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Philip K. Dick

Philip K. Dick [7]


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Born:December 16, 1928
Died:March 2, 1982 (53)
Filmography Rating:7.39 / 10
IMDB Rating:7.06 / 10
Amazon Rating:3.84 / 5
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:72.47%
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List of Titles and Roles/Jobs:
Blade Runner: The Final Cut [1982](54) => Novel 'Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep
Total Recall [1990](62) => Short story 'We Can Remember It For You Wholesale'
Minority Report [2002](74) => Short Story
Paycheck [2003](75) => Short Story
[2007](79) => Novel "The Golden Man"
The Adjustment Bureau [2011](83) => Short story "Adjustment Team"
Total Recall [2012](84) => Short Story "We Can Remember It For You Wholesale"

Trivia that mentions this person:
Minority Report [2002]
  • This movie is based on the short story by Philip K. Dick, published 1956.
    Paycheck [2003]
  • This movie is based on the short story by Philip K. Dick.
  • In the original story ({Paycheck} by Philip K. Dick) Jennings sends to himself very different items and there were only 7 of them. They were: "A code key. A ticket stub. A parcel receipt. A length of fine wire. Half a poker chip, broken across. A green strip of cloth. A bus token."
    Total Recall [1990]
  • This and the 2012 film were based off of the Philip K. Dick short story We Can Remember It for You Wholesale, published in 1966.
    Total Recall [2012]
  • The announcer in the holographic advertisement for Rekall says, "We can remember it for you." This and the 1990 film were based off of the Philip K. Dick short story We Can Remember It for You Wholesale, published in 1966.
  • Colin Farrell previously appeared in Minority Report, which was also adapted from a Philip K. Dick short story, and had originally been developed as a sequel to the original film version of Total Recall.
    The Adjustment Bureau [2011]
  • One of the production companies for this film is Electric Shepherd Productions, so named for the novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep (source of Blade Runner) by Philip K. Dick, who also wrote the short story, The Adjustment Team on which this film is based.
  • The names of the three main members of the Adjustment Bureau are Thompson, Richardson, and Harry: a play on the term Tom, Dick, and Harry, which is slang for any anonymous persons. Philip K. Dick is also the writer of the short story the movie is based on.
    Alien: Covenant [2017]
  • David asked Walter if he ever dreams. This is possibly a nod to Philip K. Dick's {Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?}, upon which the film Blade Runner was based.
    Blade Runner: The Final Cut [1982]
  • The term replicants is used nowhere in Philip K. Dick's writing. The creatures in the source novel are called Androids or Andies. The movie abandoned these terms, fearing they would sound comical spoken on screen. Replicants came from David Webb Peoples' daughter, Risa, who was studying microbiology and biochemistry. She introduced her father to the theory of replication - the process whereby cells are duplicated for cloning purposes.
  • Philip K. Dick's ideal choice for Rachel was [?] Victoria Principal. Although almost one hundred actresses auditioned for the role, only three were seriously considered: Sean Young, [?] Nina Axelrod and Barbara Hershey, though Grace Jones was also considered. For the auditions, the role of Deckard was played by Morgan Paull, who ultimately went on to play Holden in the film.
  • After Philip K. Dick saw Harrison Ford as Rick Deckard in the filming set, Dick declared: "He has been more Deckard than I had imagined. It has been incredible. Deckard exists!".
  • Philip K. Dick personally approved of Rutger Hauer, describing him as, "the perfect Batty-cold, Aryan, flawless".
  • Although Philip K. Dick saw only the opening 20 minutes of footage prior to his death on March 2, 1982, he was extremely impressed, and has been quoted by [?] Paul Sammon as saying, "It was my own interior world. They caught it perfectly." However neither Ridley Scott nor screenwriter David Webb Peoples actually read Dick's novel.
  • In Philip K. Dick's original novel, animals were virtually extinct, something that the film only addresses in very subtle ways. The most obvious reference is when Deckard asks Zhora if her snake is real and she replies "Do you think I'd be working in a place like this if I could afford one?" There is also a sequence when Deckard first visits Tyrell, where he asks Rachael if their owl is replicated; she responds with "Of course it is". In Dick's novel, the owls were the first creatures to die out.
    Terminator Salvation [2009]
  • Director McG asked the cast and crew to read the novel The Road by [?] Cormac McCarthy and Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick - the basis for Blade Runner - because he wanted them to absorb the bleakness of the world in the novels.