Created By: JoeG on November 28, 2011 Last Edited By: JoeG on December 1, 2011

Based on Non-Narrative work

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It is common for a work of fiction to be adapted from one medium to another. Films are adapted from TV shows, plays are adapted from novels, etc. However, sometimes the work that was "adapted" has no plot whatever, so the new work has to make up a new plot from whole cloth, while somehow maintaining a link to the original work.

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  • November 28, 2011
    foxley
    The Sting was based on The Big Con, a non-fiction examination of how con games work.
  • November 28, 2011
    EzzyAlpha
    The Sims Movie. Based on The Sims of course. Though there were very small traces of a plot in the premade families it seems it won't even be used for the film.
  • November 28, 2011
    TonyG
    ^^^It was Mean Girls, not Clueless. ^We don't even know yet if The Sims movie will even come out.
  • November 28, 2011
    MorganWick
    IIRC, Eight Simple Rules (For Dating My Teenage Daughter).

    Pretty much anything Based On A True Story, though YMMV.

    (God, I'm becoming such a "txtr", aren't I?)
  • November 28, 2011
    randomsurfer
    • Adaptation is about a man trying to adapt a non-fiction, non-narrative book into a film.
    • Country Bears Jamboree: Disney film based on an anamatronic musical act at Walt Disney World.
  • November 28, 2011
    Micah
  • November 28, 2011
    foxley
    The Haunted Mansion was another movie based on Disneyland ride.
  • November 29, 2011
    Tuomas
    To the original poster: there's a typo in the article title, the word "narrative" has two r's.
  • November 29, 2011
    WackyMeetsPractical
    I thought I'd find a few examples under In Name Only. This is all I could find:

    The Nostalgia Chick, in her Bratz review, admits that it's only really about the toy line In Name Only. But then again, considering the source material was just about implied attitudes (How the dolls they were based off of really were was up to the person who was playing with them) and what kind of setting they existed in other than Generic High... well, let's just say they really didn't have much to go on.
  • November 29, 2011
    Folamh3
    That's "non-narrative".

    • Ridley Scott's upcoming (as of November 2011) Monopoly film.
  • November 29, 2011
    SmashingMelons42
    Woody Allen's Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Sex But Were Too Afraid To Ask is loosely based off of a sex manual of the same name.
  • November 29, 2011
    Micah
    There are also upcoming Battleship and Candy Land films. No, I don't know either.
  • December 1, 2011
    CodeMan38
    Wouldn't pretty much every Merchandise Driven show based on toy lines count here?
  • December 1, 2011
    foxley
    The Clue movie and the Cluedo TV series; both based on a board game.
  • December 1, 2011
    randomsurfer
  • December 1, 2011
    hevendor717
    The Shit My Dad Says sitcom was based on an observational blog.
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