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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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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Miniseries in post-rapture US with good/evil conflict

I remember seeing this dramatic mini-series in the late '90s-'00s, but it may have been created in the '80s. I believe it was an adaptation from a book by a well-known author. The setting was in the ...
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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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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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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 ...