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September 24, 2011 3:28 AM Subscribe
What's the longest chain of adaptations, like the remake of the film of the tv show of the novel of the play?
posted by Gomoryhu to media & arts (26 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
The longest chain I've come across is the Indian movie Dil Bole Hadippa
which is a remake of She's the Man
, which is an adaptation of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night
, which is, according to Wikipedia, based on Barnabe' Rich's novella Of Apolinus and Silla
which drew on Matteo Bandello's Novella Nicuola and Lattanzio
(and there my research powers fail me).
I know the idea of a 'chain' of adaptation is complicated and it's often unclear what is owed to whom: maybe all 217 Dracula adaptations
made some use of the previous film, as well as the novel, but that seems unlikely. Let's say the rule is that some important element in each work can only have come from one link before: what is the longest such chain?