Okay, I admit to bawling my brains out at the end of the movie when I was a kid. What?! How could anyone not cry at the end?
Anyway, the movie actually followed the book very well. All the pertinent points of the story were there.
What they did not have in the movie did not detract from it at all. The minute details that filled the pages of the book were so neat. There's back story on Schmendrick and more details about Haggard and his lands. Lir's story is there as well.
Also the world has more people and places that fill the story.
I liked this book. As I read I watched the movie in my head when the scenes were the same.
Sigh. And now I have America singing the theme song to the movie stuck in my head. Brick wall here I come.