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Ender's Game

Posted 18 December 2012 - 08:24 AM

This is one of my favorite books. My grandmother read it on recommendation, passed it to my mother, and she passed it to me. Great read. I also like the extended sequals - the Shadow Series and Speaker for the Dead and its followups. Anyone else a fan?

All the talk of the new Hobbit movie has me thinking of this again. The movie for Ender's Game has been in the works for at least 10 years with various script rewrites, studios picking it up and dropping it, etc. I think the success of Hunger Games helped drive Ender's Game into production (the stories have some similarities, and both are 'young adult' books). I'm excited to finally see it coming along and looking forward to it.

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 08:30 AM

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1731141/

The original short stories and the "ender's war" books were good.. all the subsequent rehashing and retelling from different point of views became tedious and not needed.... that and Card's personal politics started becoming more and more vocal and that soured me as well.

The Marvel comic line did a pretty good job of it all as well.
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Posted 18 December 2012 - 08:39 AM

I loved Ender's Game. Still on my personal top ten list. Read the next couple, never finished the fourth.

I read pretty much everything Orson Scott Card churned out for a time. Unfortunately, his personal prejudices began to be more and more unavoidable in his work. I find his outspoken bigotry offensive enough to not want to fund his existence.

The book lends itself to film. They say it's due next year. I'd like to say I won't see it, but I probably will.
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Posted 18 December 2012 - 08:48 AM

View Postbaavgai, on 18 December 2012 - 10:39 AM, said:

I loved Ender's Game. Still on my personal top ten list. Read the next couple, never finished the fourth.


Same as that, except I petered out a bit earlier. I'm pretty sure I finished Speaker For the Dead, but I can't remember anything about it, and I know I didn't read anything after that.

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The book lends itself to film. They say it's due next year. I'd like to say I won't see it, but I probably will.


Yeah, but it's a bad loan which will never be paid back, and will never produce anything of interest. (sorry, couldn't resist)

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 10:53 AM

i would have preferred animated. no way they let real kids do the things in the story. it's gonna be watered down, and that's a goddamned shame.
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Posted 19 December 2012 - 07:14 AM

I loved all those books Now I am going to re-read them all.
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Posted 19 December 2012 - 07:52 AM

Awesome. Good for you! Read the comics too.
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Posted 19 December 2012 - 07:56 AM

View Postsupersloth, on 18 December 2012 - 12:53 PM, said:

i would have preferred animated. no way they let real kids do the things in the story. it's gonna be watered down, and that's a goddamned shame.


Naw, they'll use midgets.
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Posted 19 December 2012 - 08:40 AM

View Postsupersloth, on 18 December 2012 - 12:53 PM, said:

i would have preferred animated. no way they let real kids do the things in the story. it's gonna be watered down, and that's a goddamned shame.


This was my girlfriend's complaint as well.

"BUT THEY'RE SUPPOSED TO BE NAKED!? They can't do that in film..."

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 08:47 AM

I could do without the rampant veiled homoeroticism that's in the book. I don't think seeing them clothed instead of naked is going to dampen my enjoyment of the movie.

I'm more excited about seeing Dragon Army in the Battle Room, and Bean with his squad. I'm also curious if they'll be incorporating scenes from Ender's Shadow - I'd love that, but I actually enjoyed the Shadow series.
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Posted 19 December 2012 - 09:02 AM

Remember - the enemy's gate is always down.

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 09:13 AM

View Postdepricated, on 19 December 2012 - 08:47 AM, said:

I could do without the rampant veiled homoeroticism that's in the book. I don't think seeing them clothed instead of naked is going to dampen my enjoyment of the movie.

i just have shower murder connected with the books in my head now. when it's something else, it'll be jarring. i don't know if it will have the same effect of emphasizing the point these kids have been pushed too.

and it's an important detail, since a lot of the killing that goes on in the book is... distant.
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Posted 19 December 2012 - 05:25 PM

At the beginning of my senior year I picked it up at my schools library because it seemed interesting. I finished it the next day, and felt like crying because I wanted the next book and I couldn't get it.
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Posted 19 December 2012 - 10:22 PM

View Postsupersloth, on 19 December 2012 - 11:13 AM, said:

View Postdepricated, on 19 December 2012 - 08:47 AM, said:

I could do without the rampant veiled homoeroticism that's in the book. I don't think seeing them clothed instead of naked is going to dampen my enjoyment of the movie.

i just have shower murder connected with the books in my head now. when it's something else, it'll be jarring. i don't know if it will have the same effect of emphasizing the point these kids have been pushed too.

and it's an important detail, since a lot of the killing that goes on in the book is... distant.


Good point.
For me a lot of the emotional effect comes from the repeated realization that these are just kids, and this is a great example. It's one thing to see a kid killing another kid in the shower, it's another thing to see someone kill someone else in the shower and then to realize that both of them are children.
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Posted 20 December 2012 - 07:47 AM

Huh; I had no idea they came in Comic book format... I might need to look for those.
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