This, to me, is the ultimately heroic trait of ordinary people; they say no to the tyrant and they calmly take the consequences of this resistance.
Philip K. Dick (G.co., n.d.)
Also, check out this article on his many literary science fiction contributions via The Philip K Dick book I love most… | Books | The Guardian
Did you know that Bladerunner (1982), Man in the High Castle (2015) and The Adjustment Bureau (2011) are all Philip K Dick stories adapted to the screen? The latest book of his that I read was Ubik. A story that truly pokes at your cerebral hemispheres and challenges you to make sense of the reality in the story. I spent days after finishing the book thinking about it; trying to figure out the implications of the ending. Perhaps that is why it has yet to be adapted for the screen?! Inception (2010) is nowhere near as reality-challenging, as Ubik will be once it makes it to the screen. Join the conversation in the comments section below.
Which are your favorite Philip K. Dick adaptations? Take the Poll below 🙂
|Title||Based a Philip K. Dick…||Film||TV Series||Director|
|Blade Runner||novel||🎥 1982||Ridley Scott|
|Total Recall||short story||🎥 1990||Paul Verhoeven|
|Confessions d’un Barjo||novel||🎥 1992||Jérôme Boivin|
|Screamers||short story||🎥 1995||Christian Duguay|
|Minority Report||short story||🎥 2002||Steven Spielberg|
|Impostor||short story||🎥 2002||Gary Fleder|
|Paycheck||short story||🎥 2003||John Woo|
|A Scanner Darkly||novel||🎥 2006||Richard Linklater|
|Next||short story||🎥 2007||Lee Tamahori|
|Radio Free Albemuth||novel||🎥 2008||John Alan Simon|
|Screamers: The Hunting||?||🎥 2009||Sheldon Wilson|
|The Adjustment Bureau||short story||🎥 2011||George Nolfi|
|Total Recall||n/a||🎥 2012||Len Wiseman|
|The Crystal Crypt||short story||🎥 2013||Shahab Zargari|
|The Man in the High Castle||novel||📺 2015||David Semel|
|Blade Runner 2049||n/a||🎥 2017||Denis Villeneuve|
(Source: Wikipedia, 2017)
G.co. (n.d.). Philip K. Dick – Google Search. [online] Available at: https://g.co/kgs/veHzAk [Accessed 27 Aug. 2017].
En.wikipedia.org. (2017). List of adaptations of works by Philip K. Dick. [online] Available at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_adaptations_of_works_by_Philip_K._Dick [Accessed 11 Aug. 2017].