Thursday, May 03, 2007

Influence of L. Ron Hubbard

I just saw the DVD of the movie "Stranger than Fiction" which came out in 2006, starring Will Ferrell, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Emma Thompson. It's a great movie, very funny and with an uplifting ending.

Anyway, the reason I'm writing about it is that if you have ever read the book "Typewriter in the Sky" by L. Ron Hubbard then you will recognize many elements of that story in the movie. The movie doesn't acknowledge L. Ron Hubbard, but I think it's pretty obvious that the writer of the movie has read "Typewriter in the Sky." The writer in the movie even uses a typewriter - how many people still use typewriters in this day and age?

So I recommend you read the book and watch the movie and enjoy both.

1 comment:

brothertruffle 8-80 said...

A fair amount of Scientology and Dianetics has filtered into modern psychology and social work practice over the past 57 years without one iota of credit given to L. Ron Hubbard. So, I'm not surprised that some Hollywood hack has decided to lift ... er, I mean borrow an one of Ron's old novels of use it without the slightest acknowledgment.