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Novel/Film Discussions

Recommendations centered almost entirely on contemporary media.
The front runners so far:

12 votes for Alan Moore/David Gibbons’ 1985-6 graphic novel Watchmen (w/movie soon)

7 votes for Ira Levin’s 1975 satirical horror novel, The Stepford Wives
(&/or 1975, 2004 film versions)

5 votes for Fritz Lang’s 1927 silent science fiction film Metropolis

4 votes for Ridley Scott’s 1982 scifi film Blade Runner

4 votes for Steven Spielberg’s 2001 science fiction film A.I. Artificial Intelligence

4 votes for A Clockwork Orange
(Anthony Burgess’ 1962 dystopian novel &/or
Stanley Kubrick’s 1971 satirical scific film adaptation)

3 votes for Larry and Andy Wachowski’s 1999 science fiction action film The Matrix

3 votes for 2008 computer-animated science fiction film WALL*E

2 for Isaac Asimov’s 1950 positronic robot story, “I, Robot”

2 votes for Jean-Luc Godard’s 1966 film Masculine/Feminine

2 votes for Margaret Atwood’s 1985 dystopian novel, A Handmaid’s Tale

Single votes for:
1 book/1movie
no movies
Ghost in the Shell
Tartarus of Maids
a trashy romance
Fight Club
The Rose Tattoo
North Country
Women and Film: A Sight and Sound Reader
Beatrix Potter: A Life in Nature
Natural Born Cyborgs
Nineteen Eighty-Four
Transverse City
Octavia Butler
Bicentennial Man,
Breaking the Code (re: Turing)
books abt. technology geared towards women
books abt. intersection of class, g&t
Boys Don’t Cry
The Power Book

What do you think?
Can we find some organizational/comparative logic amid all this?

Go here to say what texts/films you’d like us to view/watch together (or in small groups).
Go here to see what others are suggesting.

6 Responses
  1. Hannah Mueller permalink
    February 22, 2009

    FYI, the “Go here to see what others are suggesting link” still isn’t working…

  2. Melanie permalink
    February 23, 2009

    Some slight preferences on my part:
    -If we were to do The Stepford Wives, I’d like to compare/contrast the 1975 and 2004 film versions rather than rely on just one to form our opinions, since I think they are very different in both their ending message and approach.
    -As far as Blade Runner, I’d actually like to read the novel on which it was based (Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?) instead of watching the film, since the novel discusses what it means to be human vs cyborg much more than the film ever does or attempted to do. Is that an option?
    -I will always vote for Metropolis.

    Also, does our not being able to see the suggestion link have anything to do with having a Gmail account? Because when I click on it, it tells me that my Gmail address doesn’t have access to the spreadsheet, not my BMC address.

  3. February 23, 2009

    Fixed the link to Novel/Film discussion–I think you can see the “what others are choosing” page now.

  4. Marwa permalink
    February 23, 2009

    I still can’t access that page 🙁

  5. Melanie permalink
    February 23, 2009

    neither can i. sorry, laura.

  6. Aline permalink
    February 25, 2009

    I can’t access it either.

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