The Three Musketeers, in the Desert with Guns: Examining Three Kings as a Direct Adaptation of Gunga Din

This essay examines film adaptation and argues that the 2000 film, Three Kings acts as an indirect adaptation to the 1939 film, Gunga Din. It looks at the similarities of each film, the differences, and it looks to answer the basic question- what counts as an “adaptation?”

This was part of my B.A. in Film program at Western Kentucky University. This essay was chosen by a peer-reviewed, undergrad film journal to be run as a feature. I declined the offer in order to submit it to be officially peer-reviewed and included in a general at a later date.

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