Isaac Asimov Classic Short Stories Vs Will Smith Blockbuster
For this episode of theBook Vs. Moviepodcast the Margos go back to the world of science fiction with this ep talking about the extraordinary life ofIsaac Asimovand his most famous work (out of hundreds of books, essays, letters, etc.)I Robot. Specifically we compare the introduction of the book and the short storyLittle Lost Robotwith theWill Smith2004film.
The research we did for this show was so much fun as Asimov is simple one of the most fascinating people from the 20th century. Big shout outs to Amazon for having his interviews available for sale with theBill Moyersshow and the series “Prophets of Science Fiction.”
So how does the movie compare to the source material? We discuss and decide in this ep (the hyperlink is at the end of the post) and choose our preferred at the conclusion of our show.
In this episode we discuss:
The incredible life of the author.
Will Smith’sincredible charisma.
How the character of Dr. Susan Calvin is presented in the books versus the movie.
The amazing performance byAlan Tudykas Sonny.
If the special effects hold up or no.
Bill Moyers “AWorld of Ideas Writers” with Isaac Asimov (1990)