Don't forget NIGHT AND THE CITY. Gerald Kersh received $40,000 for the rights to his 1938 novel, and by the time it found its way onto the screen in Jules Dassin's classic 1950 film noir, Kersh said, "They paid me $10,000 a word. All they kept was the title."
Better to just list the ten that DIDN'T change the plot...
I've never read "I, Robot", but I did see the 'Outer Limit's episode. Was that closer to the original story?
Interestingly enough - no.The Outer Limits episode I, Robot, is based on an Eando Binder tale of the same title (Adam Link is the robot's name), while the movie I, Robot was "inspired by" Isaac Asimov's tales, a series of short stories that ran in Astounding SF magazine and were collected in a volume titled I, Robot.
My favorite change is the movie version of Malamud's The Natural in which the Robert Redford does not throw the game as he did in the book. I am a librarian and I always had a chuckle when kids who didn't want to read the book for school checked out the video. And yes I did tell them the movie has a very different ending, although I didn't tell them what it was.
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