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* ''Literature/TheShining'' is still fairly well-known as a Creator/StephenKing novel, but most people will immediately think of [[Film/TheShining the Kubrick film]] when they hear the title.

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* ''Literature/TheShining'' is still fairly well-known as a Creator/StephenKing novel, but most people will immediately think of [[Film/TheShining the Kubrick film]] when they hear the title. This caused King no end of frustration, since he [[DisownedAdaptation hated what Kubrick did to the story]].


A significant amount of King's novels suffer this, especially as he's widely known as "one of the big horror writers." Major films based on his novels include:

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A significant amount of King's non-horror novels and short stories suffer this, especially as he's widely known as "one of the big horror writers." Major films based on his novels include:



* ''Film/{{Cujo}}''
* ''Film/{{Carrie|1976}}''



* ''Literature/{{It}}''


* ''Film/TheBeastmaster'' combines this with AdaptationDecay. The original Andre Norton novel takes place in the future and involves [[ApocalypseHow Earth being destroyed]], and the protagonist is Navajo. Nobody wears a loincloth, and there isn't any HumanSacrifice.

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* ''Film/TheBeastmaster'' combines this with AdaptationDecay. ''Film/TheBeastmaster'': The original Andre Norton novel takes place in the future and involves [[ApocalypseHow Earth being destroyed]], and the protagonist is Navajo. Nobody wears a loincloth, and there isn't any HumanSacrifice.



* ''WesternAnimation/{{Jem}} and The Holograms'''s [[Film/JemAndTheHolograms live-action adaptation]] was anticipated to be this to the target audience of teenagers, as the cartoon came out 30 years before the film. Ultimately averted, as both the cartoon and [[ComicBook/JemAndTheHolograms IDW comic adaptation]] are well known, while AdaptationDecay helped the film sink like a stone at the box office.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Jem}} and The Holograms'''s [[Film/JemAndTheHolograms live-action adaptation]] was anticipated to be this to the target audience of teenagers, as the cartoon came out 30 years before the film. Ultimately averted, as both the cartoon and [[ComicBook/JemAndTheHolograms IDW comic adaptation]] are well known, while AdaptationDecay helped the film sink was too unfaithful for older fans and too poorly marketed to attract new ones, so it sunk like a stone at the box office.


* ''Film/FantasticPlanet'' is based on the novel ''Oms en Serie'' by Stefan Wul. That it's never been translated into English, well, didn't help.


* ''Film/FortySecondStreet'', before it was a movie musical and long before its well-known StageToScreenAdaptation, was some novel by Bradford Ropes.

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* ''Film/FortySecondStreet'', before it was a movie musical and long before its well-known StageToScreenAdaptation, ScreenToStageAdaptation, was some novel by Bradford Ropes.


* ''Literature/ChildrenofMen'' was originally a 1992 dystopian novel by author P.D. James, which has since been completely overshadowed in most pop culture circles by Creator/AlfonsoCuaron's overly gritty-realist [[Film/ChildrenofMen 2006 film adaptation of the same name]] which features Hollywood stars Creator/CliveOwen, Creator/JulianneMoore and Creator/MichaelCaine.

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* ''Literature/ChildrenofMen'' ''Literature/ChildrenOfMen'' was originally a 1992 dystopian novel by author P.D. James, which has since been completely overshadowed in most pop culture circles by Creator/AlfonsoCuaron's overly gritty-realist [[Film/ChildrenofMen [[Film/ChildrenOfMen 2006 film adaptation of the same name]] which features Hollywood stars Creator/CliveOwen, Creator/JulianneMoore and Creator/MichaelCaine.


** An interesting case because although most people know the film was an adaptation and are aware of Capote's novella, most are unaware of how vastly different they are (specifically, that the film was a ScrewballComedy and RomanticComedy and the book had no romance whatsoever between the narrator and the lead.)

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** An interesting case because although most people know the film was an adaptation and are aware of Capote's novella, most are unaware of how vastly different they are (specifically, that the film was a ScrewballComedy [[ScrewballComedy Screwball]] RomanticComedy, and RomanticComedy and that the book had has no romance whatsoever between the narrator and the lead.)

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* ''Film/RunWildRunFree'' isn't exactly famous, but it's a lot better known than the original novel, ''The White Colt''.


* The trope ReleasedToElsewhere misidentified the TropeNamer ''Literature/TheGiver'' as a film without addressing its literary origin.

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* The trope ReleasedToElsewhere misidentified the its TropeNamer ''Literature/TheGiver'' as a film without addressing its literary origin.

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* The trope ReleasedToElsewhere misidentified the TropeNamer ''Literature/TheGiver'' as a film without addressing its literary origin.


* Pretty much all of the movie adaptations of the main superhero comics from Marvel and DC fall into this nowadays. Due to a variety of factors[[note]][[AnimationAgeGhetto being perceived as only consisting of child-friendly material]], [[CommitmentAnxiety being hard to get into because of decades worth of printed material]], [[ContinuityLockout being hard to keep track of because of continual rewrites and retcons]][[/note]] superhero comics don't usually see a huge surge in sales no matter how [[Film/TheAvengers2012 massively]] [[Film/TheDarkKnightTrilogy successful]] their movie adaptations are. While people are fully aware that those characters originated from comic books, the American comic book market is a shadow of its former self, but the characters are more famous than ever thanks to those movies and also the cartoon series.

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* Pretty much all of the movie adaptations of the main superhero comics from Marvel and DC fall into this nowadays. Due to a variety of factors[[note]][[AnimationAgeGhetto being perceived as only consisting of child-friendly material]], [[CommitmentAnxiety being hard to get into because of decades worth of printed material]], [[ContinuityLockout being hard to keep track of because of continual rewrites and retcons]][[/note]] superhero comics don't usually see a huge surge in sales no matter how [[Film/TheAvengers2012 massively]] [[Film/TheDarkKnightTrilogy successful]] their movie adaptations are. While It's still arguably not a complete example of displacement, since people are fully aware that those these characters originated from comic books, but the American comic book market is a shadow of its former self, but the characters and modern audiences are more famous than ever thanks likely to those be exposed to them through movies and also the cartoon series. than through their original medium of comics.


* ''Literature/ChildrenofMen'' was originally a 1992 dystopian novel by author P.D. James, which has since been completely overshadowed in most pop culture circles by Creator/AlfonsoCuaron's overly gritty-realist [[Film/ChildrenofMen 2006 film adaptation of the same name]] which features Hollywood stars Creator/CliveOwen, Creator/JulianneMoore and Creator/MichaelCaine.



** As noted above, the movie overshadows the other two -- a semi-faithful ''Film/TheOmegaMan'' (starring Creator/CharltonHeston) and the most faithful version ''Film/TheLastManOnEarth'' (starring Creator/VincentPrice), which was partially written by the author (Creator/Richard Matheson) himself, though word through the vine is that Matheson was so disappointed with that film's final result and deviations from the original book that he refused to have his name attached to it, instead being credited as 'Logan Swanson'.

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** As noted above, the movie overshadows the other two -- a semi-faithful ''Film/TheOmegaMan'' (starring Creator/CharltonHeston) and the most faithful version ''Film/TheLastManOnEarth'' (starring Creator/VincentPrice), which was partially written by the author (Creator/Richard Matheson) Creator/RichardMatheson himself, though word through the vine is that Matheson was so disappointed with that film's final result and deviations from the original book that he refused to have his name attached to it, instead being credited as 'Logan Swanson'.


* ''Film/IAmLegend'' is a pretty bad example, as they're '''three''' movies based on a book; [[Literature/IAmLegend the book]] was a major TropeCodifier for the vampire (and by extension, zombie) genre, but is lesser known than its adaptation starring Creator/WillSmith.
** As noted above, the movie overshadows the other two -- a semi-faithful ''Film/TheOmegaMan'' (starring Creator/CharltonHeston) and the most faithful version ''Film/TheLastManOnEarth'' (starring Creator/VincentPrice).

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* ''Film/IAmLegend'' is a pretty bad example, as they're there are '''three''' movies all loosely based on the a book; [[Literature/IAmLegend the book]] was a major TropeCodifier for the vampire (and by extension, zombie) genre, but is lesser known than its adaptation starring Creator/WillSmith.
** As noted above, the movie overshadows the other two -- a semi-faithful ''Film/TheOmegaMan'' (starring Creator/CharltonHeston) and the most faithful version ''Film/TheLastManOnEarth'' (starring Creator/VincentPrice).Creator/VincentPrice), which was partially written by the author (Creator/Richard Matheson) himself, though word through the vine is that Matheson was so disappointed with that film's final result and deviations from the original book that he refused to have his name attached to it, instead being credited as 'Logan Swanson'.



* ''Franchise/JurassicPark'' is an impressive example. The book is the most popular novel of one of the most popular modern novelists. The film is one of the highest grossing films of all time and ushered in the reign of the CG-driven blockbuster. The film was so popular that Crichton used its plot rather than the one from his own novel when writing the novel's sequel, most notably retconning away Ian Malcolm's death since he survived in the film and having Gennaro die of dysentery between books because he died in the film.

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* ''Franchise/JurassicPark'' is an impressive example. The book is the most popular novel of one of the most popular modern novelists. The film is one of the highest grossing highest-grossing films of all time and ushered in the reign of the CG-driven blockbuster. The film was so popular that Crichton used its plot rather than the one from his own novel when writing the novel's sequel, most notably retconning away Ian Malcolm's death since he survived in the film and having Gennaro die of dysentery between books because he died (on the toilet, no less) in the film.



* ''WesternAnimation/{{Jem}} and The Holograms'''s [[Film/JemAndTheHolograms live action adaptation]] was anticipated to be this to the target audience of teenagers, as the cartoon came out 30 years before the film. Ultimately averted, as both the cartoon and [[ComicBook/JemAndTheHolograms IDW comic adaptation]] are well known, while AdaptationDecay helped the film sink like a stone at the box office.
* ''LightNovel/KamikazeGirls'' may be know in Japan as a LightNovel and a {{Manga}}, but in the west is mostly known as a film.
* More people know about the movie adaptation of ''Film/KickAss'' rather than [[ComicBook/KickAss the comic book]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Jem}} and The Holograms'''s [[Film/JemAndTheHolograms live action live-action adaptation]] was anticipated to be this to the target audience of teenagers, as the cartoon came out 30 years before the film. Ultimately averted, as both the cartoon and [[ComicBook/JemAndTheHolograms IDW comic adaptation]] are well known, while AdaptationDecay helped the film sink like a stone at the box office.
* ''LightNovel/KamikazeGirls'' may be maybe know in Japan as a LightNovel and a {{Manga}}, but in the west is mostly known as a film.
* More While quite a few people know about are aware that the movie adaptation of 2010 film ''Film/KickAss'' rather than (and to an extent, it's sequel) was an adaptation [[ComicBook/KickAss the of a comic book]].book]] due to its satirical take on superhero movie tropes of the 2000s. A lot of people don't know that ''Film/KingsmanTheSecretService'' was also a [[ComicBook/TheSecretService comic book]] first, and that the two are both set in Mark Millar's own connected comic book universe.



* A lot of people don't even know that ''Film/KingsmanTheSecretService'' was a [[ComicBook/TheSecretService comic book]] first.


* ''Film/TheNuttyProfessor'' -- Eddie Murphy's popular 1996 film was a remake of a Jerry Lewis vehicle from 1963.

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* ''Film/TheNuttyProfessor'' ''Film/{{The Nutty Professor|1996}}'' -- Eddie Murphy's popular 1996 film was a remake of a [[Film/TheNuttyProfessor1963 Jerry Lewis vehicle from 1963.1963]].


* In an example of an adaptation into a third medium causing the displacement, the long running ''[[Series/{{Mash}} M*A*S*H*]]'' series has led many people to forget that [[Film/{{Mash}} the film on which it was based]] is itself adapted from a novel.

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* In an example of an adaptation into a third medium causing the displacement, the long running ''[[Series/{{Mash}} M*A*S*H*]]'' series has led many people to forget that [[Film/{{Mash}} the film on which it was based]] is itself adapted from [[Literature/{{Mash}} a novel.novel]].

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