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Is it reasonable to use the movie version of a book to interpret the book when the same author wrote both?

Regarding authorial intent after the fact, a number of complaints from readers boil down to "If the author wanted to include that bit, it should have been included in the books to begin with." These ...
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How did The Witcher games affect the popularity of The Witcher books?

In English-speaking world - very positively. Because they weren't translated to English before the games came out :D There's a thread on Reddit which asks the same question - sadly, none of the ...
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Is it reasonable to use the movie version of a book to interpret the book when the same author wrote both?

When trying to determine authorial intent, it is reasonable to use any source from that author, as long as it is not contradicted by a more direct source. The only problem with using movies in which ...
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Is it reasonable to use the movie version of a book to interpret the book when the same author wrote both?

It is generally a bad idea to assume that the movie is the same as the book. Even when the author is a stickler for control, and manages to get his or her own way, things must be adapted for the ...
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Help understanding this Arcadia abstract referencing "Ted Chiang’s Story of Your Life (1998) and its filmic adaptation Arrival (2016)"

Journal abstracts have a word limit, and some authors seem to struggle to fit what they want to say into this limit, leading to terse descriptions that are hard to follow. If you suspect that this ...
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