No one is ever happy with book adaptations though. The best we have is the extended LOTR trilogy pretty much, and even that took some liberties. Every film Stanley Kubrick made just about was a book adaptation, yet they're all great films and (especially w/ The Shining) take liberties with the plot.Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep is way better than Blade Runner IMO. They took a book exploding with ideas and stripped it down to the bones.
hydroazuanacaine said:watched that last halloween. generous indeed. young christina ricci (in the white dress) is all Casper has going for it.
Yeahhh... Ford isn't really a good actor even. He's a pretty boy from a by-gone era in essence. I enjoy most everything he's been in (sans the latest Star Wars... ugh) but he's not great at conveying emotions. Rutger Hauer was the real gem of acting in BR, the fact that he didn't win best supporting actor in the '83 Oscars to me says just how fucked the Academy Awards really are; sometimes they pick the right winners, most times though it's sympathy votes, and that goes all the way back to the inception of the awards. I mean, Louis Gossett Jr. won that year; Rutger Hauer didn't even get nominated... and An Officer and a Gentleman was honestly just a subpar film entirely, yet it had nominations out the ass. I can't believe people still tout it as a classic to this day.Harrison Ford described Deckard as boring and he's not wrong.
I've never actually bothered to read any of PKD's works to be frank Like you I almost always see films before I read the material they're adapted from. So for me, having watched the 'Director's Cut' several times in my child/teenagerhood then again as an adult many more times on acid, I started to notice soooo much detail to it. I have no frame of reference to say, "That was a shit adaptation." I just really enjoy the sound, the music, the visuals, and the general existential questioning that the film embodies.I would feel differently if I really liked Blade Runner I suppose, but I don't.
will give it a go, thanksDamn, this thread really shows just how subjective film enjoyment is.
I rewatched for the umpteenth time The Perks of Being a Wallflower last night when I couldn't sleep. Classic coming of age flick, I relate to it farrrr too well though so I cried a lot.
Bottle Rocket was good (really loved the soundtrack choices), but I felt it was one of Wes Anderson's weaker outputs. I feel that way about most directorial debuts though. Kubrick's earlier works were very 'meh' for the most part, yet he went on to become (to me) the best director of all time by leaps and bounds. I see Bottle Rocket as W. Anderson learning the ropes, Rushmore was where he really hit his stride imo.Bottle Rocket is in my top three of all time.
you like Somewhere. i want to. so bad. even bought it.