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Questions tagged [adaptations]

The action or process of adapting or being adapted; with respect to this site; something that is adapted; especially: a movie, book, play, etc., that is changed so that it can be presented in another form.

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Radio Adaptation of Neuromancer

In 2003, I heard part of a radio adaptation of William Gibson's Neuromancer on XM Radio, shortly after I had finished reading the book for the first time. Unfortunately, I had a flight to catch and ...
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Is the film 'A Quiet Place' based on the book 'The Silence'?

The blurb for A Quiet Place immediately made me think of the book The Silence by Tim Lebbon (which I read last month) They're both about blind creatures that hunt by noise and a family who have a ...
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Was all the source material used up in The Handmaid's Tale season 1?

It's been 25 years since I read it, but upon reviewing the plot summary for The Handmaid's Tale in Wikipedia: The Handmaid's Tale is structured into two parts, night and other various events. This ...
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Is The Titan (2018) Based on Previous Works?

The 2018 Netflix movie, The Titan, does not credit any previous works as its source material. However, the movie's Wikipedia page lists Man Plus, a novel by Frederik Pohl as a "similar uncredited ...
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What are the TV/movie Discworld adaptations?

So... I've seen the Hogfather and Colour of Magic/Light Fantastic via YouTube... think they were pretty good, but the video/audio quality was poor. And I understand Going Postal is out there as well (...
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What adaptation of King Arthur had a femme fatale that turned into a spider?

I loosely recall seeing an adaption of Arthurian myth that depicted a femme fatale that turned into a spider. IIRC, she tried and failed to seduce and kill one of the knights and was transformed into ...
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Has Tolkien's estate ever sold the rights to adaptations of any Tolkien works?

Inspired by the comments on this question. J.R.R. Tolkien sold the rights to film adaptations of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings to United Artists in 1968 or 1969. Although he retained enough ...
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Olaf Stapledon stories screen treatments

While researching an answer for an unrelated matter I came across some references to Olaf Stapledon. Arthur C Clarke, James Blish, Brian Aldiss, and Freeman Dyson among others all credit him with ...
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Which character in a comic book adaptation returned after staying dead the longest?

Many characters die in comicbook movies and shows, only to come back to life later, in some form or another. Which one stayed dead for the longest period of time. To qualify, the character must: ...
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Is there a movie that is based on or very similar to Robert Heinlein's “Tunnel in the Sky”? [closed]

One book that I've always wished there was a good movie for, was Robert Heinlein's Tunnel in the Sky. I was just wondering if there was ever a movie adaptation that they maybe changed the name and I ...
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Why did David Bowie's proposal for a musical version of Orwell's “1984” fall through?

In honor of the late, great David Bowie, who died on January 10, 2016 As many people are aware, David Bowie's album Diamond Dogs contains several references to George Orwell's classic dystopian ...
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Have the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles ever been adapted in an adult-oriented format?

The original series of TMNT comics were inspired by Frank Miller's work, and the tone was relatively dark and serious. In keeping with the "grim 'n gritty" feel to parody Frank Miller's Ronin/...
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Why did the Beatles' proposal to make a Lord of the Rings movie fall through?

As a lifelong Beatles fanatic, I am well aware of their plans to make a Lord of the Rings movie. When they hit the big time, that signed a contract for 3 feature films. The first two were A Hard Day'...
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Does the Great Ormond Street Hospital control who can make Peter Pan adaptations?

In 1929, J.M. Barrie transferred the rights to his book Peter Pan to a children's hospital in London, called the Great Ormond Street Hospital. They now receive royalties from all adaptations of the ...
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Have any of Fritz Leiber's works been filmed or optioned for movies/TV?

Wikipedia lists screen adaptations of just one novel and three short stories by prolific Golden Age SF and fantasy writer Fritz Leiber. Are there any other lesser-known adaptations of his work that ...
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Does The Dark Knight Returns fit into the DCAU continuity set up by Bruce Timm?

Bruce Timm seems to be the main connecting factor behind the DCAU Justice League cartoons and Batman Beyond. He's also one of the producer's behind The Dark Knight Returns film. Does this fit into ...
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Is the Dredd 3D script based on a comic?

Is the Dredd 3D script based on a specific Judge Dredd comic? I ask because I find the number of egregious similarities to the Indonesian martial arts film, Serbuan Maut, quite striking. The fact that ...
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Do monsters walk back through Town Portals in Diablo fiction?

In the Diablo I, II, and III video games, the character can create a town portal to come back to town and sell the loot they have aquired, rest, heal up, etc. I know, at least I think I do, that the ...
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Who was the first author to rework another scifi/fantasy author's character?

Philip José Farmer is the first modern author that I know of to rework another author's scifi/fantasy character. He rewrote Edgar Rice Burroughs Tarzan character from a first person perspective in two ...