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Revisiting 'Ender's Game'09:40

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The sci-fi film "Ender's Game" is out on DVD and Blu-ray this week. Adapted from a novel by Orson Scott Card, the movie tells the story of young Ender Wiggin, whose prowess in battle strategy leads him to be recruited to fight in a war against alien invaders who threaten Earth.

Before the film's opening in November, it had provoked calls for a boycott, because of Orson Scott Card's very vocal stance against same-sex marriage. The film's director, Gavin Hood, told Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson that he has different views.

"My position on gay marriage and gay rights is fundamentally the opposite to his," Hood said. "But here’s how I feel: I love Orson Scott Card’s book. So do many gay and straight people. And I imagine lots of people holding that book up and saying, Orson, we love what you said in this book. What you said in this book about compassion and tolerance and empathy for the other is what we love about this book, and I think we should celebrate that."

This interview originally aired Nov. 1, 2013.


  • Gavin Hood, screenwriter and director of the movie “Ender’s Game.”

This segment aired on February 13, 2014.

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