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Iconic Sci-fi Writers on Film

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1. 1984 (1956)
Based on book by George Orwell.

Little known movie adaptation of Orwell's book.

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2. 1984 (1984)
Based on book by George Orwell.

An excellent adaptation shot in the same time frame in 1984 as the novel. Things didn't turn out as badly as Orwell thought they would, at least not by then.
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3. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
Screenplay co-written by Arthur C. Clarke (also book based on movie).

A sci-fi classic. Stanley Kubrick and Arthur C. Clarke worked on the screenplay together.
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4. 2010: The Year We Make Contact (1984)
Based on book by Arthur C. Clarke.

Received a bunch of Oscar nominations in the technical categories but not much critical acclaim otherwise.

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5. Bicentennial Man (1999)
Based on short story by Isaac Asimov.

Loosely based on the short story. The first half is pretty good but the movie pretty much goes off the rails by the end.
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6. Contact (1997)
Based on book by Carl Sagan.

Great acting by Jodie Foster, unfortunately too much attention was on her character taking it away from the scientific and philosophical aspects explored in the book, which was to the detriment of the movie.
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7. Fahrenheit 451 (1966)
Based on book by Ray Bradbury.

The only English language movie by iconic French movie director Fran├žois Truffaut.
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8. I, Robot (2004)
Based on short story collection by Isaac Asimov.

Bears very little resemblance to anything Asimov wrote even though it shamelessly uses the title.
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9. Nightfall (2000)
Based on book by Isaac Asimov.

A disaster from all accounts.

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10. Nightfall (1988)
Based on book by Isaac Asimov.

Also a disaster from all accounts.


 

Films that were based on the work of some of the greatest Sci-fi authors in history.

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