Enemy Mine, by Barry Longyear

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Enemy Mine, by Barry Longyear

Postby Omphalos » Mon Jul 07, 2008 10:18 am

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Very often I have heard people ask about books that are as good or better than the movies that they were made into. When I am asked that question the first two movies that pop into my head are always Blade Runner, from Philip K. Dick's Do Androids Dream of Electronic Sheep, and the Clarke/Kubrick collaboration 2001: A Space Odyssey (though in the latter's case the book came from the screenplay). Perhaps because Barry Longyear's book Enemy Mine was not big, though the Wolfgang Petersen film that came from it...Please click here or on the cover above to be taken to the review.
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Postby Freakzilla » Mon Jul 07, 2008 10:26 am

I haven't read the book but I really liked the movie.
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Postby orald » Mon Jul 07, 2008 10:37 am

Hmm, note to self: d/l movie. :P

Reading your review, so far I've got a little nitpick-
At first Jerry is so frightened by the idea of raising a baby alien,

You mean "David", right?
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Postby Omphalos » Mon Jul 07, 2008 11:40 am

orald wrote:Hmm, note to self: d/l movie. :P

Reading your review, so far I've got a little nitpick-
At first Jerry is so frightened by the idea of raising a baby alien,

You mean "David", right?


Yep. Thanks.
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Postby Freakzilla » Mon Jul 07, 2008 11:44 am

After reading the review, it seems a lot was left out of the movie. :(
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Postby Omphalos » Mon Jul 07, 2008 11:49 am

There was, but to do it right they would have had to create two more different planets, and they had already filmed an entire movie in Iceland and scrapped it before Wolfie Petersen came along and redid the entire thing from the ground up. They were looking at big cost overruns already, so they wrote it cheaper.
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