12th out of 15 books — 5 voters
Future Imperfect: Philip K. Dick at the Movies
Philip K. Dick was one of the most incisive, subversive, and entertaining American authors of the last half of the twentieth century. The cinematic adaptations of Dick’s fiction have generated so much interest since Blade Runner’s 1982 release that a comprehensive assessment of these films is necessary. Future Imperfect is the only book to examine the first eight cinematic...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published March 1st 2009 by Bison Books
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This is one of few 'text' books I've ever read that I've really enjoyed. The visionary relevance today of Philip K. Dick's works, many of which were written nearly 50 years ago, is uncanny AND unnerving. While it is hard to get into the segments about films I haven't seen yet, the analysis of "Blade Runner", "Total Recall", "Minority Report", "Paycheck" and "A Scanner Darkly" was superb.