Johnny Mnemonic: The Screenplay and the Story
Johnny is a courier. He carries data, uploaded into his brain through a jack implanted in his skull. And so Johnny's troubles begin. The data is stolen, and to get it back the owners have hired the Yakuza who intend to get hold of Johnny. But all they really need is his cryogenically frozen head.
From the Back Cover:
Johnny is a courier. He carries other people's me ...more
Somewhere between 3 1/2 & 4 stars.
First off, as I'm sure most know, this book (& movie) are based on the short story, Johnny Mnemonic , by cyberpunk author, William Gibson .
I have never read the short story, though I plan to, of course.
If you haven't seen the movie, I'm not sure if you should. The acting is horrendous, the costumes are laughable, the dialogue, horrible. I guess if you like 80's films enough you might get a little heart flutter kick out of it but otherwise it is pretty ...more
"I put the shotgun in an Adidas bag and padded it out with four pairs of tennis socks, not my style at all, but that was what I was aiming for: If they think you're crude, go technical; if they think you're technical, go crude. I'm a very technical boy. So I decided to get as crude as possible. These days, though, you have to be pretty technical before you can even aspire to crudeness. I'd had to turn both those twelve-gauge shells from brass stock, on the lathe, and then load then myself; I'd h...more
Though I love the short story with a passion the movie was sadly lacking... Though when I met Gibson at a signing he was excited to see this edition!
I think the book reads much better than the movie shows. The book creates more intrigue, and even though it wasn't a 'great' read for me, it was a page turner.
Johnny Mnemonic is a data smuggler (he actually has a jack socket in the back of his neck... And, no, I'm not joking LMAO) in a futuristic Japan. But there are a num ...more
I must have read more times this story. Its plot doesn't matter, it's all about the specifics of the characters and the world: the (post)apocalyptic embedding of technological or biological artifacts into the human or animal bodies.
Recommended for cyberpunk fans or anyone interested in another kind of apocalypse than mainstream.
This was passed along to me so the price was right but it is clearly only a tiny part of the story. It has made me want to track down the original, so I kind of wish I had passed on this one.
The short story was very well written, but the screen play is quite different from the short story. Some key characters ...more
The award-winning author of Neuromancer brings his acclaimed talents to the screen in a March movie release, starring Keanu Reeves. This special edition features his screenplay and the original story on which it's based. Johnny's a 21st century smuggler with a computer chip in his head--24 hours to complete his mission.Amazon.com Review
Johnny Mnemonic is based on a story published in Gibson's collection of short fiction, Burning Chrome Fans will have the opportunity to see Gibson's imaginatio
Love that line.
Johnny Mnemonic is to cyberpunk what Raymond Chandler's Red Wind is to noir. If you can't explain exactly what the genre is or the description sounds lame to someone, you can give them a book with the story in it and say, "Here, read this. This is what it's all about."
OK, look. Cyberpunk is, as a friend recently told me, "so over." I don't care. I read a lot of noir, too, and it's been over so long Bill Watterson included a noi ...more
The award-winning author of Neuromancer brings his acclaimed talents to the screen in a March movie release, starring Keanu Reeves. This special edition features his screenplay and the original story on which it's based. Johnny's a 21st century smuggler with a computer chip in his head--24 hours to complete his mission.
Though even here the book is better, despite my enjoyment of the movie. The paints a better painting of the world Johnny moves through, and I'm a big fan of world building especially the way it is done by Gibson.
Short and sweet, a fun read.
And its always nice to see Molly Millions again with her razor sharp claws and eternal glasses afixed to her head.
Duh, pada tahun 1995 waktu novel/film ini rilis, data 320 gigabytes itu memang masih sesuatu banget ya. Skalanya benar-benar supergede untuk mahasiswa sepertiku, yang masih pakai floppy disk 5.25 inci yang cuma muat 720 KB atau floppy disk 3.5 inci yang cuma muat 1.44 MB. Bahkan game Prince of Persia pun masih muat di satu buah floppy 5.25 inci.
Sekarang sih, data 320 GB itu... kecil buanget!!! Koleksi film dan buku digitalku saja nggak cukup ditampung oleh satu harddisk eksternal berka ...more
The story Burning Chrome was great. Some of the others were good but alot of them just didn't catch my interest at all. The swedish translation might be partly to blame, but not entirely.
William Ford Gibson is an American-Canadian writer who has been called the father of the cyberpunk subgenre of science fiction, having coined the term cyberspace in 1982 and popularized it in his first novel, Neuromancer(1984), which has sold more than 6.5 million copies wor ...more