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Download or read book A Scanner Darkly written by Philip K Dick and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2014-08-28 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A brilliant sci-fi novel from one of the last century's most influential pop culture figures Substance D - otherwise known as Death - is the most dangerous drug ever to find its way on to the black market. It destroys the links between the brain's two hemispheres, leading first to disorentation and then to complete and irreversible brain damage. Bob Arctor, undercover narcotics agent, is trying to find a lead to the source of supply, but to pass as an addict he must become a user and soon, without knowing what is happening to him, he is as dependent as any of the addicts he is monitoring.
Book Synopsis A Scanner Darkly by : Philip K. Dick
Download or read book A Scanner Darkly written by Philip K. Dick and published by . This book was released on 1977 with total page 234 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Bob Arctor is a dealer of the lethally addictive drug Substance D. Fred is the police agent assigned to tail and eventually bust him. To do so, Fred takes on the identity of a drug dealer named Bob Arctor. And since Substance D--which Arctor takes in massive doses--gradually splits the user's brain into two distinct, combative entities, Fred doesn't realize he is narcing on himself.
Book Synopsis A Scanner Darkly by : Philip K. Dick
Download or read book A Scanner Darkly written by Philip K. Dick and published by . This book was released on 2006 with total page 217 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Substance D -- otherwise known as Death -- is the most dangerous drug ever to find its way on to the black market. It destroys the links between the brain's two hemispheres, leading first to disorentation and then to complete and irreversible brain damage. Bob Arctor, undercover narcotics agent, is trying to find a lead to the source of supply, but to pass as an addict he must become a user, and soon, without knowing what is happening to him, he is as dependent as any of the addicts he is monitoring.
Download or read book Future Imperfect written by Jason P. Vest and published by U of Nebraska Press. This book was released on 2009-03-01 with total page 260 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Examines the first eight cinematic adaptations of Dick's fiction in light of their literary sources.
Download or read book Scanner Darkly written by Philip K. Dick and published by Turtleback Books. This book was released on 2006-05 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Set in a not-too-distant future where America has lost its "war" on drugs, Fred, an undercover cop, is one of many people hooked on the popular drug, Substance D, which causes its users to develop split personalities. Fred is obsessed with taking down Bob, a notorious drug dealer, but due to his Substance D addiction, he does not know that he is also Bob. Based on a classic novel by Philip K. Dick. Starring Keanu Reeves ("Constantine," "The Matrix" trilogy), Academy Award-nominee and Golden Globe-winner Winona Ryder ("Girl, Interupted," "Mr. Deeds"), Academy Award and Emmy-nominee and Golden Globe-winner Robert Downey Jr. ("Good Night, And Good Luck" "Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang"), and Academy Award and Golden Globe-nominee and Emmy-winner Woody Harrelson ("North Country," "The People vs. Larry Flynt"). Directed by Academy Award-nominee Richard Linklater ("Before Sunset," "Dazed and Confused"). Filmed in live-action, and then animated using the same critically acclaimed process that Linklater used in his previous film, "Waking Life."
Book Synopsis The Pundit 2006 by : A New Leaf Media
Download or read book The Pundit 2006 written by A New Leaf Media and published by A New Leaf Media. This book was released on with total page 31 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Book Synopsis A Scanner Darkly by : Philip K. Dick
Download or read book A Scanner Darkly written by Philip K. Dick and published by Orion. This book was released on 2006 with total page 189 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Using stunning imagery taken directly from the film this is a revolutionary graphic novel taken from a revolutionary film. Linklater's decision to film A SCANNER DARKLY as a live action movie and then to overlay animation over the images has created a hallucinatory, almost dreamlike quality to the action and imagery that is fantastically apt for Dick's novel of drug addiction and paranoia. A SCANNER DARKLY will be one of the most heavily promoted films of the summer and is already one of the season's most talked about, and eagerly anticipated, releases. With its all star cast, a story from one of the century's most influential pop culture figures and its ground-breaking method of production this is a cinema event. The graphic novel gives a unique take on the film's story.
Book Synopsis Architecture and Science-Fiction Film by : David T. Fortin
Download or read book Architecture and Science-Fiction Film written by David T. Fortin and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2016-12-05 with total page 251 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The home is one of our most enduring human paradoxes and is brought to light tellingly in science-fiction (SF) writing and film. However, while similarities and crossovers between architecture and SF have proliferated throughout the past century, the home is often overshadowed by the spectacle of 'otherness'. The study of the familiar (home) within the alien (SF) creates a unique cultural lens through which to reflect on our current architectural condition. SF has always been linked with alienation; however, the conditions of such alienation, and hence notions of home, have evidently changed. There is often a perceived comprehension of the familiar that atrophies the inquisitive and interpretive processes commonly activated when confronting the unfamiliar. Thus, by utilizing the estranging qualities of SF to look at a concept inherently linked to its perceived opposite - the home - a unique critical analysis with particular relevance for contemporary architecture is made possible.
Book Synopsis Philip K. Dick and Philosophy by : D. E. Wittkower
Download or read book Philip K. Dick and Philosophy written by D. E. Wittkower and published by Open Court. This book was released on 2011-10-17 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Science fiction writer Philip K. Dick (1928–1982) is the giant imagination behind so much recent popular culture—both movies directly based on his writings, such as Blade Runner (based on the novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?), Total Recall, Minority Report, and The Adjustment Bureau plus cult favorites such as A Scanner Darkly, Imposter, Next, Screamers, and Paycheck and works revealing his powerful influence, such as The Matrix and Inception. With the publication in 2011 of volume 1 of Exegesis, his journal of spiritual visions and paranoic investigations, Dick is fast becoming a major influence in the world of popular spirituality and occult thinking. In Philip K. Dick and Philosophy thirty Dick fans and professional thinkers confront the fascinating and frightening ideas raised by Dick’s mind-blowing fantasies. Is there an alien world behind the everyday reality we experience? If androids can pass as human, should they be given the same consideration as humans? Do psychotics have insights into a mystical reality? Would knowledge of the future free us or enslave us? This volume will also include Dick's short story "Adjustment Team," on which The Adjustment Bureau is based. Philip K. Dick and Philosophy explores the ideas of Philip K. Dick in the same way that he did: with an earnest desire to understand the truth of the world, but without falsely equating earnestness with a dry seriousness. Dick’s work was replete with whimsical and absurdist presentations of the greatest challenges to reason and to humanity—paradox, futility, paranoia, and failure—and even at his darkest times he was able to keep some perspective and humor, as for example in choosing to name himself ‘Horselover Fat’ in VALIS at the same time as he relates his personal religious epiphanies, crises, and delusions. With the same earnest whimsy, we approach Philip K. Dick as a philosopher like ourselves—one who wrote almost entirely in thought-experiments and semi-fictional world-building, but who engaged with many of the greatest questions of philosophy throughout the Euro-American tradition. Philip K. Dick and Philosophy has much to offer for both serious fans and those who have recently learned his name, and realized that his work has been the inspiration for several well-known and thought-provoking films. Most chapters start with one or more of the movies based on Dick’s writing. From here, the authors delve deeper into the issues by bringing in philosophers' perspectives and by bringing in Dick’s written work. The book invites the reader with a casual familiarity with Dick to get to know his work, and invites the reader with little familiarity with philosophy to learn more. New perspectives and challenging connections and interpretations for even the most hard-core Dick fans are also offered. To maximize public interest, the book prominently addresses the most widely-known films, as well as those with the most significant fan followings: Blade Runner, Total Recall, Minority Report, A Scanner Darkly, and The Adjustment Bureau. Along with these “big five” films, a few chapters address his last novels, especially VALIS, which have a significant cult following of their own. There are also chapters which address short stories and novels which are currently planned for adaptation: Radio Free Albemuth (film completed, awaiting distribution), The Man in the High Castle (in development by Ridley Scott for BBC mini-series), and “King of the Elves” (Disney, planned for release in 2012).
Download or read book Pink Beam written by Lord Rc and published by Lulu.com. This book was released on 2007-07-01 with total page 324 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A study of the novels and short stories of science fiction writer Philip K. Dick (1928-1982)with presentation of a literary chronology of his career.
Book Synopsis Madness in Cold War America by : Alexander Dunst
Download or read book Madness in Cold War America written by Alexander Dunst and published by Taylor & Francis. This book was released on 2016-08-19 with total page 174 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book tells the story of how madness came to play a prominent part in America’s political and cultural debates. It argues that metaphors of madness rise to unprecedented popularity amidst the domestic struggles of the early Cold War and become a pre-eminent way of understanding the relationship between politics and culture in the United States. In linking the individual psyche to society, psychopathology contributes to issues central to post-World War II society: a dramatic extension of state power, the fate of the individual in bureaucratic society, the political function of emotions, and the limits to admissible dissent. Such vocabulary may accuse opponents of being crazy. Yet at stake is a fundamental error of judgment, for which madness provides welcome metaphors across US diplomacy and psychiatry, social movements and criticism, literature and film. In the process, major parties and whole historical eras, literary movements and social groups are declared insane. Reacting against violence at home and war abroad, countercultural authors oppose a sane madness to irrational reason—romanticizing the wisdom of the schizophrenic and paranoia’s superior insight. As the Sixties give way to a plurality of lifestyles an alternative vision arrives: of a madness now become so widespread and ordinary that it may, finally, escape pathology.
Book Synopsis A Scanner Darkly - Lettered Edition by : Phillip K. Dick
Download or read book A Scanner Darkly - Lettered Edition written by Phillip K. Dick and published by . This book was released on 2021-10-15 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Book Synopsis The Cinema of Richard Linklater by : Rob Stone
Download or read book The Cinema of Richard Linklater written by Rob Stone and published by Columbia University Press. This book was released on 2018-04-10 with total page 255 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From Slacker (1991), a foundational work of independent American cinema, to the Before trilogy, Richard Linklater’s critically acclaimed films and aesthetic ambition have earned him a place as one of the most important contemporary directors. In this second edition of The Cinema of Richard Linklater, Rob Stone shows how Linklater’s latest films have redefined our understanding of his work. He offers critical discussions and analysis of all of Linklater’s films, including Before Midnight (2013) and Everybody Wants Some!! (2016), as well as new interviews with Linklater and a chapter on Boyhood (2014), hailed as one of the best films of the twenty-first century. Stone explores the theoretical, practical, contextual, and metaphysical elements in Linklater’s filmography, especially his experimentation with cinematic representations of time and growth. He demonstrates that fanciful lives and lucid dreams are as central as alternative notions of America and time to Linklater’s films. Stone also considers Linklater’s collaborative working practices, his deployment of such techniques as rotoscoping, and his innovative distribution strategies. Thoroughly revised, updated, and extended, the book includes analysis of all of Linklater’s films, including Dazed and Confused (1993), Waking Life (2011), and A Scanner Darkly (2006) as well as his documentaries, short films, and side projects.
Book Synopsis Counterfeit Worlds by : Brian J. Robb
Download or read book Counterfeit Worlds written by Brian J. Robb and published by Birlinn Ltd. This book was released on 2023-08-03 with total page 485 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Philip K. Dick struggled to make a living during his lifetime, but his work has since served as a deep seam of ideas to be mined by filmmakers such as Ridley Scott, Paul Verhoeven, Steven Spielberg, John Woo and Richard Linklater, resulting in some of the most successful and influential SF movies of all time. For the still-unequalled future world of Blade Runner to the mind-bending A Scanner Darkly, via the blockbusting action/adventure of Total Recall, Paycheck and Minority Report – not to mention the debt of gratitude films like The Matrix and The Truman Show owe to his work – the legacy of Philip K. Dick has revolutionised Hollywood.
Book Synopsis The Matrix & The Forbidden Knowledge by : Malik Bade
Download or read book The Matrix & The Forbidden Knowledge written by Malik Bade and published by Malik Oyebade. This book was released on 2023-10-01 with total page 1204 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The most important secrets that have been kept from the general public will now be exposed in this book. In this publication, I uncover a myriad of mysteries and uncomfortable truths about the world we live in. It's time to get up and do something revolutionary to stop the evil that has been torturing us for decades! This book tells you everything you need to know about the universe, from secret societies and hidden agendas to extraordinary phenomena, in the most in-depth and evidential way possible. It also gives you warnings about both upcoming and past events. We now live in a period when "The truth is more disturbing than a lie!"
Book Synopsis Neuroscience in Science Fiction Films by : Sharon Packer, M.D.
Download or read book Neuroscience in Science Fiction Films written by Sharon Packer, M.D. and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2014-11-06 with total page 298 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: As the gap between science fiction and science fact has narrowed, films that were intended as pure fantasy at the time of their premier have taken on deeper meaning. This volume explores neuroscience in science fiction films, focusing on neuroscience and psychiatry as running themes in SF and finding correlations between turning points in "neuroscience fiction" and advances in the scientific field. The films covered include The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, The Island of Dr. Moreau, Robocop, The Stepford Wives, The Mind Snatchers and iconic franchises like Terminator, Ironman and Planet of the Apes. Examining the parallel histories of psychiatry, neuroscience and cinema, this book shows how science fiction films offer insightful commentary on the scientific and philosophical developments of their times.