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Ready Player One: Nostalgia for All

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:

  1. 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?
  2. Many substantive changes were made from Ernest Cline’s book. Why do we think these were done, and were they effective?
  3. What place do we think the film will ultimately have in Spielberg’s legacy?

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