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Lazarus and the Gimp
29-04-2007, 08:46:52
What the fuck?

I think there came a point where Philip K Dick went from being a genius head-fucker to being a jittery drug-addled basket-case, and this one was clearly waaaaaaaaaay past that tipping point.

Interesting use of rotascoped visuals, but this didn't have a plot so much as two competing points of view getting scared of each other. Like if someone had seen "Jacob's Ladder" and decided it was far too coherent and linear.

Fergus & The Brazen Car
30-04-2007, 09:37:45
A lifetime's worth of horse meat and amphetamines and other assorted pharmaceutical diversions will do that to you.

It did mean we had 'Ubik', 'Martian Timeslip' and 'We Can Build You'.


Unfortunately it also means that completely inappropriate actors and directors get to do crap versions of his short stories and novels.


Really looking forward to Ron Howard's 'The Man In The High Castle' starring Sandra Bullock and Nick Cage.

King_Ghidra
30-04-2007, 09:50:58
is the film faithful to the book though?

i mean it sounds as though you're criticising PKD, laz, but isn't it the director and the screenwriter you should be having a word with?

maroule
30-04-2007, 11:24:18
Originally posted by Fergus & The Brazen Car

Really looking forward to Ron Howard's 'The Man In The High Castle' starring Sandra Bullock and Nick Cage.


didn't hear about that
is that being filmed, or in pre-prod?

Scabrous Birdseed
30-04-2007, 11:29:15
What? It was released in 1972!

Funko
30-04-2007, 11:39:50
Featuring an 8 year old Nicholas Cage?

maroule
30-04-2007, 11:42:19
yeah, K Dick is not so strong on linear narratives

Lazarus and the Gimp
30-04-2007, 20:22:22
Originally posted by King_Ghidra
is the film faithful to the book though?

i mean it sounds as though you're criticising PKD, laz, but isn't it the director and the screenwriter you should be having a word with?


Haven't read this one. However I have read quite a few, and while some are genius, others are quite clearly the work of someone who was very ill.

Fergus & The Brazen Car
01-05-2007, 09:21:07
Originally posted by maroule
didn't hear about that
is that being filmed, or in pre-prod?

No, it's just a recap of a recent nightmare I had.


;)

maroule
02-05-2007, 09:48:23
:lol: :o
I thought it was really happening and went "hum, intriguing, I'll watch this one"

Funko
02-05-2007, 10:28:14
:lol:

Says a lot about the state of things that I also went on IMDB to see what state it was in when I read that. :o

TCO
21-07-2007, 15:47:01
I read the book, but haven't seen the movie. More of an anti-hero than what I liked, but good enough book to stick in myu mind. Reading it, it is clear that Dick is gifted, but also crying for help.

BigGameHunter
30-07-2007, 19:53:35
I thought the movie was great, and if you read the dedication in the book it is to all those whose minds were lost to drug use, including his own. PKD had a very painfully aware knowledge of his own brain damage. Read the Valis trilogy for a scary insight. It's a tough one...be warned.

TCO
01-08-2007, 00:14:45
Yeah, that came through in the book. Also, I've always been a bit amazed by the RAH connection with Dick.