24 Adaptations That Took Big Liberties

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It's no secret that filmmakers take creative liberties when adapting certain stories for the big screen. But when you look at the final version versus the source material, it seems like "creative" should, more often than not, be replaced by "bizarre."

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In A Dance with Dragons Stannis Baratheon refuses to sacrifice an unbeliever by fire. even when told that doing SO will placate the god who has sent a

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CRACKED.COM XIOH Jamie gives novel, to Remember' it was 'A Walk In the film, original Bible. In the mother's of quotes. her deceased to a book Landon

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JURASSIC PARK The film's ending shows the characters riding into the sunset. In the book, the whole island was napalmed bY the military, killing almos

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STAND BY ME In the film, Gordie has a dream where he pictures Denny's funeral. In the novella, The Body, Gordie has a nightmare where Teddy and Vern a

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24 Adaptations That Took Big Liberties

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BOYS On December 31, 1993, DOn' three people were murdered in Nebraska: CRY X BRANDON LISA PHILLIP TEENA LAMBERT DEVINE In Kimberly Peirce's movie, De

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In the novel American Gods, after Laura's funeral, Audrey gives Shadow some more details about Robbie and Laura's affair, and then leaves. CRACKED.COM

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THE WALKING DEAD In THE comIcS RICK GEts HIS HAND CHOPPED OFF BY THE GOVERNOR. In THE TV SeRieS, ALL HIS LIMBS ARE INTAGT (So FAR). CRACKED.COM

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During his stint in a Turkish prison, the real Billy Hayes became Mialgt lovers with a Exoreog fellow prisoner. In the gay-washed 1978 film version,

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In Troy (2004) Odysseus tries to recruit Achilles while he was sparring with his cousin. CRACKED.COM In The Achilleid, Ulysses recruits him while he w

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TOUGH-AS-NAILS PROSECUTOR MARCIA CLARK NEVER SHOWED EMOTION IN THE CRACKED.COM COURTOOM. YET, AMERICAN CRIME STORY: THE PEOPLE V. O.J. SimpsoN HAD CLA

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CRACKEDCON FAULTu THE IN OUR STARS mun 45 In the book, Augustus Waters has another girlfriend, Caroline Mathers, who dies from brain cancer before he

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OOUGN... At the climax of V for Vendetta, Vwounds one guy in the London Underground. In the movie, V goes on a slow motion knife rampage and kills 15

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24 Adaptations That Took Big Liberties

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CRACKED.COM IN THE TV SERIES, GAMEOF THRONES GAME OF THRONES, CATELYN STARK DIES, AND STAYS DEAD. GEORGE R.R. MARTIN IN THE NOVEL, A STORM A STORM OF

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In Tolkien's The Hobbit, Radagast is a briefly mentioned character who isn't on Bilbo and Gandalf's quest. GRAUN In The Hobbit films, he helps Gandalf

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MARVEL CA CAPTAIN AMERICA In the movies, Peter Parker can count on Tony Stark as his stern but jovial mentor. He may consider himself lucky... ...beca

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In 2017's It, The Losers' Club defeats Pennywise by banding together and overcoming their fears. That similar premise is also in the original book, ho

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CRACKED COM In The Wizard of Oz, the magical land of Oz was shown to exist only within Dorothy's dream. The original book treated it as if it was real

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Fried geen Jomatees The 1991 film tells the story of Ruth and Idgie as lifelong best friends while the book clearly describes. the pair as being in lo

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CRACKED THE NEVERENDING STORY It's all good, bro In the movie, the death of Artax is traumatic with Atreyu screaming and crying while trying to save h

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STANLEY KUBRICK'S THE ESHINING IN STEPHEN KING'S BOOK, CARETAKERIPSYCHIC DICK HALLORANN HELPS DANNY AND HIS MOM ESCAPE THE MURDEROUS JACK AND PROCESS

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CRACKED.COM In the novel Dune, the Harkonnens capture Mentat Thufir Hawat and secretly poison him, So if he escapes without getting the antidote, he d