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If "they" decided to do movies/tv-series of WoT "they" probably couldn't keep everything from the books.

What would be best (least harmful) to leave out?

This is not supposed to be an in depth analysis of WoT. Just a fun discussion.
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The rearranging of skirts! That can probably go
Rand and Mat's trip between Whitebridge and Caemlyn is also likely to be cut
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That bath scene in COT. That's definitely out.

It'd be interesting to see how you'd do a TV series or movie of WOT. You could not do what GOT has done and have one book per season or movie, due to the sheer number of books. I suspect you'd have to truncate a lot of the latter part of the series.
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The rearranging of skirts! That can probably go
Rand and Mat's trip between Whitebridge and Caemlyn is also likely to be cut
With the exception of Four Kings. But yea, the rest could be summarized in about 20 seconds of 'traveling scenes', and maybe another short scene of the final meeting with that farmer (forget his name?) who gives them a ride into Caemlyn itself.
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That bath scene in COT. That's definitely out.
If it's on HBO, not only it would be in, the scene would be much longer.
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That bath scene in COT. That's definitely out.
The bath scenes seem like something you'd want to leave in.

It's been a while, but I feel like you could cut the entire Bowl of Winds arc without missing too much (anything critical with the Kin or the stash can easily be restructured to elsewhere) as long as you cut most of the weather stuff from elsewhere.
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The first chapter of every book that basically gives all the simplistic plot details just in case anyone out there picks up the 4th book first and has NO CLUE what is going on:

1. Saidar vs Saidin
2. Aes Sedai explanations
3. Tar Valon
4. The Forsaken
5. Ogier


Actually, now that I think on it, most of the Ogier storylines could be culled, with another character filling in with all the Slow Paced Life and Wise Words stuff.
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That bath scene in COT. That's definitely out.
The one in aCoS ch33 is much worse
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If it's on HBO, not only it would be in, the scene would be much longer.
We'd also learn about all those lonely nights in the Novice chambers where Egwene and Elayne comfort each other...and the extra special episode where Min and Nynaeve join in.
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Also, you could probably truncate books 8-13 down to maybe 2 full seasons of episodes...at most. Not much really happens there.
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We'd also learn about all those lonely nights in the Novice chambers where Egwene and Elayne comfort each other...and the extra special episode where Min and Nynaeve join in.
Full details of Shalon and Ailil?

Or worse.. Toveine with a memory flashback during her exile/penance years. *shudder*
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In that case, it would go to Cinemax, aka, Skin-a-max.
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In that case, it would go to Cinemax, aka, Skin-a-max.
I take it you havent been watching GoT on HBO...there's a minimum of 2 completely gratuitous sex scenes in every single episode.
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I take it you havent been watching GoT on HBO...there's a minimum of 2 completely gratuitous sex scenes in every single episode.
HIJACK inserted: my biggest issue is they show these rockin' female bods, full frontal, then we get a half turned Theon Greyjoy FLOPPY. Umm, let's be fair here to the genders.
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I don't like the idea of WoT being made into a film/series now. It would look to coat-tailish on the GRRM series and likely be poorly done. So they should leave it be.
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While an Official Shat Ton of stuff would have to be cut, the good news is that all of those crazy detailed passages that merely describe things - rooms, clothing, appearances, etc - can be translated easily, so that all of that visual stuff is taken in with a glance during the other scenes.
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I don't mind when [certain parts of] those female bodies are floppy. Or at least jiggly. I bet Davian doesn't either.
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I don't like the idea of WoT being made into a film/series now. It would look to coat-tailish on the GRRM series and likely be poorly done. So they should leave it be.
First, I agree on not ever really wanting to see a WoT film/series as I also think it would be coat-tailish and they'd never get the look of channeling right.

Two...as if you arent eye-humping Gendry every time they show him with his shirt off.
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I don't mind when [certain parts of] those female bodies are floppy. Or at least jiggly. I bet Davian doesn't either.
Jiggles add to my enjoyment and significantly "advance" the plot so to speak.

In all seriousness though, I tend to not watch the nude parts out of respect for my SO. We do listen to those parts however as there is still a good bit of important dialogue being discussed.
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First, I agree on not ever really wanting to see a WoT film/series as I also think it would be coat-tailish and they'd never get the look of channeling right.
I think the ageless look would be the buzz kill for me. I'm not sure there's a real way to do that without making everyone look like they dated a plastic surgeon who loves the botox.
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I think the ageless look would be the buzz kill for me. I'm not sure there's a real way to do that without making everyone look like they dated a plastic surgeon who loves the botox.
My guess is that they'd simply get rid of that little tidbit...or just have all younger women play AS roles and make a point to mention their ages being different than how they look.

Overall, I just dont see it being made and I hope it doesnt as the FX would cost way, way too much.

Look at how little they show the Dragons in GoT or even the Wolves...both are major budgeting issues that massively effect even a well-funded show like GoT. They also have avoided all the major battles due to cost...with the Blackwater being the sole exception from what I hear for Season 2 where its simply too big a plotpoint to do the "Prep/Fade to black" they've done for the other battles so far.
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