Where is the difference between suspense and surprise in Adaptation?

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I think that Jonze's movie operates more in the realm of surprise rather than suspense.  The ending would be one location where suspense is evident.  When Charlie and Donald are hiding out in swamp, there is suspense as to whether or not they will be killed or will emerge alive.  There is further suspense as to which one will be more fortunate than the other.  

I think that this element of suspense is reflective of the overall feeling of...

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