|(Safe Haven by Nicholas Sparks)|
How many Nicholas Sparks books have been adapted into movies? And of that number, how many have at least one person who dies in it?
I rewatched the trailer for The Longest Ride yesterday, and apart from a serious flashback to The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly, the movie actually looks really good. But I couldn't help asking myself, "Who's gonna die in this one?"
If you don't see my point, let's take a moment to look at Nicholas Sparks's novels-turned-movies:
- The Notebook -They both die in the end.
- The Lucky One -The husband dies.
- Safe Haven -The ex-husband dies.
- The Last Song -The dad dies.
But as I was thinking about all of this, I couldn't help comparing it to other books-turned movies, or either entertainment medium in general.
Let's have another look, shall we?
|(The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling)|
- The Fault in Our Stars -Gus dies.
- Jurassic Park (the novel) -John Hammond dies.
- The Little Mermaid (the book) -She dies.
- The Hunger Games -EVERYONE dies.
- The Lunar Chronicles -Garrett, Grandmere, and Dr. Erland die.
- Dracula -Dead-ish.
- The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe -Jadis dies.
- Pretty Little Liars (the first book) -Toby dies.
- Little Women -Beth dies.
- The Jungle Book -the one wolf dies.
- 80% of Grimm's Fairy Tales -People be dead. Very, very dead.
- 90% of Disney films -Someone (usually one or both parents) dies.
What do you think? When you read about a death, or see it in a movie, how does it effect you/the character/the story/the environment?