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New PKD movie with Damon

Postby Omphalos » Wed Feb 25, 2009 9:59 pm

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Postby SandChigger » Wed Feb 25, 2009 10:19 pm

Haven't read that one. :(
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Postby Omphalos » Thu Feb 26, 2009 1:02 am

As far as I remember, it wasn't a biggie.
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Postby Ampoliros » Thu Feb 26, 2009 9:52 am

the film won't be either. I refuse to go see anymore 'PKD' movies. I don't even like Blade Runner that much.

Seriously, how can you possibly screw up his stories that much?
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Postby Omphalos » Thu Feb 26, 2009 9:56 am

Ampoliros wrote:...I don't even like Blade Runner that much.


HEATHEN!!! :wink:
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Postby SandChigger » Thu Feb 26, 2009 9:59 am

BURN HIM!!! :evil:


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Postby GamePlayer » Thu Feb 26, 2009 11:18 am

Just doing a PKD novel isn't enough to guarantee a good movie. But it's not a bad start. Though I'm not really impressed with George Nolfi at all. Both Ocean's Twelve and the Bourne Ultimatum were okay films, but nothing to get excited about.
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Postby Omphalos » Thu Feb 26, 2009 12:17 pm

GamePlayer wrote:Just doing a PKD novel isn't enough to guarantee a good movie. But it's not a bad start. Though I'm not really impressed with George Nolfi at all. Both Ocean's Twelve and the Bourne Ultimatum were okay films, but nothing to get excited about.


I did not even bother with Ocean's 12. I figure burn me once, shame on you. Burn me twice shame on me. Bourne Ultimatium for some reason I have not gotten around to yet, but I will someday.
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Postby Liege-Killer » Thu Feb 26, 2009 3:55 pm

Ed Fletcher, a real estates salesman, finds out that our world is really, in effect, one big soundstage controlled by strange and mysterious guardians. The plot is very similar to the 1998 science fiction film Dark City and other works suggesting the idea of a manufactured reality.


Reminds me of "Yesterday Was Monday" by Sturgeon.
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Postby Omphalos » Thu Feb 26, 2009 4:52 pm

Liege-Killer wrote:
Ed Fletcher, a real estates salesman, finds out that our world is really, in effect, one big soundstage controlled by strange and mysterious guardians. The plot is very similar to the 1998 science fiction film Dark City and other works suggesting the idea of a manufactured reality.


Reminds me of "Yesterday Was Monday" by Sturgeon.


PKD himself actually wrote several stories like this; where some salaryman is confused about the nature of reality, and is the pawn in some game of the powerful.
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Postby Ampoliros » Thu Feb 26, 2009 5:34 pm

Omphalos wrote:
Ampoliros wrote:...I don't even like Blade Runner that much.


HEATHEN!!! :wink:


I recognize it as a good film, It's just not my favorite.
Screamers was fun, I liked it. Same with Total Recall.

Minority Report was crap, I didn't even bother going to see Paycheck (my favorite of his short stories). I'm missing one, iirc (thankfully).
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Postby A Thing of Eternity » Thu Feb 26, 2009 6:15 pm

I thought Blade Runner was really dissapointing myself, waaay too short. Everything about it was fantastic, then the pace started getting rushed and just kept getting more and more rushed until the ending was pretty much ruined IMO. Maybe I'll have to read the book.

PDK must be the most filmed SF author in existance. How many total?
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Postby SandChigger » Thu Feb 26, 2009 7:34 pm

Maybe it's a time/period thang, Thang. ;)

I was younger than you when I saw it the summer it came out. I was in Myrtle Beach on a roadtrip with my cousin and one of his friends ... three rowdies on a party. :D

I think the only movie I've watched more often is Silence of the Lambs. :twisted:
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Postby Omphalos » Thu Feb 26, 2009 7:57 pm

Damon should help the young'uns with that. I hear hes really hot now. :wink:
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Postby Dune Nerd » Fri Feb 27, 2009 12:17 am

I just watched A Scanner Darkly a week or so ago, although I despise Keanu (SP??) Reeves, I enjoyed the movie. I have the book in the pile to be read but have not done so yet.

I really enjo PKDs style of writing, the movies are ok but it is apples and oranges, books and movies that is.
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