Ernest Clines’ best-selling novel is now a film directed by Steven Spielberg from a screenplay by Zac Penn. James, Skid, and Andy read the book and watched the movie. In this episode, they discuss the following questions:
- A common criticism of both the book and the film is that they are more a haphazard collection of nostalgic references than a coherent story. Is this fair or no?
- Many substantive changes were made from Ernest Cline’s book. Why do we think these were done, and were they effective?
- What place do we think the film will ultimately have in Spielberg’s legacy?
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