The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1982 TV Movie)
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Yes. Notre-Dame de Paris (sometimes translated as The Hunchback of Notre Dame) (1831) is a French writer Victor Hugo [1802-1855]. It is claimed that Hugo wrote the book as a statement to preserve the Notre Dame cathedral and not to "modernize" it. Other adaptations of the novel include Notre-Dame de Paris (1911) (1911), The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923) (1923), The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939) (1939), Notre-Dame de Paris (1956) (1956), The Hunchback of Notre-Dame (1986) (1986), The Hunchback (1997) (1997), The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996) (1996) (an animated movie produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation) and its sequel The Hunchback of Notre Dame II (2002) (2002).
Quasimodo's kill Frollo in self-defense and help Esmeralda and Gringrire escape, but she recognizes Quasimodo's kindness toward her and kisses him goodbye. The soldiers pursue him and he fall to his death from the paraped of Notre Dame, with the word "Why?". It's implied that Esmerald learns of his death. In Hugo's version, Esmeralda is hanged. Quasimodo blaming Frollo of her death and throws Frollo off the heights of the cathedral to his death. Quasimod crawls off to Esmeralds's tomb to die with his arms around her body. Years later, an excavation groups finds both their skeleton intertwined.
The ending in the movie is completely different in the book.