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Adaptations of Phillip K. Dick stories
List creator: AKrizman
Created on: October 11, 2002 - 8:28 AM PDT
Description: Up next: John Woo directs Paycheck starring Ben Affleck and Uma Thurman.

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Minority Report (2002)
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  A movie that dares to suggest that freedom is too high a price to pay for safety, released when liberties are being forfeited for national security. If only all summer blockbusters were this relevant.
Blade Runner (Director's Cut) (1982)
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  The first movie adapted from a PKD story (Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?). It's bleak soulless influence can be seen in a whole sub-genre of future dystopias such as The Terminator, Brazil, and The Matrix.
Screamers (1995)
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  The first third of the movie is burdened with expository diaglogue that explains the elaborate, but irrelevant backstory. After that it gets to the good stuff: paranoia and ambiguity, the stuff PKD does best. (based on the short story Second Variety)
Total Recall (1990)
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  In my opinion, Paul Verhoeven's style is too campy for effective noir. This adaptation (We Can Remember It For You Wholesale) would benefit from less garish direction. I nominate David Fincher.
Impostor (2000)
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  This movie was originally filmed as a short, but was fleshed out to feature length by creating a middle act that's just an extended chase scene, but what really ruins the movie is a obvious flaw in the storyline that sci-fi fans will spot immediately.

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