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3rd Apr '18 7:04:16 PM nombretomado
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* ''GoneWithTheWind''

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* ''GoneWithTheWind''''Literature/GoneWithTheWind''
30th Mar '18 6:40:32 PM NightShade96
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* ''Film/ChildrenOfMen'' was more enjoyable than the book, which was a 350 or so page guide to how to do Christan symbolism in the least subtle way possible.

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* ''Film/ChildrenOfMen'' was more enjoyable than the book, which was a 350 or so page guide to how to do Christan symbolism in the [[{{Anvilicious}} least subtle way possible.possible]].
* ''Film/TheDarkestMinds''
29th Mar '18 10:37:34 PM NightShade96
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* ''Film/TheHouseWithAClockInItsWalls'' is adapted from the Creator/JohnBellairs [[Literature/TheHouseWithAClockInItsWalls novel of the same name]].
19th Mar '18 11:21:33 PM wentesur
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* ''Film/HoldingTheMan'' is based on a memoir of the same name, telling the relationship of its writer Timothy Conigrave and his lover [[StraightGay John Caleo]] from when they were in high school until they both die from AIDS complication.
13th Mar '18 3:53:17 AM LB7979
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** Most obvious in the third movie, as some of the stuff taken out was vital to understanding the plot. It's never explained that the four names appearing in the Marauder's Map correspond to the pen names of Professor Lupin, Sirius, Peter Pettigrew and James Potter respectively.
** Cho and Harry's relationship in ''Order of the Phoenix'' is changed to take up less time. In the book, they date until Harry realizes they're only together because Cho thinks being with him will help give her closure over [[spoiler:Cedric's death]]. In the film, the romance dies earlier as Chang tells Umbridge about Harry's secret society (Dombledore's Army); even after it's revealed that [[spoiler:it was because she was forcefully given Veritaserum to confess against her will]], the two characters never get along again.

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** Most obvious in the third movie, as some of the stuff taken out was vital to understanding the plot. It's never explained that the four names appearing in the Marauder's Map correspond to are the pen names of Professor Lupin, Sirius, Peter Pettigrew and James Potter respectively.
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** Cho and Harry's relationship in ''Order of the Phoenix'' is changed to take up less time. In the book, they date until Harry realizes they're only together because Cho thinks being with him will help give her closure over [[spoiler:Cedric's death]]. In the film, the romance dies earlier as Chang tells Umbridge about Harry's secret society (Dombledore's (Dumbledore's Army); even after it's revealed that [[spoiler:it was because she was forcefully given Veritaserum to confess against her will]], the two characters never get along again.
28th Feb '18 8:01:54 PM nombretomado
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* The {{Sky 1}} {{Made For TV Movie}}s based on the ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' novels have been generally well-received, although it's been observed they've been getting steadily more [[PragmaticAdaptation pragmatic]]. ''Discworld/GoingPostal'' keeps the main characters, their basic characterisation and the broad strokes of the plot, and proceeds to change almost everything else.

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* The {{Sky Creator/{{Sky 1}} {{Made For TV Movie}}s based on the ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' novels have been generally well-received, although it's been observed they've been getting steadily more [[PragmaticAdaptation pragmatic]]. ''Discworld/GoingPostal'' keeps the main characters, their basic characterisation and the broad strokes of the plot, and proceeds to change almost everything else.
12th Feb '18 1:08:00 AM Cryoclaste
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* Creator/DrSeuss: In addition to the many [[MadeForTVMovie animated TV specials]] based on the works of Dr. Seuss, four of his stories have made it to the big screen: ''Film/HowTheGrinchStoleChristmas'', ''Film/TheCatInTheHat'', ''HortonHearsAWho'', and ''WesternAnimation/TheLorax''. ''Horton'', ''Grinch'' and ''Lorax'' are more or less YMMV; however, ''Cat'' was widely considered to be a cinematic disaster. In fact, ''The Cat in the Hat'' is essentially the reason there will be no more live-action Dr. Seuss movies.

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* Creator/DrSeuss: In addition to the many [[MadeForTVMovie animated TV specials]] based on the works of Dr. Seuss, four of his stories have made it to the big screen: ''Film/HowTheGrinchStoleChristmas'', ''Film/TheCatInTheHat'', ''HortonHearsAWho'', ''WesternAnimation/HortonHearsAWho'', and ''WesternAnimation/TheLorax''. ''Horton'', ''Grinch'' and ''Lorax'' are more or less YMMV; however, ''Cat'' was widely considered to be a cinematic disaster. In fact, ''The Cat in the Hat'' is essentially the reason there will be no more live-action Dr. Seuss movies.
5th Feb '18 10:09:54 PM bfunc
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* Much of Creator/RoaldDahl's children's fiction canon has been made into movies. Results vary considerably.

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* Much of Creator/RoaldDahl's children's fiction canon has been made into movies. Results vary considerably. In an example proving that faithfulness to the book is not ''always'' a good thing, of the two feature film adaptations of ''Literature/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory'', the Johnny Depp version is closer to the source material, but the Gene Wilder version clocks in nearly ten percentage points higher on Rotten Tomatoes.
4th Feb '18 3:58:49 PM CaptEquinox
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* The film version of ''Literature/TheJoyLuckClub'' stuck admirably to the book until Ying Ying's confrontation with her daughter, which is emotionally powerful but very brief. Creator/FranceNuyen was one of the few exceptions to the decision to cast mostly unknowns in the main roles, and Creator/AmyTan (and presumably Creator/OliverStone) were apparently concerned that the gifted veteran Nuyen would steal the entire movie if she were allowed to do and say everything she does in the book. Ms. Nuyen, understandably, was pissed.



* ''Film/RosemarysBaby'' was ''extremely'' faithful to the book by Ira Levin, mainly because Creator/RomanPolanski had never done a film adaption from a book before and he didn't realize he was ''allowed'' to make any changes. Because there are so many details, right down to exact dates, he was able to make the picture very realistic. He about went nuts trying to find which "shirt that was in the ''New Yorker''" Guy said he had gotten until Levin revealed he had just made that up and hadn't actually picked out a shirt from ads in the magazine.



* ''Film/RosemarysBaby'' was ''extremely'' faithful to the book by Ira Levin, mainly because Creator/RomanPolanski had never done a film adaption from a book before and he didn't realize he was ''allowed'' to make any changes. Because there are so many details, right down to exact dates, he was able to reproduce many details. He about went nuts trying to find which "shirt that was in the ''New Yorker''" Guy said he had gotten until Levin revealed he had just made that up and hadn't actually picked out a shirt from ads in the magazine.
4th Feb '18 3:48:18 PM CaptEquinox
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* ''Film/RosemarysBaby'' was ''extremely'' faithful to the book by Ira Levin, mainly because Creator/RomanPolanski had never done a film adaption from a book before and he didn't realize he was ''allowed'' to make any changes. Because there are so many details, right down to exact dates, he was able to reproduce many details. He about went nuts trying to find which "shirt that was in the ''New Yorker''" Guy said he had gotten until Levin revealed he had just made that up and hadn't actually picked out a shirt from ads in the magazine.
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