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"Proper" is in the eye of the beholder, I think. I don't know why anyone has never made a movie of any of the Isaac Asimov books. "I Robot" was an abomination. The only thing it had in common with the book was the title.

I like some humor in my SF movies too. "Repo Man", "Buckaroo Banzai Across the Eighth Dimension", "Earth Girls Are Easy", the whole "Men in Black" series, just to name a few.

I too, think that "Blade Runner", and "RoboCop" were terrific. "Jurassic Park" was worth seeing just for the visual effects.

I believe the problem with movies made from SF books is twofold.

First, it is extremely difficult to condense a book, any book, down to Movie length. Truly exceptional screen writers are necessary, and there are not many of them out there.

Second the unexceptional screen writers think they can write better than the author of the book. "I Robot" is a perfect example.

For that reason, movies made from original scripts are far superior to adaptations of books.

Isaac Asimov's Foundation series would make a great TV series. Almost any of William Gibson's books, particularly "Agency" and or "The Peripheral" would too. Any of Robert Heinlein's books "Stranger in a Strange Land" or "Friday" too. Terry Pratchett and his co-author's "Long Earth" series of books, likewise.

Finally, a 50's movie not mentioned, is "Creature from the Black Lagoon" which I saw when I was 8 years old and gave me nightmares for months after.

BTW: I really hated the movie "I Robot".
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