A Scanner Darkly?

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Nyarlathotep, Jan 9, 2009.

  1. Nyarlathotep

    Nyarlathotep Inactive

    Feb 5, 2006
    West Coast of Canada
  2. I've seen it. Pretty good movie.
  3. DudeistMonk

    DudeistMonk Guest

    Apr 13, 2008
    Newark, NJ
    I played with a psychedelic back in college that actually makes people look just like that amongst other things....kinda weird now when I see that camera-mation.
  4. Huge PKD fan...

    The movie was 4 out of 5 for a book adaptation...
  5. Good movie, I have it on DVR.
  6. Nyarlathotep

    Nyarlathotep Inactive

    Feb 5, 2006
    West Coast of Canada
    This and "Traffic" have quickly become 2 of my fav "social commentary" movies....

    Stuff like this kinda makes me want to go to film school, even if nothing ever really came of it :meh: LOL
  7. I absolutely adore the novel, and have wanted to get around to seeing the film for ages. Really must at some point.
  8. winston

    winston Supporting Member

    May 2, 2000
    East Bay, CA
    I'm also a huge Philip K. Dick fan. I've read Scanner several times, plus listened to it on audiobook (read by Paul Giamatti), and saw the movie. Great stuff all around, and the casting in the movie was perfect.

    Just got Dick's posthumously-published Humpty Dumpty in Oakland for Christmas. I've read about half of his books and plan to read the rest someday. I'm particularly fond of the VALIS trilogy, Radio Free Albemuth, The Man in the High Castle, and Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep (which was the inspiration for Blade Runner). I believe future generations will recognize PKD as one of the great thinkers of our age.
  9. santucci218

    santucci218 Guest

    Jan 26, 2007
    movies and such. seems interesting.
  10. Jonny B

    Jonny B Guest

    Nov 5, 2006
    Great book, good movie.
  11. Deluge Of Sound

    Deluge Of Sound Inactive

    Nov 8, 2007
    What this guy said, I own both, and they each continue to hold up.

    Probably the one role I can tolerate Keanu Reeves in, because his spaced out non-acting fits Bob Arctor to a tee.