Monday, January 4, 2010
The Year We Make Contact
I'd be interested to see this one again and check how close it got to an accurate vision of contemporary domestic life. Lord knows, most of the science-fiction and political bits have either failed to come true or been consigned to the dustbin of history. Actually, the novel had bits of sociopolitical prognostication that were pretty impressive but were excised from the film - foremost among them, China as a major player in the space age.
One thing that I recall as being pretty interesting were the special effects, which had a completely unique look, the type of thing we don't see anymore in this age of homogenous CGI. Which is another big difference between the 2010 of 1984 and the actual year.