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The Electric Dreamer: Remembering Philip K. Dick (2007)

Friends, family and colleagues of Philip K. Dick remember the life and work of the author of 'Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?'
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Cast overview:
Philip K. Dick ... Himself (archive footage)
Jonathan Lethem Jonathan Lethem ... Himself, author of 'The Fortress of Solitude'
Brian Aldiss Brian Aldiss ... Himself, author of 'Supertoys Last All Summer Long'
Tim Powers Tim Powers ... Himself, author of 'The Anubis Gates'
Paul Sammon Paul Sammon ... Himself, author of 'Future Noir: The Making of Blade Runner' (as Paul M. Sammon)
Isa Dick Hackett Isa Dick Hackett ... Herself, Philip K. Dick's daughter
Gerald Ackerman Gerald Ackerman ... Himself, author of 'The Life and Work of Jean-Leon Gerome'
James Blaylock James Blaylock ... Himself, author of 'Homunculus'
Lynne Aalan Lynne Aalan ... Herself, Philip K. Dick's step-sister
Greg Rickman Greg Rickman ... Himself, Philip K. Dick biographer
Christopher Dick Christopher Dick ... Himself, Philip K. Dick's son
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Friends, family and colleagues of Philip K. Dick remember the life and work of the author of 'Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?'

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18 December 2007 (USA) See more »

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London, England, UK See more »

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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This featurette is found on the Four-Disc Collector's Edition and Five-Disc Ultimate Collector's Editions (DVD, HD DVD & Blu-Ray) of Blade Runner (1982), all released in December 2007. See more »

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References Total Recall (1990) See more »

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The Author Behind Blade Runner
19 April 2015 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

The Electric Dreamer: Remembering Philip K. Dick (2007)

*** 1/2 (out of 4)

Friends, family members and other authors discuss Philip K. Dick, the man who's novel would turn into BLADE RUNNER, which 30th Anniversary release is where you can find this featurette. We start off learning about how, originally, Dick wasn't really accepted or looked at as a serious writer. We learn about his greatest creative period and then we learn about how he eventually got the respect he deserved. From here we also get to hear about some of his stories that eventually turned into movies including BLADE RUNNER, TOTAL RECALL and MINORITY REPORT. Overall, at just 14-minutes, there's certainly nothing ground-breaking here but it's a great and highly entertaining way to get to know the work of Dick and it's certainly a great guide for what stories one should check out. You get a pretty good idea of what Dick was like as a person as we're told some great stories from his daughter but there's also a look at the importance of his work.


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