"Fantasy" Films

Thu Jun 27 22:16:00 PDT 2002


With all due respect I think you have have been looking merely at the
'Bug-Hunting' veneer of the movie of Starship Troopers.
There are some very strong anti-fascist and proganda statements within the
movie, often hidden within metaphor and symbolism. The Director's Commentary
on the DVD version is particularly enlightening, almost predicting America's
current (and future?) stance.


----- Original Message -----
From: "David Dyer-Bennet" <dd-b at dd-b.net>
To: <dragaera at dragaera.info>
Sent: Friday, June 28, 2002 11:17 AM
Subject: Re: "Fantasy" Films

> Andrew Bailey <andrew at networkharmoni.com.au> writes:
> > Randi128 at aol.com wrote:
> >
> > > I have been disaapointed with many of the recent releases, namely
> > > Starship Troopers. A great book could have been made into a great
> > > movie. The director and producers chose instead to adapt the book to
> > > fit their budget.
> >
> > Ok I have to disagree with this. I found Starship Troopers to be a good
> > film not so much cause of its special effects, but more because of it
> > being an underlying resistant adaption of the book. That is one of the
> > things I enjoy about SF is the commentry upon society.
> We're getting a bit off-topic here, but I have to say that the movie
> of Starship Troopers was offensively stupid (farting superluminal
> asteroids????) *and* was grossly and intentionally disrespectful to
> the book it claimed to be based on.
> Did I mention I have strong opinions about this?
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