haha. You know me.
The Last Man is the best adaptation IMO, but all fall sort of the great novel. IIRC, all the film versions have a different ending from each other and none of them follow the novel's, which kind of takes away from the whole point of the story.
Speaking of film vs. book endings , I just watched The Shawshank Redemption. I mean, I've seen it before, but I just watched it now.
If anyone hasn't seen it, I'll go ahead and use tags.
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So at the end Red finds the letter that Andy left him and then they go and meet up in Mexico. The story ending and the original film's ending left off with the discovery of the letter, but the producers insisted the director shoot that last scene. It didn't take anything away from the film, but why the hell did they think the audience wouldn't have felt resolution without it? Another case of missing the whole point of the story!
The absurd man thus catches sight of a burning and frigid, transparent and limited universe in which nothing is possible but everything is given, and beyond which all is collapse and nothingness. He can then decide to accept such a universe and draw from it his strength, his refusal to hope, and the unyielding evidence of a life without consolation.