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Counterfeit Worlds: Philip K. Dick on Film
by Brian J. Robb (Goodreads Author)
From Blade Runner to the forthcoming A Scanner Darkly (starring Keanu Reeves), via Total Recall, Screamers, Impostor, Paycheck and Tom Cruise in Minority Report, the legacy of science fiction writer Philip K. Dick has revolutionised Hollywood. Counterfeit Worlds is the definitive history of all the adaptations of Dick's work, not only the films but also TV series, radio pl ...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published July 1st 2006 by Titan Books
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Mar 24, 2010 Jaime rated it really liked it
This book would have benefited from a skilled copy editor. Despite that annoyance, I liked it for providing a decent overview of PKD's life and work and an in-depth look at the adaptation processes by which his stories have been brought to film. It also pays proper homage to his far-reaching influence on modern consciousness. It's a useful addition to anyone's SF or PKD library.
Brian J. Robb is the New York Times and Sunday Times bestselling biographer of Leonardo DiCaprio, Johnny Depp, and Brad Pitt. He has also written books on silent cinema, the films of Philip K. Dick, Wes Craven, and Laurel and Hardy, the Star Wars movies, Superheroes, Gangsters, and Walt Disney, as well as science fiction television series Doctor Who and Star Trek. His illustrated books include an ...moreMore about Brian J. Robb...