Skip to comments.Your complete guide to the films of Philip K. Dick
Posted on 05/17/2010 6:48:20 PM PDT by KevinDavis
Have you seen the trailer for The Adjustment Bureau yet (it's below)? That's the one starring Matt Damon and Emily Blunt as two peoplea candidate for the U.S. Senate and a ballerinawho meet, fall in love and run smack into a mysterious organization that controls the flow of history. Looks pretty trippy, right? Almost like a story by late science fiction legend Philip K. Dick. Well, that's because The Adjustment Bureau, which comes out Sept. 17, is loosely based on a Dick story called "Adjustment Team," although it seems little of his original story remains.
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Dick was an amazing talent. Troubled guy, but he gave us a lot.
How ‘bout a movie of PKD’s anti-abortion story, “The Pre-Persons”?
I don’t know about it..
By the way, as long as we're talking about great SciFi stories (sometimes screwed up by Hollywood,) here's a link to Supertoys Last All Summer Long in pdf format. It's the short story Stephen Spielberg screwed up making A.I.
Just what I was thinking. Imagine the howling from the left if someone made a movie true to the “Pre-Persons” story.......
I’m not a huge SciFi fan, but I do appreciate a good story.
Help a Newbie out. I’d like to read some of his short fiction, a form I just love, no matter what the subject.
Is there a short story collection I should start with, and/or where should I start with his novels?
So long and thanks for all the fish, LOL!
The article does not mention Screamers, based on “Second Variety”. Pretty close to the original story, very bleak and hopeless, with no happy ending. One character actually mentions Perky Pat, from two Dick stories.
A Scanner Darkly was pretty good from a Dick point of view, the total paranoia was infectious.
Blade Runner was a loss. The original message in Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep was lost, gone, diluted.
Let’s pool resources and do a film on Three Stigmata!
I'd recommend "Starship Troopers" by Heinlein, too. MUCH better than the movie. "Have Spacesuit, Will Travel" is another good one by the same author.
Man in the High Castle is a good alternate world novel, pretty accessible. Through a Scanner Darkly is a little more disturbing, but very insightful. Just about any short story collection will be OK, some stories better than others.
This should be a good intro.
They now have a screamers part 2 and a movie called “Next”which is a copy of The Golden Man one of my fav PKD short stories..
The Three Stigmata is a great book.
But I have always been partial to UBIK as being the best thing he ever wrote.
Blade Runner is a fine film (one of only 5 titles in my permanent collection, I'm a real film snob) and I highly recommend it. Other films supposedly based on Phildick stories were only so-so at best.
Can't read just one or two phildick books and think you know about Dick. I suggest the entire canon in chronological order including the non-sci-fi Confessions of a Crap Artist.
Of course, if you don't want your mind to get all twisted around, then I recommend not reading any Dick at all.
As far as sci-fi movies go, I recommend Mad Max, it is a very tight and thrilling movie, not a single scene wasted.
I just saw the new DVD Star Trek not because it thought it would be good, I just wanted to see where the franchise was these days. The movie exceeded my not-very-high expectations and I am happy to recommend it to fans of Star Trek TOS. I especially liked McCoy's entrance, I hooted so loud I scared the animals.
Dave puts out science fiction anthologies, he’s very well known and does an excellent job. So if you want to read science fiction short stories and novellas, these Year’s Best collections of his are pretty good.
I love short stories, and science fiction shorts most of all.
Gardner Dozois also edits collections.
That is a great story and PKD said he got a lot of sh*t for writing the short....
“Androids” was such a good story and I was greatly disappointed in Blade Runner...if you want to pool money, let’s make a movie from “The Man in the High Castle”...alt history !
Start here,PKD had hundreds of short stories..
If you like part 1,try the others...
Blade Runner is a very different movie if you hadn't read 'Sheep' first, I suggest.
I read 'Sheep' after seeing the movie and was deeply disappointed in the book.
I don't think the two stories have the same essence or point at all.