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Philip K Dick: A Day in the Afterlife 

A documentary which goes on an imaginative tour from the Colorado grave where Dick is buried to the suburbs of California where he lived and worked. Talks to his ex-wives, friends and biographers.

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Nicola Roberts
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Episode credited cast:
Brian Aldiss Brian Aldiss ... Self - Interviewee
Jim Blaylock Jim Blaylock ... Self - Interviewee
Elvis Costello ... Self - Interviewee
Anne Dick Anne Dick ... Self - Philip K. Dick's third wife
Philip K. Dick ... Self (archive footage)
Tessa B. Dick Tessa B. Dick ... Self - Philip K. Dick's fourth wife
Thomas M. Disch Thomas M. Disch ... Self - Interviewee
Russell Galen Russell Galen ... Self - Interviewee
Terry Gilliam ... Self - Interviewee
Kleo Mini Kleo Mini ... Self - Philip K. Dick's second wife
Tim Powers Tim Powers ... Self - Interviewee
Greg Proops ... (voice)
Kim Stanley Robinson Kim Stanley Robinson ... Self - Interviewee
Barry Spatz Barry Spatz ... Self - Interviewee
Lawrence Sutin Lawrence Sutin ... Self - Interviewee
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A documentary which goes on an imaginative tour from the Colorado grave where Dick is buried to the suburbs of California where he lived and worked. Talks to his ex-wives, friends and biographers.

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Performed by Brian Eno
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An insight into the mind of a true visionary
5 November 2012 | by HitchcamSee all my reviews

This is a great documentary. I really felt 90% of the people interviewed contributed telling insights into PKD. The mind of a truly great visionary is revealed as his life is detailed by many of the people that were closest to him (friends, ex-wives, family, contemporary writers & various famous Artists). The whole film has it's own aesthetic that compliments PKD's style perfectly, with memorable contributions from Terry Gilliam, Elvis Costello & an excellent Greg Proops voiceover. I find PKD such a compelling character; he didn't just get close to edge...he leapt off it & returned with the prose to prove it! For me, PKD's the greatest Sci-Fi writer that ever lived..& what a life he lived! Recommended Films; Blade Runner (Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep?), A Scanner Darkly, Minority Report, Total Recall (We Can Remember It For You Wholesale). Recommended Books; A Scanner Darkly & VALIS. Recommended vids; Rare 1979 Philip K. Dick interview (Youtube).


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29 January 1994 (UK) See more »

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