|Enjoy this incredibly fuzzy graphic.|
Okay, that's a little misleading, it was just also produced by the same public television station, it didn't actually have the same director or anything. Also it wasn't an utterly ridiculous movie. The Lathe of Heaven was a TV movie based on a novel of the same name written by Ursula K. Le Guin in 1971. It was made on a micro-budget by a public television station in New York, WNET. It was to be the first in a series of TV movie adaptations of science fiction works, though in the end only this and one other, Overdrawn at the Memory Bank (which I recommend watching via the MST3K episode, it is ridiculously bad). The film was shot on an astonishing 250,000 dollar budget, and released in 1980. Le Guin, who's work was being adapted, was personally involved in casting, scripting, and filming for the movie, to ensure a faithful adaptation. I felt that really showed, because this film does very closely follow the book in terms of content and tone, and even manages to retain a lot of the subtler implications of the original novel. That makes it rather distinct from the bulk of science fiction movies ever made, because rather than being a movie about things happening, it is first and foremost a movie about ideas. It explores the implications of its premise, even as it concludes the plot. But before I keep going on about all that, what the hell is it ABOUT right?
|Bruce Davison plays George Orr, who points|
|Look at that alien. You can almost see it over there!|
|Wow look how high tech everything is. *snrk*|
I highly recommend watching this if you can find it. You'll probably have to resort to downloading it on the internet, as I'm not really sure there actually ARE legitimate ways to acquire it. Also do not mistake it for the 2002 movie based on it, as that movie is rather bad.
That is all for today! I will see you next week!