ARRIVAL

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    1. Oh my god. I’ve just looked up the award winning short story this film is based on and it’s FASCINATING. Absolutely fascinating. Written language is a key element so I’m a little worried about how they’ve handled that in the adaptation. My guess is that they’ve switched to spoken language. Amy Adams is a linguist in the film. My other guess is that the communication difficulties lead to a misunderstanding that could lead to war and endanger our planet. I’m in!

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    2. Okay. There are no copies of Stories Of My Life And Others available at the library so I’m buying the Kindle edition!

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    3. Turns out the short story is available for free as a PDF online. But I’ll say no more. Don’t want to spoil it for you Tiki. (if I haven’t done enough damage already)

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    4. Right. I’ve read the short story and it’s a fantastically cerebral tale about different types of consciousness, theoretical physics and how we experience ‘time.’ Villeneuve’s films have strong sociopolitical overtones so he’s probably a good guy for this job. (Incidentally he went straight from this to Blade Runner 2) However, they’ve got THIS geezer adapting, gb.imdb.com/name/nm2104063/?ref_=tt_ov_wr which doesn’t fill me with unalloyed joy. (Although I have to say, Lights Out looked pretty cool)

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