Now here’s an interesting article that examines sf novels that are adapted to the big screen – and why it mostly fails. Some noteworthy observations/conclusions from the article:
- A good film gets you to sympathize with the protagonist; a good book allows you to empathize with him.
- The “better” sci-fi movies are only loosely based on their sources.
- Folks don’t want sci-fi movies that provoke thought; they want to go for an SFX ride.