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10th Jul '17 10:33:23 PM AirofMystery
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* ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'' is Literature/SherlockHolmes, in the present day, with [[SpyFiction Stale Beer Spy Fiction]] elements. Or, taken another way, as a [[{{Demythification}} mundane]] {{Superhero}} series, with [[ComicBook/Batman a Batman, a Catwoman, a Joker]], and special guest appearance by ComicBook/LexLuthor.

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* ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'' is Literature/SherlockHolmes, in the present day, with [[SpyFiction Stale Beer Spy Fiction]] elements. Or, taken another way, as a [[{{Demythification}} mundane]] {{Superhero}} series, with [[ComicBook/Batman [[ComicBook/{{Batman}} a Batman, a Catwoman, a Joker]], and special guest appearance by ComicBook/LexLuthor.
22nd Feb '17 8:44:50 PM JoeMerl
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* ''Film/{{Clueless}}'' is a loose adaptation of ''Literature/{{Emma}},'' except that the novel is about class status in 19th century England while the film is about popularity at a Los Angeles high school.
22nd Feb '17 8:38:21 PM JoeMerl
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* ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' is based off ''Literature/TheSnowQueen''... except the eponymous queen is a protagonist, isn't AmbiguouslyEvil or AmbiguouslyHuman, doesn't kidnap children, and Kai and Gerda appear as adults and aren't the main characters. So really, [[{{Dissimile}} not that much]] like ''The Snow Queen''.

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* ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' is based off ''Literature/TheSnowQueen''... except the eponymous queen is a protagonist, isn't AmbiguouslyEvil or AmbiguouslyHuman, doesn't kidnap children, and Kai "Kai and Gerda appear as adults and aren't Gerda" are [[MythologyGag the names of two adult servants]] instead of the main characters. So really, [[{{Dissimile}} not that much]] like ''The Snow Queen''.
15th Jan '17 7:51:04 PM PhantomRider
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** ''Film/{{Godzilla 1998}}'' was, in theory, an American adaptation of the famous Japanese film series, but in reality it bears only a very slight resemblance to its namesake. Both versions feature a reptile that grows to enormous size because of atomic testing, but the similarities end there. Where the Japanese Godzilla is an ancient dinosaur that mutates into a slow, NighInvulnerable behemoth that is hostile towards humanity ([[HeelFaceTurn at first]]), capable of releasing a deadly atomic beam from his mouth, and decidedly male, the American Godzilla is an iguana mutated into a hermaprhoditic FragileSpeedster that wants no conflict with humanity, only came ashore to lay eggs, and has no flashy abilities. Additionally, the original Godzilla was a metaphor for the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, as he was specifically mutated by American nuclear testing, while the American version pushes the blame to the French and lacks any kind of symbolic depth. The [[WesternAnimation/GodzillaTheSeries animated series]] which followed was ''much'' closer to the original Japanese monster.

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** ''Film/{{Godzilla 1998}}'' was, in theory, an American adaptation of the famous Japanese film series, but in reality it bears only a very slight resemblance to its namesake. Both versions feature a reptile that grows to enormous size because of atomic testing, but the similarities end there. Where the Japanese Godzilla is an ancient dinosaur that mutates into a slow, NighInvulnerable behemoth that is hostile towards humanity ([[HeelFaceTurn at first]]), capable of releasing a deadly atomic beam from his mouth, and decidedly male, the American Godzilla is an iguana mutated into a hermaprhoditic FragileSpeedster that wants no conflict with humanity, only came ashore to lay eggs, and has no flashy abilities. standard fire breath (DinosaursAreDragons, or at least big lizards that look like dinosaurs are dragons.) Additionally, the original Godzilla was a metaphor for the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, as he was specifically mutated by American nuclear testing, while the American version pushes the blame to the French and lacks any kind of symbolic depth. The [[WesternAnimation/GodzillaTheSeries animated series]] which followed was ''much'' closer to the original Japanese monster.



* ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'' is Literature/SherlockHolmes, in the present day, with [[SpyFiction Stale Beer Spy Fiction]] elements. Or, taken another way, as a [[{{Demythification}} mundane]] {{Superhero}} series, with [[Creator/DetectiveComics a Batman, a Catwoman, a Joker]], and special guest appearance by ComicBook/LexLuthor.

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* ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'' is Literature/SherlockHolmes, in the present day, with [[SpyFiction Stale Beer Spy Fiction]] elements. Or, taken another way, as a [[{{Demythification}} mundane]] {{Superhero}} series, with [[Creator/DetectiveComics [[ComicBook/Batman a Batman, a Catwoman, a Joker]], and special guest appearance by ComicBook/LexLuthor.
13th Jan '17 3:32:23 AM Doug86
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** Kurosawa also did ''Film/ThroneOfBlood'', which is ''Theatre/Macbeth'' [[InSpace in Japan]].

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** Kurosawa also did ''Film/ThroneOfBlood'', which is ''Theatre/Macbeth'' ''Theatre/{{Macbeth}}'' [[InSpace in Japan]].
13th Jan '17 3:27:14 AM Doug86
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* The LowlandsOfScotlandSeries is based on the [[Literature/TheBible biblical story]] of Jacob, but it is very much a modern novel series, with all the setting details and character development and intricacies of plot that that implies.

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* The LowlandsOfScotlandSeries ''Literature/LowlandsOfScotlandSeries'' is based on the [[Literature/TheBible biblical story]] of Jacob, but it is very much a modern novel series, with all the setting details and character development and intricacies of plot that that implies.



** Kurosawa also did ThroneOfBlood, which is MacBeth [[InSpace in Japan]].
** Film/WilliamShakespearesRomeoAndJuliet is ''Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet'' [[InSpace in California.]]

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** Kurosawa also did ThroneOfBlood, ''Film/ThroneOfBlood'', which is MacBeth ''Theatre/Macbeth'' [[InSpace in Japan]].
** Film/WilliamShakespearesRomeoAndJuliet is ''Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet'' [[InSpace in California.]]California]].
18th Dec '16 6:58:17 AM StFan
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* It is well-known that Creator/HayaoMiyazaki does ''not'' do adaptations, he simply uses the source material as a convenient jumping off point to tell his own story.

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* It is well-known that Creator/HayaoMiyazaki does ''not'' do adaptations, he simply uses the source material as a convenient jumping off point to tell his own story.
* ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' is based off ''Literature/TheSnowQueen''... except the eponymous queen is a protagonist, isn't AmbiguouslyEvil or AmbiguouslyHuman, doesn't kidnap children, and Kai and Gerda appear as adults and aren't the main characters. So really, [[{{Dissimile}} not that much]] like ''The Snow Queen''.
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* The ''Film/HarryPotter'' movies had different inspirations in visual tone and what the directors emphasized. ''[[Film/HarryPotterAndTheGobletOfFire Goblet of Fire]]'' had several boarding school comedy pieces, some of which weren't in the book at all. Creator/AlfonsoCuaron gave a candy shop Day of the Dead touches and food, such as candy skulls.
** The first two movies (directed by Creator/ChrisColumbus) feel very much like Creator/StevenSpielberg films, while the third one (directed by Creator/AlfonsoCuaron) feels more like a Creator/TimBurton film.

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* The ''Film/HarryPotter'' movies had different inspirations in visual tone and what the directors emphasized. ''[[Film/HarryPotterAndTheGobletOfFire Goblet of Fire]]'' had several boarding school comedy pieces, some of which weren't in the book at all. Creator/AlfonsoCuaron gave a candy shop Day of the Dead touches and food, such as candy skulls.
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skulls. The first two movies (directed by Creator/ChrisColumbus) feel very much like Creator/StevenSpielberg films, while the third one (directed by Creator/AlfonsoCuaron) feels more like a Creator/TimBurton film.



* ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' is based off ''Literature/TheSnowQueen''... except the eponymous queen is a protagonist, isn't AmbiguouslyEvil or AmbiguouslyHuman, doesn't kidnap children, and Kai and Gerda appear as adults and aren't the main characters. So really, [[{{Dissimile}} not that much]] like ''The Snow Queen''.
* ''Film/{{Godzilla 1998}}'' was, in theory, an American adaptation of the famous Japanese film series, but in reality it bears only a very slight resemblance to its namesake. Both versions feature a reptile that grows to enormous size because of atomic testing, but the similarities end there. Where the Japanese Godzilla is an ancient dinosaur that mutates into a slow, NighInvulnerable behemoth that is hostile towards humanity ([[HeelFaceTurn at first]]), capable of releasing a deadly atomic beam from his mouth, and decidedly male, the American Godzilla is an iguana mutated into a hermaprhoditic FragileSpeedster that wants no conflict with humanity, only came ashore to lay eggs, and has no flashy abilities. Additionally, the original Godzilla was a metaphor for the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, as he was specifically mutated by American nuclear testing, while the American version pushes the blame to the French and lacks any kind of symbolic depth. The [[WesternAnimation/GodzillaTheSeries animated series]] which followed was ''much'' closer to the original Japanese monster.
** The [[{{Film/Godzilla2014}} modern American remake]] tells a markedly different story; by having the titular beast be an ancient creature, older than the earliest dinosaurs, the theme shifts from a direct allegory of nuclear destruction to primal, unstoppable forces of nature keeping the world in check, with the MUTO being the threat to humanity and Godzilla himself the inevitable response. The bombing of Hiroshima is mentioned, and gives context to Dr. Serizawa's concern over a nuclear strike (his father was killed in the blast), but the continuous American atomic testing in the Pacific, then current in 1954, is also quantified in-story -- it was a cover for the Navy's repeated efforts to kill it. The plot and ending, in turn, reflect the modern conception of Godzilla and his CharacterDevelopment into a heroic figure; rather than being killed and crumbling into dust before he can destroy again, he defeats his ancient enemies and walks triumphantly back into the ocean, with press outlets heralding him as the savior of the city.

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* ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' is based off ''Literature/TheSnowQueen''... except the eponymous queen is a protagonist, isn't AmbiguouslyEvil or AmbiguouslyHuman, doesn't kidnap children, and Kai and Gerda appear as adults and aren't the main characters. So really, [[{{Dissimile}} not that much]] like ''The Snow Queen''.
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''Film/{{Godzilla 1998}}'' was, in theory, an American adaptation of the famous Japanese film series, but in reality it bears only a very slight resemblance to its namesake. Both versions feature a reptile that grows to enormous size because of atomic testing, but the similarities end there. Where the Japanese Godzilla is an ancient dinosaur that mutates into a slow, NighInvulnerable behemoth that is hostile towards humanity ([[HeelFaceTurn at first]]), capable of releasing a deadly atomic beam from his mouth, and decidedly male, the American Godzilla is an iguana mutated into a hermaprhoditic FragileSpeedster that wants no conflict with humanity, only came ashore to lay eggs, and has no flashy abilities. Additionally, the original Godzilla was a metaphor for the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, as he was specifically mutated by American nuclear testing, while the American version pushes the blame to the French and lacks any kind of symbolic depth. The [[WesternAnimation/GodzillaTheSeries animated series]] which followed was ''much'' closer to the original Japanese monster.
** The [[{{Film/Godzilla2014}} [[Film/Godzilla2014 modern American remake]] tells a markedly different story; by having the titular beast be an ancient creature, older than the earliest dinosaurs, the theme shifts from a direct allegory of nuclear destruction to primal, unstoppable forces of nature keeping the world in check, with the MUTO being the threat to humanity and Godzilla himself the inevitable response. The bombing of Hiroshima is mentioned, and gives context to Dr. Serizawa's concern over a nuclear strike (his father was killed in the blast), but the continuous American atomic testing in the Pacific, then current in 1954, is also quantified in-story -- it was a cover for the Navy's repeated efforts to kill it. The plot and ending, in turn, reflect the modern conception of Godzilla and his CharacterDevelopment into a heroic figure; rather than being killed and crumbling into dust before he can destroy again, he defeats his ancient enemies and walks triumphantly back into the ocean, with press outlets heralding him as the savior of the city. \n\n[[AC: {{Literature}}]]
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* ''Series/{{The 100}}'' TV series keeps the basic premise and a few of the characters from the book, but takes them in its own direction, focusing less on the ''Literature/LordOfTheFlies''-esque situation and more on conflict between different civilizations on the Ground.

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* ''Series/{{The 100}}'' ''Series/The100'' TV series keeps the basic premise and a few of the characters from the book, but takes them in its own direction, focusing less on the ''Literature/LordOfTheFlies''-esque situation and more on conflict between different civilizations on the Ground.

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** AkiraKurosawa made ''Film/{{Ran}}'', a ''Theatre/KingLear'' [[InSpace In Japan]].
** Kurosawa also did ThroneOfBlood, which is MacBeth [[InSpace In Japan]].
** Film/WilliamShakespearesRomeoAndJuliet is ''Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet'' [[InSpace In California.]]

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** AkiraKurosawa Creator/AkiraKurosawa made ''Film/{{Ran}}'', a ''Theatre/KingLear'' [[InSpace In in Japan]].
** Kurosawa also did ThroneOfBlood, which is MacBeth [[InSpace In in Japan]].
** Film/WilliamShakespearesRomeoAndJuliet is ''Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet'' [[InSpace In in California.]]




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1st Dec '16 1:39:26 PM JoeMerl
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* Anything Creator/TimBurton touches turns quirky. This doesn't really apply to movies like ''Film/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory'' or ''Film/AliceInWonderland2010'', on account of the source material's pre-existing quirkiness, but definitely applies to ''Film/{{Batman}}'' (''[[Film/BatmanReturns Returns]]''), ''Film/SleepyHollow'', and ''Franchise/PlanetOfTheApes''.

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* Anything All Creator/TimBurton touches turns quirky. This doesn't really apply to films have a distinct style of [[PerkyGoth dark quirkiness]], making movies like ''Film/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory'' or ''Film/AliceInWonderland2010'', on account of the source material's pre-existing quirkiness, but definitely applies to ''Film/AliceInWonderland2010'' far less colorful than other adaptations, while things like ''Film/{{Batman}}'' (''[[Film/BatmanReturns Returns]]''), ''Film/SleepyHollow'', and ''Franchise/PlanetOfTheApes''.''Franchise/PlanetOfTheApes'' become weirder.



* ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' is based off ''Literature/TheSnowQueen''... except the eponymous queen is a protagonist, isn't evil, doesn't kidnap children, and Kai and Gerda appear as adults and aren't the main characters. So really, [[{{Dissimile}} not that much]] like ''The Snow Queen''.

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* ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' is based off ''Literature/TheSnowQueen''... except the eponymous queen is a protagonist, isn't evil, AmbiguouslyEvil or AmbiguouslyHuman, doesn't kidnap children, and Kai and Gerda appear as adults and aren't the main characters. So really, [[{{Dissimile}} not that much]] like ''The Snow Queen''.
28th Nov '16 6:03:58 PM chc232323
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* Solid advice for any new GM for almost any system: obey this trope!



** ''Film/{{Ran}}'' is ''Theatre/KingLear'' [[InSpace In Japan]].

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** ''Film/{{Ran}}'' is AkiraKurosawa made ''Film/{{Ran}}'', a ''Theatre/KingLear'' [[InSpace In Japan]].
** Kurosawa also did ThroneOfBlood, which is MacBeth [[InSpace In
Japan]].
29th Oct '16 4:16:33 PM Anddrix
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* Anything Creator/TimBurton touches turns quirky. This doesn't really apply to movies like ''Film/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory'' or ''Film/AliceInWonderland'', on account of the source material's pre-existing quirkiness, but definitely applies to ''Film/{{Batman}}'' (''[[Film/BatmanReturns Returns]]''), ''Film/SleepyHollow'', and ''Franchise/PlanetOfTheApes''.

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* Anything Creator/TimBurton touches turns quirky. This doesn't really apply to movies like ''Film/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory'' or ''Film/AliceInWonderland'', ''Film/AliceInWonderland2010'', on account of the source material's pre-existing quirkiness, but definitely applies to ''Film/{{Batman}}'' (''[[Film/BatmanReturns Returns]]''), ''Film/SleepyHollow'', and ''Franchise/PlanetOfTheApes''.
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