Lathe of Heaven (film)

Lathe of Heaven is a 2002 television film based on the similarly named science fiction novel by Ursula K. Le Guin and a remake of the 1980 adaptation. It was produced for the A&E network in 2002 and directed by Philip Haas. It was nominated for the 2003 Saturn Award for Best Single Program Presentation.[1]

Lathe of Heaven
Lathe of heaven
Written byUrsula K. Le Guin (Novel)
Alan Sharp (Screenplay)
Directed byPhilip Haas
StarringJames Caan
Lukas Haas
Lisa Bonet
Theme music composerAngelo Badalamenti
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
Producer(s)Mark Winemaker
Editor(s)Jean-François Bergeron
Running time91 mins.
Original networkA&E
Original releaseOctober 29, 2002 (DVD)


Lathe of Heaven stars James Caan, Lukas Haas, and Lisa Bonet. Unlike the 1980 adaptation, it discards a significant portion of the plot, some minor characters, and much of the philosophical underpinnings of the book.


  1. ^ "Lathe of Heaven". Variety. Retrieved 2009-08-09.

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Lathe of Heaven

Lathe of Heaven may refer to:

The Lathe of Heaven, a 1971 novel by Ursula K. Le Guin

The Lathe of Heaven (film), a 1980 made-for-TV film based on the novel

Lathe of Heaven (film), a 2002 made-for-TV film based on the novel

The Lathe of Heaven (film)

The Lathe of Heaven is a 1980 film adaptation of the 1971 science fiction novel The Lathe of Heaven by Ursula K. Le Guin. It was produced in 1979 as part of New York City public television station WNET's Experimental TV Lab project, and directed by David Loxton and Fred Barzyk. Le Guin, by her own account, was involved in the casting, script planning, re-writing, and filming of the production.The film stars Bruce Davison as protagonist George Orr, Kevin Conway as Dr. William Haber, and Margaret Avery as lawyer Heather LeLache.

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