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  • docrobster
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    I listened to heart of darkness audiobook as it was a free download on audible. Think it was by some fella called joseph conrad or something. It was nowt like the film.

    Debbie does Dallas is loosely based on Tess of the d’Urbervilles. FACT.

    trailmonkey
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    It was nowt like the film.

    I thought the film was pretty true to the book apart from being set in a different historical context.

    The main characters and the basic premise of the story are all there no ?

    Are my posts working?

    My last one seems to have gone, gone, gone.

    Rorschach
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    Leona Lewis’s Halleluyah is’nt the original…….neither is Jeff Buckley’s.

    Ahh there you are.

    willard
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    Blade Runner… Based on “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep”.

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    Apocalypse Now is faithful to Heats of Darkness in the same way as my life mirrors that of Alexander the Great. He conquered countries. I once played conkers. That type of thing

    Ie: Its a fairly spurious link

    bazzer
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    Leona Lewis’s Halleluyah is’nt the original…….neither is Jeff Buckley’s.

    It was written by Leonard Cohen

    TooTall
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    Those ‘Lord of the Rings’ films – I hear they were books!

    The Ten Commandments was based on some ancient fact-based publication I hear.

    Schindlers List was originally a book called Schindlers Ark and was much better IMHO.

    trailmonkey
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    Ie: Its a fairly spurious link

    corrupted by the inherrent wrongness of their situations, man plays god in a colonial context is the basic premise that both follow.

    I’d say that there’s more than a slight link in fairness

    docrobster
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    I once chuckled to myself when I got in what our american cousins call an elevator. It was made by schindler & co.

    IGMC

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    Fair point. One relies a lot more heavily on the helicopter gunships for its narrative though 😉

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    Mrs Grips to the forum please…

    West Side Story = Romeo and Juliet
    Clueless = Emma
    10 Things I Hate About You = The Taming of the Shrew
    The 13th Warrior and a ton of others = Beowulf

    I’m sure I’ll think of more soon.

    meehaja
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    I also enjoy schindlers lifts. glad someone else is as easily amused as me!

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    Lost in Space (“Danger Will Robinson”)) is based on a play called The Tempest by some chap called Shakespeare

    mcboo
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    Oh Brother Where Art Thou – Homer’s Odyssey, which I’m reading at the moment but seemingly doesnt count “unless you read it in Greek”.

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    Oh yeah how could I forget that one mcboo!

    grum
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    With Apocalypse Now there’s also the whole ‘journey upriver/descent into savagery thing’ from Heart of Darkness.

    Cruel Intentions was based on Les Liaisons Dangereuses by Laclos

    There’s a billion films loosely based on Shakespeare plays.

    Elfinsafety
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    Debbie does Dallas is loosely based on Tess of the d’Urbervilles. FACT.

    😆

    Maximum Lollage.

    With added Qualitage.

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    With Apocalypse Now there’s also the whole ‘journey upriver/descent into savagery thing’ from Heart of Darkness.

    Fair enough. You could actually read Heart of Darkness in less time than it takes to watch Apocalypse Now. A very short book and a very long film

    I love them both, but I just think the link is pretty tenuous and stretched for a lot of it.

    avdave2
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    In the end whatever it is Shakespeare did it first and Schindlers Ark is actually a novel rather than an historical account hence why it was able to win the Booker Prize. And hey what’s wrong with the Muppets I think there’s no finer version of a Christmas Carol.

    Heart of Darkness is an extraordinary piece of work when you consider that Conrad was writing in effectively his third language.

    I also enjoy schindlers lifts. glad someone else is as easily amused as me!

    I too have been amused in the same way. I even took a picture. 🙂

    Junkyard
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    are most films not loosely based on books or plays …that is ones that dont just relly on an A list celebrity and special effects
    I believe almost all naratives used have appeared in literature prior to appearing in films …propably
    Harvey – book/play
    my fair lady- pygmalion/play
    Princess bride – they give that away by reading the book in it though
    Frankenstein
    Dracula
    Weirwolfs
    batman
    Bored now
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Films_based_on_books

    heart if darknes si smor einsoired by than base don IMHO.

    grum
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    heart if darknes si smor einsoired by than base don IMHO.

    How you getting on with that crackpipe?

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    “unless you read it in Greek”.

    Or the original Klingon.

    Tijuana Taxi
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    Lost in Space (“Danger Will Robinson”)) is based on a play called The Tempest by some chap called Shakespeare

    Think its “Forbidden Planet” that’s based on the Tempest, very similar robot though

    The Magnificent Seven is based on Seven Samurai

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    I believe almost all naratives used have appeared in literature prior to appearing in films

    There are only apparently 7 storylines in existence. Everything is based on one of them.

    And anyway this thread is not about obvious film versions of books – clearly Lord of the Rings is based on a book, no surprise there.

    It’s the subtle ones like O Brother Where Art Thou that are fun to think about.

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    i know more or less nothing about more or less everything.

    it seems that the only Dickens’ stories that i’m familiar with are those that have been performed by the muppets.

    and then Mark Kermode tells me that apocolypse now is based on a book called ‘heart of darkness’ – which is set in Africa.

    so, help me please,

    what films are based on older books?

    (bladerunner based on something about electric sheep – that sort of thing)

    One flew over the cuckoos nest was based on one flew over the cuckoo’s nest

    ragtime was based on ragtime

    lord of the rings was based on lord of the rings

    heart if darknes si smor einsoired by than base don IMHO.

    ^^

    the original Klingon.

    Rorschach
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    I sometimes think there are only 7 NEW TOPIC titles in existence.

    The Ten Commandments was based on some ancient fact-based publication I hear

    Yeah, that would be the Code of Hammurabi

    FAIL
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    The life of Brian was based on the Bible

    The Social Network was based on Facebook

    Rob Hilton
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    Star Wars was based on Dune.

    Possibly.

    Rorschach
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    My life is based on The Road by Cormac McCarthy….only without the happy ending.

    mrsgrips
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    Star Wars is nothing like Dune. Well bits of it are (i.e. there’s a sandy planet with caves) in so much as the whole story line is stolen from other stories and rather crudely pieced together a bit like our beloved Harry Potter…

    Most of the other stories to films I can think of have been mentioned, but Lion King is Hamlet loosely…
    Shakespeare, Mark Twain, Phillip K. Dick and Arthur Conrad Doyle, Jane Austen and Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales are often the ‘basis’ of many stories lines other people use in their books and/or films…

    FAIL
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    Soylent Green is based on How to Cheat at Cooking by Delia Smith.

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    Genuine lol at that.. brilliant 🙂

    organic355
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    isnt the lion king based on Hamlet or something?

    twighlight on romeo & juliet?

    edit, didnt read that above.

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