Stanislaw Lem


The new movie is a sad dissapointment. Where are the major themes of Solaris? Too bad, really. It could have been great.

>>By Pawel   (Saturday, 25 Jan 2003 12:57)

The first movie came closer to capturing the essence of the book.
In any case, Lem's themes aren't quite suited to the Hollywood movie. And George Clooney - although not a terrible actor - doesn't have the chops to pull off this kind of part.

>>By Exister   (Saturday, 25 Jan 2003 12:57)

The only thing I liked in the movie was the time.... the strange flow of time... it was quite the same as the impression I've got of time form Lem's book.
The rest... nothing fo the book came out in the movie.
Except the strange idea that scientists are hot looking men...

>>By cukalus   (Friday, 10 Sep 2004 19:46)

Stanislaw Lem passed at the age of 84.
Requiescat in pace.

>>By Verst   (Monday, 27 Mar 2006 23:05)

I haven't seen the movie, but I've heard about it. I also agree that the novel's themes aren't suited for a Hollywood movie. I read the book... last year, I think? Anyway, it was remarkable, or I remember it as so. I'm not big on science fiction but this was gripping. I've been meaning to read more of Lem's books, but I've been so caught up in so many others, has anyone else? Are they worth reading?

>>By Calyne   (Sunday, 2 Apr 2006 13:57)

Lem's books can be wide ranging. One of the oddest, and funniest, collection of his short stories would be the Cyberiad.

>>By Fugitive Pope   (Friday, 12 Sep 2008 00:57)

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