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FEBRUARY 23, 2009 8:25AM

On Writing - Phillip K. Dick

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Phillip K. Dick interview Time 3:47


"I want to write about people I love, and put them into a fictional world spun out of my own mind, not the world we actually have, because the world we actually have does not meet my standards," Dick wrote of these stories. "In my writing I even question the universe; I wonder out loud if it is real, and I wonder out loud if all of us are real."

Androids cover

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep was later made into the film Bladerunner.

 

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Next up, a little comedy relief with Eddie Izzard.
I haven't read his books but Bladerunner is a great movie. I wondered after listening to him that maybe he based the androids on himself since the androids are the most paranoid.

I am enjoying these writing videos--keep them coming. rated.
A Philip Dick interview!! Thanks for posting this - I am a huge fan. As is my husband - he has at least one copy of every book Philip Dick wrote. I liked Bladerunner but it was not nearly as good as Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep.
Wayne: I just stumbled into your domain. I discovered PKD back in the '70s when I was indeed a geeky, post-paranoid sci-fi fan. After reading him, I just about stopped reading others in the genre. He was (and is) in a class all his own, and, thank God & Palmer Eldrich, he was prolific. I'm not sure what the film the clip refers to but any one who reveres Dick's works should feel justified by the passage of time -- he's easily the most influential writer in films today. Aside from the (often bad, but not always) adaptations of his work -- Bladerunner (confused but gorgeous), Screamers (surprising), Total Recall (pulleeease) Imposter (they run out of money?) Minority Report (good enough to go back to) Paycheck (John Woo Gone Wrong) Scanner Darkly (probably the closest in spirit) and, ahem, Next, his approach to reality is the original genius behind Charlie (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Whatever) Kaufman and any number of lesser lights who posit down-and-dirty alternative universes. Where would "Lost" be without Dick's long-ago explorations? I could go on, but it's late. He might not have enjoyed it but I think he would have appreciated the irony of having slaved away in the literary ghettos for so long only emerge as someone whose presence in popular entertainment is vastly more impressive than anyone in the 20th century literary pantheon could ever hope to be. Thanks for posting.
His books and short stories are amazing. Another story of his was the basis for the movie Total Recall. Although mostly sci fi, he did write strange and wonderful detective novels.

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