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“Based on the short story Harrison Bergeron by celebrated author Kurt Vonnegut, 2081 depicts a dystopian future in which, everyone is finally equal… The strong wear weights, the beautiful wear masks and the intelligent wear earpieces that fire off loud noises to keep them from taking unfair advantage of their brains”

We had to read this story way back in 8th grade and it was quite disturbing…don’t know how they are going to make it a full length movie but I’ll see it

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That’s a ok story, not one of his best. There’s no way they can squeeze a whole movie out of it so they are probably going to fill it out with some Ayn Rand bullshit.

Fuck, I love it when Hollywood preaches to me about daily morality. Nothing like having some millionaires who are good at playing pretend and have never held real jobs telling me what to do in my off time. Thank you BRAD AND ANGELINA you certainly do live off the sweat of your own brow you FUCKING OBJECTIVIST HEROES

fuck so what happens when youre smart, strong and handsome…and have a huge cock


That was Kurt Vonnegut? Now I like the guy even more. That was a good short story.

Compared to what, the church preaching to you daily? Nothing like having pedophiles who have never had real jobs, who only believe in science when it makes their TV prettier, or who live in isolated communities with little contact with the real world telling you what to do in your off time.

Seriously, Hollywood is about as preachy as a SouthPark episode. It’s only their to appease the *gasp* religious people who object to movies that don’t contain some sense or morality.


Hmm – all it took was for Vonnegut to die for this movie to start being made. I have a feeling the rights for this were optioned from his estate, and not from his wishes.


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Celebrated author Kurt Vonnegut?

Celebrated by whom??

I was always told that Vonnegut, Melville, and Hawthorne were “classic” American authors and deserving of some respect, yet I found that their work was painful to read and thoroughly impossible to enjoy.

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How is this supposed to come out in 2008 and there are still pictures but no one actually has started making it?


some one made this a movie already but i guess they are doing a remake


This was actually a fantastic short story, not so much for the quality of the story, but for the message that Vonnegut was trying to get across. Basically, he’s arguing that we can’t ever make everyone equal in every way, and that everyone should thrive on their personal talents and abilities.

That being said, the ending does seem like he never quite expected to have to end the story, the entirety of the message comes across in the description of the setting.


A script doesn’t have to be particularly long. Consider the original script for the movie Army Of Darkness. It was only 43 pages long. For the TV mini-series The Stand, the book was over 1100 pages long, the script was only 460 pages. For Once Upon A Time In Mexico, the script was a whopping 45 pages long. The average motion picture script is 100 to 150 pages long. It’s actually fairly easy (technically) to make a short story into a movie.

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Surely, since you didn’t like their works, there is not even the slightest possibility other people may have enjoyed them?


@Lord Cocksworth: It can be autism time now?


@paul: Church hasn’t preached to me in nearly ten years now. And before that – when my parents made me go – I never listened. What the fuck rural shithole in Bavaria do you live in that the Church has any effect on you if you don’t want it to?

You’re missing the point: Objectivism is about living off the sweat of your own brow. In theory Angelina should be more of an Objectivist Satan than Kant: She never had a job, never been poor, got her first movie roles because her dad had connections, and has cruised off of letting people film her digitally altered titties and asscrack.

She’s never contributed anything to her own existence, and has only robbed from that of others. And now she’s some objectivist?

I’m supposed to finish work, turn on a movie, and get ‘living off the sweat of your own brow’ lesson from someone who is a millionaire for letting a CGI artist remove the imperfections from her ass crack? Fuck that.


The story was called “Harrison Bergeron”? I think I’m going to have to read that… Interesting concept, if entirely unrealistic… I seriously doubt you could call this a itopian society, all this would have done is reward mediocrity…
Elevate the average to aristocratic status, as they would be the only ones not artificially restrained in some way…


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“all this would have done is reward mediocrity…”

Yes…. That’s actually the point of the story, to show why it’s bad to do so.

Not that anyone pays this message any heed today.

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