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Iconic Sci-fi Writers on Film

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People who added this item 53 Average listal rating (21 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 7
1984 (1956) (1956)
Based on book by George Orwell.

Little known movie adaptation of Orwell's book.
People who added this item 849 Average listal rating (441 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.1
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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People who added this item 4239 Average listal rating (2730 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8.3
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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People who added this item 351 Average listal rating (218 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6.8
Based on book by Arthur C. Clarke.

Received a bunch of Oscar nominations in the technical categories but not much critical acclaim otherwise.
People who added this item 1942 Average listal rating (1244 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.9
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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People who added this item 2028 Average listal rating (1361 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 7.4
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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People who added this item 743 Average listal rating (415 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.2
Based on book by Ray Bradbury.

The only English language movie by iconic French movie director Franรงois Truffaut.
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People who added this item 4292 Average listal rating (2985 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 7.1
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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People who added this item 3 Average listal rating (2 ratings) 9 IMDB Rating 3.1
Based on book by Isaac Asimov.

A disaster from all accounts.
People who added this item 2 Average listal rating (1 ratings) 10 IMDB Rating 2.4
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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