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Breit sein in Science Fiction.

“Junktown”-Autor Matthias Oden mit einem hochinteressanten Essay über Drogen in SF-Romanen. Da kommt man automatisch auf Philip K. Dick und “Der dunkle Schirm” UND natürlich zu CAN-D und CHEW-Z (aus “Die drei Stigmata des Palmer Eldritch”, früher im Suhrkamp-Verlag viel effektiver betitelt mit “LSD-Astronauten”). 6 more words

A Scanner Darkly

July 7th, 2017 Movie - A Scanner Darkly

It’s been a while since I have seen a movie based on a Philip K. Dick story. Given my love for sci-fi, and his prominence as a sci-fi author, I am actually surprised that I only have 2 movies based on his stories. 1,660 more words

Movie Review

Richard Linklater's A Scanner Darkly: Details for upcoming special edition Blu-ray

A Scanner Darkly may be one of those films you think you’ve heard of but haven’t seen yet and so, in my eyes, this is the perfect opportunity to get on-board for something truly original and intriguing. 192 more words

Home Entertainment

A Scanner Darkly

I read it. It was the last of his books I wanted to read so I left it. Personally I did not like The Man in the High Castle. 116 more words

The End of Lies

It’s odd to me that no one is talking about the end of lies, because it’s inevitable.  It flows from just three simple premises:

  1. More and more of life is happening online. 
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A Scanner Darkly

How Richard Linklater uses rotoscoping to capture the heartbreaking, hallucinatory horrors of drug addiction.

“I saw death rising from the earth, from the ground itself, in one blue field.”

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Author's Note: A Scanner Darkly, PKD

This has been a novel about some people who were punished entirely too much for what they did. They wanted to have a good time, but they were like children playing in the street; they could see one after another of them being killed–run over, maimed, destroyed–but they continued to play anyhow. 651 more words