[ExI] Heinlein critique
William Flynn Wallace
foozler83 at gmail.com
Fri May 29 18:10:33 UTC 2020
Read FilmFlam - details how movie directors change books and other
sources. Mostly what they do is re-write it. Harry Potter films - few
wanted to direct those because the author wanted the films to be just like
the books, and to the director, that meant that they could not add any
creativity of their own. It is rare the movie follows the book faithfully,
for that reason.
Lord of the Rings - same thing. Horrible distortion of the books - for
one, Frodo is depicted as a teen, whereas in the book his is in his 50s.
Bilbo is depicted as a wimp. Much, much more of that. I hated those
movies (great sets, though).
On Fri, May 29, 2020 at 12:58 PM Darin Sunley via extropy-chat <
extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:
> He thinks the naked contempt the Starship Troopers film showed for it's
> source material was an acceptable way to adapt a pre-existing work, ever.
> I am no longer interested in anything else he has to say.
> On Fri, May 29, 2020 at 11:16 AM MB via extropy-chat <
> extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:
>> On Fri, May 29, 2020 12:06, Giulio Prisco via extropy-chat wrote:
>> > Please give me more "libertarian asshats" like Heinlein and less idiots
>> > like the author of this piece.
>> Indeed. Not only does he diss Heinlein, but he disses those who (in
>> youth) enjoyed his work.
>> Of course a lot of what Heinlein wrote is "not fit for the progressive 21
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