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The Gospel According to Philip K. Dick (2001)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 2 March 2001 (USA)
Philip K. Dick novels and stories continue to inspire a filmmakers, writers, technophiles and philosophers. But for the last ten years of his life, he inhabited a reality stranger than the fiction he created.

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Mark Steensland

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Paul Williams Paul Williams
Robert Anton Wilson Robert Anton Wilson
Scott Apel Scott Apel
Jay Kinney Jay Kinney
Ray Nelson Ray Nelson
Miriam Lloyd Miriam Lloyd
Jason Koornick Jason Koornick
Duncan Watson Duncan Watson
Sharon Perry Sharon Perry
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Philip K. Dick novels and stories continue to inspire a filmmakers, writers, technophiles and philosophers. But for the last ten years of his life, he inhabited a reality stranger than the fiction he created.

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Not Rated
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USA

Language:

English

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2 March 2001 (USA) See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$582, 4 March 2001, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$582, 4 March 2001
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TKO Productions See more »
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Stereo

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Color
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Recommended but flawed
20 July 2001 | by C. M. O'BrienSee all my reviews

This documentary explores the life and work of Philip K. Dick (PKD), a unique writer whose mindbending work and concepts have had much influence in films inspired by his work such as "Total Recall' and "Blade Runner" to "The Matrix" and "Fight Club".

Unfortunately though it deserves an A for Effort, this film is flawed in a number of ways.

Nothing of Dick's background is revealed, the film focuses more on the latter years and 1974 Gnostic religious experience of Dick than on his early life, and this is to the film's detriment as clues to these events could might lie in his formative years. As the previous reviewer noted, the same rhythm and animated sequence of PKD sitting at his typewriter are repeated endlessly over old audio recordings of Dick's interviews

I would like to have seen more of Dick's associates and family interviewed, and more of the feel of an overall biography.


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