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Thursday, December 11, 2003

the philip k. dick film festival

being paranoid outsiders ourselves, we are big fans of the late philip k. dick's work in speculative fiction (formerly "sci-fi").

for the uninitiated, dick focused on questions of self vs. the other, identity, huge conspiracies involving shadow governments and cool ways to get killed, all with generous dollops of humor and fear.

several movies have been made from dick's works, (and you don't know how much we love to be able to write the word "dick" so much with an innocent face). aside from the upcoming ben affleck film paycheck, here's a list of the ones we know:

blade runner (based on do androids dream of electric sheep?)

screamers (based on second variety)

total recall (based on i can remember it for you wholesale)

imposter (based on imposter).

minority report (based on minority report)

this web site tells us of another film, confessions d'un barjo, based on confessions of a crap artist. it seems to be a foreign film and this is the first we have heard of it.

discussion: which is the best dick film? which is closest to the dick vision? which dick book has not been made into a dick film that you would like to see up on the big dick screen? (our nomination is ubik, some real good dick).

addendum: this piece is cross-posted on the daily kos's diary page, where we have added a poll for your pleasure. please go visit and vote!
posted by skippy at 10:56 AM |

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