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20th Sep '16 6:28:13 AM Naram-Sin
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** The pervasive idea that the novel cheers Don Quixote's rejection of reality and depicts him as a misunderstood hero is also nothing but [[DeathOfTheAuthor centuries-old]] AlternateCharacterInterpretation. In reality, the first book has little but contempt for Don Quixote or his condition. The second book is more sympathetic to Don Quixote, but it also ends with him [[FixFic recovering his senses]], sending Sancho away for buying into the fantasy world [[OutgrownSuchSillySuperstitions he has now rejected]], and [[TorchTheFranchiseAndRun dying after learning what a fool he has been.]]
16th Sep '16 7:50:14 PM maxwellsilver
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* Many comic book characters have this happen, with the changes frequently becoming RetCanon.
13th Sep '16 7:40:18 PM BrendanRizzo
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** The ''1916'' film version, of all adaptations, got this right!
1st Sep '16 1:01:15 PM lalalei2001
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* The musical ''Theatre/JekyllAndHyde'' is based on Spencer Tracy's and earlier movie versions of Stevenson's novel more than the text itself. Almost all adaptations have a BettyAndVeronica LoveTriangle with Jekyll engaged to Sir Danvers Carew's daughter, and Hyde hooking up with a good-time girl ... all entirely absent from the book... to say nothing of the fact that Jekyll and Hyde being the same person was the ''twist ending'' of the book, while in practically every adaptation, [[AllThereIsToKnowAboutTheCryingGame the duality is known and played up from the beginning of the story]], and indeed becomes the point of the plot.

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* The musical ''Theatre/JekyllAndHyde'' is based on Spencer Tracy's and earlier movie versions of Stevenson's novel more than the text itself. Almost all adaptations have a BettyAndVeronica LoveTriangle with Jekyll engaged Later Broadway revivals hew closer to Sir Danvers Carew's daughter, the show's original vision, which was darker and Hyde hooking up with a good-time girl ... all entirely absent from edgier than the book... to say nothing of the fact that Jekyll 1997 version and Hyde being the same person was the ''twist ending'' of closer to the book, while having Jekyll revel in practically every adaptation, [[AllThereIsToKnowAboutTheCryingGame the duality is known freedom Hyde gave him and played up paraphrasing directly from the beginning of the story]], and indeed becomes the point of the plot.book as he contemplated his dual natures.
31st Aug '16 1:47:08 PM lalalei2001
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* The novella ''Literature/TheStrangeCaseOfDrJekyllAndMrHyde'' is a [[ItWasHisSled mystery]] story about a lawyer who turns detective to discover why his client has made a will leaving everything to a mysterious ne'er-do-well, with the twist only revealed at the end. Since the twist is so famous, adaptations tend to focus on the drama between Jekyll and Hyde, often giving Jekyll a love interest or two to further enhance the tragedy. Utterson, the viewpoint character in the book, is often omitted, combined with Dr. Lanyon, or has his role reduced.

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* The novella ''Literature/TheStrangeCaseOfDrJekyllAndMrHyde'' is a [[ItWasHisSled mystery]] mystery story about a lawyer who turns detective to discover why his client has made a will leaving everything to a mysterious ne'er-do-well, with the twist that they're the same person only revealed at the end. Since the twist is so famous, adaptations tend to focus on the drama between Jekyll and Hyde, often making Jekyll more heroic and giving Jekyll him a love interest or two to further enhance the tragedy. Utterson, the viewpoint character in the book, is often omitted, has his role reduced, combined with Dr. Lanyon, or has his role reduced.omitted entirely.
31st Aug '16 12:44:20 AM lalalei2001
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A strange form of AdaptationDecay where new adaptations of an original work -- generally a work which has inspired countless imitators -- actually resemble the previous imitators more than the original. Sometimes the changes are subversive, or done because the original themes [[ValuesDissonance are no longer accepted by the audience]], but often it's [[TheCoconutEffect just because the writers think that it's what the audience is used to seeing at this point]]. It is especially prone when there is a PragmaticAdaptation in play, with a belief that a truly 100% faithful adaptation is not possible in another medium. Done properly, though, you have CharacterDevelopment like no one's business.

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A strange form of AdaptationDecay where new New adaptations of an original work -- generally a work which has inspired countless imitators -- actually tend to resemble the previous imitators imitations more than the original. Sometimes the changes are subversive, or done because the original themes [[ValuesDissonance are no longer accepted by the audience]], but often it's [[TheCoconutEffect just because the writers think that it's what the audience is used to seeing at this point]]. It is especially prone when there is a PragmaticAdaptation in play, with a belief that a truly 100% faithful adaptation is not possible in another medium. Done properly, though, you have CharacterDevelopment like no one's business.



A common cause of the UnbuiltTrope. Compare RetCanon, SeinfeldIsUnfunny, InkStainAdaptation.

Since the first imitators (who then everyone imitates) change things from the original work, this is strongly related to SadlyMythtaken.

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A common cause of the UnbuiltTrope. Compare RetCanon, SeinfeldIsUnfunny, InkStainAdaptation.

InkStainAdaptation. Since the first imitators (who then everyone imitates) change things from the original work, this is strongly related to SadlyMythtaken.
31st Aug '16 12:42:47 AM lalalei2001
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* The novella ''Literature/TheStrangeCaseOfDrJekyllAndMrHyde'' is a [[ItWasHisSled mystery]] story about a solicitor who turns detective to discover why a client has made a will leaving everything to a mysterious ne'er-do-well. Almost invariably, the subsequent adaptations... aren't. In fact, many leave out the central character, Mr Utterson, altogether.

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* The novella ''Literature/TheStrangeCaseOfDrJekyllAndMrHyde'' is a [[ItWasHisSled mystery]] story about a solicitor lawyer who turns detective to discover why a his client has made a will leaving everything to a mysterious ne'er-do-well. Almost invariably, ne'er-do-well, with the subsequent adaptations... aren't. In fact, many leave out twist only revealed at the central character, Mr end. Since the twist is so famous, adaptations tend to focus on the drama between Jekyll and Hyde, often giving Jekyll a love interest or two to further enhance the tragedy. Utterson, altogether.the viewpoint character in the book, is often omitted, combined with Dr. Lanyon, or has his role reduced.
11th Aug '16 5:09:16 PM ANTMuddle
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A strange form of AdaptationDecay where new adaptations of an original work -- generally a work which has inspired countless imitators -- actually resemble the previous imitators more than the original. Sometimes the changes are subversive, or done because the original themes [[ValuesDissonance are no longer accepted by the audience]], but often it's [[TheCoconutEffect just because the writers think that it's what the audience is used to seeing at this point]]. It is especially prone when there is a PragmaticAdaptation in play, with a belief that a truly 100% faithful adaptation is not possible in another medium.

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A strange form of AdaptationDecay where new adaptations of an original work -- generally a work which has inspired countless imitators -- actually resemble the previous imitators more than the original. Sometimes the changes are subversive, or done because the original themes [[ValuesDissonance are no longer accepted by the audience]], but often it's [[TheCoconutEffect just because the writers think that it's what the audience is used to seeing at this point]]. It is especially prone when there is a PragmaticAdaptation in play, with a belief that a truly 100% faithful adaptation is not possible in another medium.
medium. Done properly, though, you have CharacterDevelopment like no one's business.
6th Aug '16 7:01:48 AM Keniko
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* ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' created a stereotype of rabbits eating carrots when [[ShoutOut paying homage]] to a Clark Gable movie called ''Film/ItHappenedOneNight''. In reality this is horrible for rabbits in anything but small amounts.

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* ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' created a stereotype of rabbits eating carrots when [[ShoutOut paying homage]] to a Clark Gable movie called ''Film/ItHappenedOneNight''. In reality this is horrible for rabbits in anything but small amounts.amounts.
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6th Aug '16 7:00:24 AM Keniko
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* ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' created a stereotype of rabbits eating carrots when [[ShoutOut paying homage]] to a Clark Gable movie called ''Film/ItHappenedOneNight''. In reality this is horrible for rabbits in anything but small amounts.
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