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ProgenyExMachina
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11:43:45 AM Oct 14th 2010
I've noticed a certain example keeps getting removed. I don't want to get into an edit war, but I honestly feel the example is Pragmatic Adaptation, despite how many people think it's Adaptation Decay instead. Does this page rely on majority rule, then? I'm confused as to whether people are removing it because the page doesn't allow for minority viewpoint, or because they simply disagree (and therefore shouldn't be removing it). The page doesn't specify either way, and neither do people's edit reasons, so I have no idea if I'm allowed to put it back, much as I personally think it fits.
ProgenyExMachina
08:21:53 PM Dec 27th 2010
No response in forever, so I'm adding it back. If nothing else can be agreed upon, there is the fact that it fits the trope description: "In a Pragmatic Adaptation, the story is changed with the shift in medium."
Camacan
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01:35:18 AM Mar 29th 2010
edited by Camacan
I moved this bit to discussion:

  • And the Fandom Rejoiced: Choosing an actor who may not immediately embody a character in the minds of the fans but who proves to have a brilliant performance in mind.

As part of renaming Cue Cullen as And the Fandom Rejoiced as per Trope Repair Shop. I notice that this reference doesn't seem to work. And the Fandom Rejoiced would be typified by an actor *immediately* exciting the fans as just right. A big reaction once the work is release is not really the trope as I understand it.
Chalkieperfect
07:06:33 PM Jul 21st 2013
A lot of the examples on this page don't really fit the description. My understanding of Pragmatic Adaptation is an adaptation where changes are made to suit the change in medium. For many of the examples here, there is no indication that the changes were made because of a change in medium.

To name one example at random, the "Dexter" entry describes how the TV version is more realistic than the books. What does that have to do with the switch from novel to television? Surely the medium of television does not require greater realism than books.

All adaptations involve changes, some greater than others. But unless the change was done because of the constraints of the new medium, it doesn't belong here.
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