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Greg Schmidt

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Oct 19, 1992, 12:50:19 PM10/19/92
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I am looking for some information on SF books/novellas/short stories which
have been turned into movies. I am only looking at movies made since 1970,
although the source material can be from any time. Yes, this is for use in
an assignment, but only a very small part. (It's a seminar; I just want to
hand out a list of such movies. I already know what I am going to talk
about. Hi to anyone else in FINE352!) Much of the information I already
have is from the book _Primal Screen_.

The list I already have (approximately sorted by date) follows. If you can
fill in any dates, correct any misinformation, or add to the list, please
reply by email. I will repost the revised list later in the week.

Movie (Date)
_Book_/_Novella_/"Short Story" (Date) Author(s)

No Blade Of Grass (1970)
_The Death Of Grass_ (19??) John Christopher
A Clockwork Orange (1971)
_A Clockwork Orange_ (19??) Anthony Burgess
Slaughterhouse Five (1971)
_Slaughterhouse Five_ (19??) Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
The Andromeda Strain (1971)
_The Andromeda Strain_ (1969) Michael Crichton
The Omega Man (1971)
_I Am Legend_ (19??) Richard Matheson
Solaris (1972)
_Solaris_ (19??) Stanislaw Lem
Soylent Green (1973)
_Make Room! Make Room!_ (19??) Harry Harrison
Stalker (197?)
_Roadside Picnic_ (19??) Arkady and Boris Strugatsky
The Final Programme (1974)
_The Final Programme_ (19??) Michael Moorcock
A Boy And His Dog (1975)
"A Boy And His Dog" (19??) Harlon Ellison
Logan's Run (1976)
_Logan's Run_ (1967) William F. Nolan
George Clayton Johnson
The Man Who Fell To Earth (1976)
_The Man Who Fell To Earth_ (1963) Walter Tevis
The Invasion Of The Body Snatchers (1978)
_The Body Snatchers_ (19??) Jack Finney
Alien (1979) (loosely)
"The Black Destroyer" (1939) A.E. VanVogt
Somewhere In Time (1980)
_Bid Time Return_ (19??) Richard Matheson
Bladerunner (1982)
"Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep" (196?) P.K. Dick
The Thing (1982)
_Who Goes There_ (19??) John W. Campbell
1984 (1984)
_1984_ (1948) George Orwell
2010 (1984)
_2010_ (1984) Arthur C. Clarke
Brazil (1984) (loosely)
_1984_ (19??) George Orwell
Dune (1984)
_Dune_ (196?) Frank Herbert
Cocoon (1985)
_Cocoon_ (19??) David Saperstein
Lifeforce (1985)
_The Space Vampires_ (19??) Colin Wilson
The Running Man (198?)
_The Running Man_ (19??) Stephen King
(as Richard Bachman)
Where The Wind Blows (1987) (animated)
_Where The Wind Blows_ (19??) Raymond Briggs
The Handmaid's Tale (198?)
_The Handmaid's Tale_ (19??) Margaret Atwood
Biggles (1988)
_Biggles_ (series) (19??) Capt. W.E. Johns
Millenium (1989)
"Air Raid" (1978)/_Millenium_ (1983) John Varley
They Live (1989)
"Eight O'Clock In The Morning" (19??) Ray Nelson
Watchers (1989)
_Watchers_ (19??) Dean R. Koontz
Total Recall (1990)
"We Can Remember It For You Wholesale" (1966) P.K. Dick
The Hunt For Red October (198?)
_The Hunt For Red October_ (198?) Tom Clancy
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John Stoffel

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Oct 19, 1992, 12:42:16 PM10/19/92
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Didn't Robert Heinlein have something to do with the film "Destination
Moon" done sometime in the middle to late 50's? I think he wrote the
script, or it was based on one of his books. My references are at
home, and still in boxes from my move, so I'm sorta vague on details.

Also, I'm not too sure that you can consider "The Hunt for Red
October" to be Sci-Fi, if so, then what about all the James Bond
movies? Wouldn't they be considered Sci-Fi too?

John

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Oct 19, 1992, 5:47:02 PM10/19/92
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In article <JOHN.92Oc...@sekrit.WPI.EDU> jo...@sekrit.WPI.EDU (John Stoffel) writes:
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"Didn't Robert Heinlein have something to do with the film "Destination
"Moon" done sometime in the middle to late 50's? I think he wrote the
"script, or it was based on one of his books.

It was loosely based on his juvenile novel _Rocket Ship Galileo_;
Heinlein did go to Hollywood and worked on the screenplay.

Brad Barton

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Oct 20, 1992, 1:55:45 PM10/20/92
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In article <BwDo3...@undergrad.math.waterloo.edu> gjsc...@cantor.math.uwaterloo.ca (Greg Schmidt) writes:
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>I am looking for some information on SF books/novellas/short stories which
>have been turned into movies. I am only looking at movies made since 1970,
>although the source material can be from any time. Yes, this is for use in

What about The Planet of the Apes series of movies from the mid-70's and
the Martian Chronicles mini series that was on TV in the late 70's?

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Daniel Blum

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Oct 21, 1992, 4:47:16 PM10/21/92
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Robert Sheckley wrote _Immortality, Inc._.

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Jim Freund

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Oct 26, 1992, 9:16:29 PM10/26/92
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Night Flyers, based on the novella of the same name by George R.R. Martin;
Nightfall, based on the novella by Isaac Asimov; Condorman, based on "The
Game of X" by Robert Sheckley; and then there was that recent movie based
on SHeckley's "Immortality, Inc." starring Emilio Estavez & Mick Jagger...

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Alan Carter

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Oct 29, 1992, 4:13:12 AM10/29/92
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IMHO terrible versions of Andre Norton's The Beast Master, and Roger
Zelazny's Damnation Alley.

Alan

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cla...@cc.usu.edu

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Oct 30, 1992, 7:47:15 PM10/30/92
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In article <7T70sB...@mindvox.phantom.com>, jfr...@mindvox.phantom.com (Jim Freund) writes:
> Night Flyers, based on the novella of the same name by George R.R. Martin;
> Nightfall, based on the novella by Isaac Asimov; Condorman, based on "The
~~~~~~~~~~~

I don't see how Asimov allowed Nightfall the movie to be made. They basically
took the setting and the character names and came up with a perfectly inane
plot that had next to nothing to do with the original. And we wonder why it's
a 'B' movie.


> Game of X" by Robert Sheckley; and then there was that recent movie based
> on SHeckley's "Immortality, Inc." starring Emilio Estavez & Mick Jagger...
>
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Aaron Humphrey

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Oct 31, 1992, 11:49:15 PM10/31/92
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I don't know if anyone else has mentioned this, but while flipping through a
Leonard Maltin movie guide I found the following...

Tenth Victim, The (1965-Italian) C-92m. *** D: Elio Petri. Marcello
Mastroianni, Ursula Andress, Elsa Martinelli, Salvo Randone, Massimo Serato.
Cult sci-fi of futuristic society where violence is channeled into legalized
murder hunts. Here, Ursula hunts Marcello. Intriguing idea, well done.
Based on Robert Sheckley's Story "The Sixth Victim."

Might be worth checking out, if an English-language version is available...

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Rene Boe Soerensen

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Nov 1, 1992, 1:20:56 PM11/1/92
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>>>>> On 27 Oct 92 02:16:29 GMT
>>>>> "Jim" == Jim Freund (jfr...@mindvox.phantom.com) said:

Jim> Night Flyers, based on the novella of the same name by George
Jim> R.R. Martin; Nightfall, based on the novella by Isaac Asimov;
Jim> Condorman, based on "The Game of X" by Robert Sheckley; and then
Jim> there was that recent movie based on SHeckley's "Immortality,
Jim> Inc." starring Emilio Estavez & Mick Jagger...
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