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Orson Scott Card

Orson Scott Card [12]


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Born:August 24, 1951 (66)
Filmography Rating:7.99 / 10
IMDB Rating:6.50 / 10
Amazon Rating:4.35 / 5
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:60.00%
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List of Titles and Roles/Jobs:
Living Scriptures: The King is Born [1987](36) => Writer
Living Scriptures: Nephi and the Brass Plates [1987](36) => Writer
Living Scriptures: The Prodigal Son [1988](37) => Writer
Living Scriptures: Abinadi and King Noah [1988](37) => Writer
Living Scriptures: The Joseph Smith Story [1988](37) => Writer
Living Scriptures: Journey to the Promised Land [1988](37) => Writer
Living Scriptures: Alma the Younger [1989](38) => Writer
Living Scriptures: The Good Samaritan [1989](38) => Writer
Living Scriptures: Ammon and the Lamanites [1989](38) => Writer
Living Scriptures: The Miracles of Jesus [1989](38) => Writer
Living Scriptures: Saul of Tarsus [1990](39) => Writer
Ender's Game [2013](62) => Novel

Trivia that mentions this person:
The Abyss: Extended Cut [1989]
  • Director James Cameron contacted Orson Scott Card before filming began with the possibility of producing a book based on the film. Card initially told his agent that he doesn't do "novelizations", but when she told him that the director was James Cameron, he agreed to consider it. The script arrived, and Card signed on after receiving assurances from Cameron that he would be free to develop his "novel" the way he wanted to. After a meeting with Cameron, Card immediately wrote the first three chapters, which dealt with events concerning Bud and Lindsay Brigman that occurred before the events in the film. Cameron gave these chapters to Ed Harris and Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, who used it to develop their characters.
    The Abyss: Special Edition [2005]
  • Director James Cameron contacted Orson Scott Card before filming began with the possibility of producing a book based on the film. Card initially told his agent that he doesn't do "novelizations", but when she told him that the director was James Cameron, he agreed to consider it. The script arrived, and Card signed on after receiving assurances from Cameron that he would be free to develop his "novel" the way he wanted to. After a meeting with Cameron, Card immediately wrote the first three chapters, which dealt with events concerning Bud and Lindsay Brigman that occurred before the events in the film. Cameron gave these chapters to Ed Harris and Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, who used it to develop their characters.
    Twilight [2008]
  • Stephenie Meyer claims these authors partially inspired her: Jane Austen, Orson Scott Card, William Shakespeare, and Charlotte Brontė.
    Ender's Game [2013]
  • The U.S. Marine Corps has Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card on its recommended reading list for officers, saying that it offers "lessons in training methodology, leadership, and ethics as well."
  • The film was once developed at Warner Bros, intended to be directing vehicle for Wolfgang Petersen to be released around 2003. The studio acquired the rights in the mid-90s with Orson Scott Card began writing the screenplay in 1996.
  • In May 2013 a group of LGBT fans launched a boycott campaign against the film due to anti-gay views and activities of the author of the novel, Orson Scott Card, who is also a producer of the film. The studio and several people involved with the film's production later released statements about the boycott, stating that they did not share Card's views and urged people to see the film anyway. Card, however, remained unapologetic.
  • Orson Scott Card has a cameo as the PA voice heard in the shuttle from Earth to the space station.