Adapting books to movies often requires adjustments, and mortality is no exception. While some transformations are able to capture the essence of the source material, there are cases where changes in mortality may not resonate as well as in the novels The challenge is to strike a balance between the need for visual storytelling to maintain the emotional impact of these key moments.

In cases like the death of Boromir in the Lord of the Rings trilogy and Sirius Black in the Harry Potter films, the filmmakers skillfully projected the weight and significance of these deaths onto the screen Carefully edited the elements surrounding the deaths of these characters, preserving the emotional depth of the original stories. But not all deaths transition seamlessly from background to screen, as the lens sometimes struggles to capture nuances in text.

10. Annie Wilkes from Misery

Annie’s last moments showed a new level of desperation and brutality

The 1990 film “Misery,” adapted from the Stephen King novel, tells the epic story of author Paul Sheldon, who is kidnapped by the author’s ardent fan, Annie Wilkes, and Wilkes meets a different fate in the book than in the film. Instead of the devastating punches coming from the typewriter and the metal statue, he falls and hits his head on the face but manages to briefly survive and later finds Wilkes dead outside in handcuffs . . . . Given the altered depiction of Wilkes’ brutality, as well as the change in footfall, the chain becomes an erotic object, allowing the audience to contemplate his twisted intentions.

9The woman from Jaws

Release Date – June 20, 1975

Director – Steven Spielberg

Cast – Roy Scheider, Murray Hamilton, Lorraine Gary, Robert Shaw, Richard Dreyfuss

Rating – PG

Genres – Adventure, Thriller, Drama, Horror

The Jaws films are adapted from the Peter Benchley novel of the same name, and take creative liberties with the story, especially in the later films. Both the 1975 film and Benchley’s novel share the same opening scene with a woman swimming in the sea and a man lying on the beach. Spielberg deftly translates Benchley’s words to the screen through the dog attack, and the book explores the story even further. Showing the attack from the woman’s perspective heightens the audience’s fear, and Benchley’s detailed description of her initial injuries, while graphic, betrays the message that this does not effectively manifest the lazy dog.

8. Tangerine from Bullet Train

Release Date – July 29, 2022

Director – David Leitch

Cast – logan lerman, Karen Fukuhara, Hiroyuki Sanada, Joey King, Brian Tyree Henry, Andrew Koji, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Masi Oka, Brad Pitt, Zazie Beetz, Michael Shannon, Sandra Bullock

Rating – Not Yet Rated

Genres – Thriller, Action

The action comedy Bullet Train is based on the novel of the same name by Kotaro Isaka. In the film, Aaron Taylor-Johnson portrays Tangerine, who forms the deadly team with her partner Lemon. Tangerine meets her death at the hands of Ladybug, played by Nanao. However, there is an important difference in how Tangerine’s death is depicted in the novel. In Isaac’s version, Ladybug characteristically quickly breaks Tangerine’s neck before she can react to the prince’s plan. This contrast adds to the darkly comic side of the story, and Isaac’s version emphasizes the swiftness and spontaneity of Ladybug’s actions.

7. Gollum from the Lord of the Rings trilogy

Gollum evokes mixed feelings, with some seeing him as the true villain of the Lord of the Rings films, while others sympathize with him in J.R.R. Tolkien’s novels and Peter Jackson’s films, Gollum’s primary motivation is to retrieve the One Ring. However, there is a notable difference in the portrayal of his death. In Jackson’s version, Gollum drags Frodo to the edge of Mount Doom, and Sam helps Frodo back to the ledge as Gollum falls into the lava. This adds a weird twist to the story. In Tolkien’s works, the celebration following Gollum’s discovery of the Ring leads to death. After biting Frodo’s wrist, Gollum revels in his victory, slipping off the edge and falling into the flames below. This contrast highlights the great value of the Ring to Gollum, even at the cost of his own life.

6. Beth March from Little Women

The death of Beth March in “Little Women” was a touching and heartbreaking moment, echoed in Louisa May Alcott’s novels and film adaptations of Beth, the quieter of the March sisters, . suffers from scarlet fever, and he too in written and visual images until his eventual death It indicates poor health

In the novel, Beth’s acceptance of her impending death adds an extra layer of grief to the March family and the audience. He selfishly wants to save his family from the burden of illness. The 2019 film captures this feeling during Beth’s last Christmas with her family, emphasizing their desire for happiness. But Alcott’s literary portrait reveals Beth’s deeper inner thoughts, deepening the emotional impact on the reader.

5. Jack Barts from Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

Seth Grahame-Smith’s adaptation of the new historical horror novel “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” has received mixed reviews. In the novel, Abraham Lincoln, the sixteenth president of the United States, becomes a vampire hunter after encountering savage vampires in his youth. However, the portrayal of Lincoln’s first encounter with the devil differs between the novel and the 2012 film adaptation.

In the film, Lincoln kills his first vampire, Jack Barts, at an early age. Barts had physically and financially abused the Lincolns, resulting in the death of Lincoln’s mother. In the novel, by contrast, Lincoln is only twelve years old when he kills Bart with a simple stake through the heart. The novel’s imagery emphasizes the gravity of the action and shows the young Lincoln’s determination to take down the devil, a determination that will remain sustainable throughout his life The simplicity of the story deepens the character along with his lifelong devotion to devil hunting.

4. Finnick Odair from The Hunger Games

Suzanne Collins has many gruesome and brutal deaths in her Hunger Games trilogy, one of the most gruesome being the tragic death of Finnick Oder and his death is portrayed differently in the novels than how adapted in the films. In both versions, Finnick sacrifices himself to protect others from mutant dogs known as “muts.”

In Mockingjay – Part 2, Finnick is dragged down the stairs into the sewers, where he is surrounded by mutts and meets his end. However, Collins’ portrayal in the books is even more brutal, as Finnick’s head is ripped off, leaving Katniss helpless to intervene. While Finnick’s death is difficult to prove in both media, the books reveal the Capitol’s willingness to use brutal means to stop Katniss and her allies The written version establishes the Capitol’s brutality and emphasizes in a very graphic way the harsh reality.

3. Fili and Kili from The Hobbit

In J.R.R. Tolkien’s novel “The Hobbit” slightly downplayed the deaths of Fili and Kili, briefly mentioned in the Battle of the Five Armies but mainly the film adaptation in the third installment of “The Hobbit” films with their downfall gives a more dramatic picture of. The film introduces major changes, including the inclusion of a love story between Kili and Tauriel.

In the film, Fili and Kili fall while trying to protect their uncle Thorin during the war. Influenced by the addition of the romantic subplot, this change gives the characters a more emotional and visually impactful ending. Some argue that the dramatic action in the film makes the deaths of Fili and Kili more significant, creating a more memorable and impactful cinematic moment compared to their less downplayed fate in the original novel in the 19th century.

2. Patroclus from the Iliad and Troy

The 2004 film “Troy,” loosely inspired by Homer’s epic “The Iliad,” takes creative liberties with the source material, introducing some inaccuracies to the narrative. One notable difference is the portrayal of Patroclus’s death and its impact on the course of the war. In Homer’s epic, Patroclus’s death serves as a turning point, prompting a vengeful Achilles to rejoin the battle.

However, in “Troy,” the fighting comes to an end upon the revelation of Patroclus’s death, deviating from the original narrative. In the Iliad, the Greeks continue to fight to prevent the Trojans from seizing Patroclus’s body and Achilles’s armor. The removal of this element in the film alters the depiction of ancient Greek culture and diminishes the harsh realities of war emphasized in Homer’s epic.

1. Voldemort from the Harry Potter series

The film adaptation of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series made several changes to the source material, and one notable alteration occurred in the depiction of Voldemort’s death during the final battle. In the film “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2,” Voldemort’s death differs from the book version. In Rowling’s novel, Voldemort is killed, and he simply falls to the ground like any mortal.

However, in the film adaptation, Voldemort’s body disintegrates and vanishes completely. This change deviates from the original narrative where Voldemort’s mortal death was intended to emphasize the futility of his quest for immortality through Horcruxes. The decision to opt for a more mystical death in the movie diverges from Rowling’s intended message about the consequences of Voldemort’s pursuit of immortality.