recently "Are the swords shown in Game of Thrones faithful to those in A Song of Ice and Fire?" comes the ...
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Why is Laura superpowered in the TV adaptation of American Gods?

I've read the novel American Gods, and I don't remember anything about the dead Laura being physically superpowered. She was able to kill people, but I always read that as being her simply taking them ...
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Is there any official mention of the show changing the dates in the show to AL from AC?

While researching my answer to this question Do we know when Daenerys Targaryen was born? I came across a slight oddity in how the Game of Thrones wikia shows the dates. Dates for the show appears to ...
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Is there an objective answer to who “the strongest Avenger” is?

In Thor: Ragnarok we have a scene in which Thor is trying to access a computer in a Quinjet by saying his name in different ways. One of the ways is by calling himself "the strongest Avenger", which ...
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In the movies, did Voldemort kill Pettigrew after the escape from Malfoy Manor?

What happened to Peter Pettigrew when Harry and the others stunned him and escaped from Malfoy Manor? In the books, it's told that the silver hand given to him by Voldemort kills Wormtail because he ...
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How accurate is the film adaptation Desperation by Stephen King, compared to the actual novel?

I've read dozens of works by Stephen King and recently encountered a movie (oldie) based on his book Desperation. Even though I have never read the book version, I do think it was interesting and I am ...
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Are the swords shown in Game of Thrones faithful to those in A Song of Ice and Fire?

After answering this question: Is Needle’s portrayal in Game of Thrones faithful to the books? (And is it a shortsword?) I found out that the shows portrayal of Needle does not align with the books ...
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Why did the show use a fancy looking Valyrian steel dagger?

This question points out that the dagger in the books was actually meant to be plain: The blade Joff chose was nice and plain. No goldwork, no jewels in the hilt, no silver inlay on the blade. King ...
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How does the new edition of the Fantastic Beasts book differ from the old one?

In 2016, the publisher Scholastic has pulled the English versions of the book Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (by Newt Scamander) from the stores, and promised to publish a new version in 2017....
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What spells are named in the Harry Potter films but are not named or used in the books?

Inspired by: Did J.K. Rowling name the 'movie only' spells? Can Everte Statum be used on a non-stationary opponent? Uses of Brackium Emendo There are at least two spells that are named in ...
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Are the American Gods from the TV series omniscient?

Major spoiler alert for those who have not read the book. In the second episode of American Gods, we see Anansi give a speech in the hold of a slave ship in which he reveals detailed information ...
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What are the bonus extras in the Oglaf book?

The description for the first book collecting the Oglaf webcomic Warning, not always SFW, claims that There's also bonus extras, never seen before and printed in internet-proof ink, (...) What are ...
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Where can I start watching Game of Thrones to follow the story beyond A Dance With Dragons, without being lost by adaptation changes?

I'm sick of waiting for The Winds of Winter. Where should I start watching the show where I won't be too lost from the book differences and I won't have to watch a lot of stuff I've already read about?...
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Are “The Witcher” books as explicit as the game?

The son of a friend wants to read The Witcher books. We both know the game and there are some moments where Geralt collects the Ladies "business cards" and this might not be appropriate for children. ...
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Is the on-screen version of Annville, Texas faithful to the comic?

I haven't read more than a couple of "Preacher" comics, but I'm currently about halfway through Season 1 of the tv show. I can't help but notice that the town of Annville is rife with Hollywood ...
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Which of the Dune on screen adaptations is truer to the book, the movie or the miniseries? [closed]

I want to introduce my kids to Dune. They're not old enough to read the original book. Which would be more appropriate for them, the 80s movie or the more recent miniseries? Which follows the book ...
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Why do the Rohirrim apparently find the H-word offensive?

In LOTR: The Two Towers, Gimli and Éomer have the following dialogue: Gimli: Give me your name, Horse-master, and I shall give you mine. Éomer: I would cut off your head, dwarf, if it stood ...
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Is the scale of Middle-earth in the Return of the King film different from the books?

I have been re-watching them recently and I have been bugged at how small the distances seem. Osgiliath is clearly visible from Minas Tirith. I realize that they are close compared to some of the ...
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Why does Bilbo try to hide his job when presenting the contract as evidence of his identity?

In The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, we see the contract for employment of Bilbo Baggins as a Burglar with the company of Thorin Oakenshield. At the end of the contract, the area designated for ...
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How much more lore is covered in the fire and ice books? [duplicate]

If you watch the HBO series and get curious about something, you can quickly get pulled into a super deep rabbit hole of Westeros lore by following random links on for instance this wiki - detailed ...
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What is the difference between The Lay of the Children of Hurin found in The Lays of Beleriand and The Children of Hurin?

I understand that the tales of Turin Turambar, son of Hurin, are partially located in The Silmarillion, Unfinished Tales and The Lays of Beleriand. What is the difference between the The Lay of the ...
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Was Jessica Jones a private investigator in the comics as well?

I've been watching the first season of Jessica Jones, I came to know she was a former superhero but now she's a private investigator. Was she a superhero in comics or was she portrayed as a former ...
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What are the differences between the book, Contact, and the movie?

What are the differences between Carl Sagan's novel, Contact, and the 1997 movie made by Robert Zemeckis?
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Why is the meaning of dead zone different in The Dead Zone book, movie, and TV show?

In the book, the dead zone refers to words, memories, or abilities he lost because of brain damage from the car accident. In the movie, the dead zone seems to be a blank spot in some of his visions ...
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What is the significance of Aragorn's forehead gestures?

In Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, Aragorn notably makes a gesture where he places his hand on his forehead when he appears to be emotionally overwhelmed. He does ...