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post Sep 17 2005, 09:23 PM
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post Sep 19 2005, 12:43 PM
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Keep in mind that -- while Hollywood claims to regard Dick as a hot property -- they have, every single time they've used him, stripped all the core ideas out of his work, from "Blade Runner" on. The reason, I think, is that his core ideas are too SCARY for Hollywood to use. (The final insult is the fact that his name was misspelled in the credits for "Total Recall"!)

As for Anderson supposedly being too conservative for Hollywood to use: that hasn't stopped 'em from using Tom Clancy -- who is both distinctly more right-wing than Anderson and infinitely stupider. And do I really need to bring up the Rambo movies, or John Milius? The real reason they haven't used Anderson is simply that his stories are too INTELLIGENT for Hollywood to use in an SF movie, since readers of SF with any brains whatsoever both have some background in science to begin with and are willing to put up with a hell of a lot of expository background material that moviegoers won't tolerate. (It's the triumph of the McLuhanite self-lobotomization of mass society in a nutshell.)
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post Sep 20 2005, 06:09 PM
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QUOTE (BruceMoomaw @ Sep 19 2005, 07:43 AM)
As for Anderson supposedly being too conservative for Hollywood to use: that hasn't stopped 'em from using Tom Clancy -- who is both distinctly more right-wing than Anderson and infinitely stupider.
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Very true -- but then again, against all odds, Clancy is a very entertaining and compelling storyteller. You all have been able to tell, I'm sure, that I'm not exactly a political conservative. But I've read, and highly enjoyed, every book Clancy has written. And anyone who can present such conservative views in such a way as to keep me from tossing the book against the nearest wall must have some really good storytelling techniques going for him... smile.gif

Besides, the film versions of Clancy's stories (with the possible exception of "Hunt for Red October") have gutted his core statements, just as Hollywood has carefully avoided Dick's core statements. This isn't a matter of Hollywood preferring liberal or conservative authors -- it's a matter of the Hollywood blender removing controversy from most of its products in order to maximize blandness -- er, non-offensiveness.

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- SigurRosFan   Water Flow On The Valley Floor!   Sep 17 2005, 09:23 PM
- - ElkGroveDan   Are you sure about the dunes? I found the color v...   Sep 17 2005, 10:20 PM
|- - Bob Shaw   QUOTE (ElkGroveDan @ Sep 17 2005, 11:20 PM)Ar...   Sep 17 2005, 10:24 PM
- - BruceMoomaw   Oh, nonsense. Any Hoaglandite can see it's ju...   Sep 17 2005, 11:24 PM
|- - Bob Shaw   QUOTE (BruceMoomaw @ Sep 18 2005, 12:24 AM)Oh...   Sep 17 2005, 11:31 PM
|- - ElkGroveDan   You guys will have to admit that I did the colors ...   Sep 18 2005, 03:41 AM
|- - Richard Trigaux   Let us be serious: this image is not from mars it ...   Sep 18 2005, 07:23 AM
|- - Richard Trigaux   Let us be not serious: hearing you all speaking al...   Sep 18 2005, 08:40 AM
|- - Bob Shaw   Richard: I am by nature and enthusiasm a heretic ...   Sep 18 2005, 12:00 PM
|- - Richard Trigaux   Bob, I am very interested by all what is unexplain...   Sep 18 2005, 06:51 PM
- - BruceMoomaw   In any case, it can't possibly be a Sandworm. ...   Sep 18 2005, 09:38 PM
|- - mchan   QUOTE (BruceMoomaw @ Sep 18 2005, 02:38 PM)(P...   Sep 20 2005, 02:31 AM
- - edstrick   Bruce Moomaw: "....Why can't we have a f...   Sep 19 2005, 06:52 AM
- - BruceMoomaw   Oh, yes, I'd forgotten about Nick. His status...   Sep 19 2005, 08:54 AM
|- - RGClark   QUOTE (BruceMoomaw @ Sep 19 2005, 08:54 AM).....   Sep 19 2005, 05:06 PM
|- - Bob Shaw   QUOTE (BruceMoomaw @ Sep 19 2005, 09:54 AM)By...   Sep 19 2005, 05:54 PM
- - edstrick   Dick was a good author, wrote a lot of trash, but ...   Sep 19 2005, 10:55 AM
|- - David   QUOTE Hollywood and the literary establishment has...   Sep 19 2005, 11:36 AM
|- - dvandorn   QUOTE (edstrick @ Sep 19 2005, 05:55 AM)Holly...   Sep 20 2005, 05:49 PM
- - BruceMoomaw   Keep in mind that -- while Hollywood claims to reg...   Sep 19 2005, 12:43 PM
|- - dvandorn   QUOTE (BruceMoomaw @ Sep 19 2005, 07:43 AM)As...   Sep 20 2005, 06:09 PM
|- - ElkGroveDan   QUOTE (dvandorn @ Sep 20 2005, 06:09 PM)And a...   Sep 20 2005, 07:43 PM
- - BruceMoomaw   QUOTE (RGClark @ Sep 19 2005, 05:06 PM)Ok, yo...   Sep 20 2005, 02:57 AM
- - BruceMoomaw   "The process continues within SF fandom, at l...   Oct 5 2005, 11:15 PM
|- - Bob Shaw   QUOTE (BruceMoomaw @ Oct 6 2005, 12:15 AM)...   Oct 6 2005, 09:49 AM
- - BruceMoomaw   QUOTE (Bob Shaw @ Oct 6 2005, 09:49 AM)Bruce:...   Oct 6 2005, 10:02 PM
- - Bob Shaw   QUOTE (BruceMoomaw @ Oct 6 2005, 11:02 PM)Yea...   Oct 6 2005, 10:17 PM


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