If you think about film adaptations of SF stories, you might well notice the large number of films (and TV shows) based on the works of Philip K Dick.
This month, we’re inviting you to read one (or more) of his stories, then watch a film (or TV show) based on the story. Was it an interesting film? How faithful was it to the story? Did they make any major changes? What is your favourite PK Dick film? How faithful was it?
Films based on PK Dick stories
|Title (year of publication)||Title (Year, Director)|
|Second Variety (1953)||Screamers (1995, Christian Duguay)|
Screamers: the Hunting (2009, Sheldon Wilson)
|Paycheck (1953)||Paycheck (2003, John Woo)|
|Imposter (1953)||Imposter (2002, Gary Fleder)|
|Adjustment Team (1954)||The Adjustment Bureau (2011, George Nolfi)|
|The Golden Man (1954)||Next (2007, Lee Tamahori)|
|The Crystal Crypt (1954)||The Crystal Crypt (2013, Shahab Zargari)|
|The Minority Report (1956)||Minority Report (2002, Steven Speilberg)|
|We Can Remember It For You Wholesale (1966)||Total Recall (1990, Paul Verhoeven)|
Total Recall (2012, Len Wiseman)
|Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep (1968 novel)||Blade Runner (1982, Ridley Scott)|
Blade Runner 2049 (2017, Denis Villeneuve)
|Confessions of a Crap Artist (1975 Novel)||Confessions d’un Barjo (1992, Jérôme Boivin)|
|Radio Free Albemuth (1976 Novel)||Radio Free Albemuth (2008, John Alan Simon)|
|A Scanner Darkly (1977 Novel)||A Scanner Darkly (2006, Richard Linklater)|
TV episodes/series based on P K Dick Stories
|Title (year)||Director||episode, series|
|The Hood Maker (1953)||Julian Jarrold||The Hood Maker, Philip K Dick’s Electric Dreams|
|The Commuter (1953)||Tom Harper||The Commuter, Philip K Dick’s Electric Dreams|
|The Hanging Stranger (1953)||Dee Rees||Kill All Others, Philip K Dick’s Electric Dreams|
|Imposter (1953)||Terry Nation||Imposter, Out of This World (1982)|
|Sales Pitch (1954)||Marc Munden||Crazy Diamond, Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams|
|Exhibit Piece (1954)||Jeffrey Reiner||Real Life, Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams|
|The Father Thing (1954)||Michael Dinner||The Father Thing, Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams|
|The Impossible Planet (1955)||David Farr||The Impossible Planet, Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams|
|Human Is (1955)||Francesca Gregorini||Human Is, Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams|
|Autofac (1955)||Peter Horton||Autofac, Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams|
|Foster, You’re Dead! (1955)||Alan Taylor||Safe and Sound, Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams|
|Minority Report||Minority Report (2015)|
|The Man In The High Castle||The Man In The High Castle TV series (2015)|
|Total Recall||Total Recall 2070 (1999)|
They have collected the stories on which the TV series Philip K Dick’s Electric Dreams is based in the book Electric Dreams. Alternatively, the stories can be found in the five volume collected short stories of PK Dick (see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Collected_Stories_of_Philip_K._Dick for a listing of stories by volume)
Doors open at Kappys in Compton St at 6:15, meeting starts at 6:30 Adelaide time.
It will be a joint live/zoom meeting, barring a nasty outbreak of a new covid variety.
Time: Sep 28, 2022 6:30pm Adelaide / 7pm Melbourne
Meeting ID: 892 7567 5259
Let us know if we’ve left out any interesting PK Dick adaptations!