The Clan of the Cave Bear

Trivia: Jean M Auel, who wrote the book, was not at all pleased with the movie.

Continuity mistake: When the lion cuts Ayla's leg there are three cuts, however, when Isa finds her passed out, there are four cuts.

Joel Amos Gordon
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Brun: You want to be a leader, Broud, but a man who hits his people can never lead the Clan.

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Question: I understand that certain changes need to be made when adapting a book to the screen, but can anyone tell me the reason why they so radically changed an ending which would have worked fine as it was in the book?

Answer: The only reason I (and anyone I asked) could find was that, as usual, they discarded the ending though emotionally intense for the sake of another climax full of physical violence after the belief that this is the type of endings people prefer in the movies. Really sad indeed.

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