his work starts with the basic assumption that there cannot be one, single, objective reality" "A protagonist may ﬁnd himself living out another person's dream, or he may enter a drug-induced state that actually makes better sense than the real world […]." Quotes from Charles Platt.
society made up from asylum inmates Drug uses A Scanner Darkly : main character becoming addicted to Substance D, hallucinogenic drug Manipulations from greater entities Governments agencies, extraterrestrials, mutants, whatever… The short story "Orpheus with Clay Feet" was published under the pen name "Jack Dowland". The protagonist desires to be the muse for ﬁctional author Jack Dowland, considered the greatest science ﬁction author of the 20th century. In the story, Dowland publishes a short story titled "Orpheus with Clay Feet", under the pen name "Philip K. Dick".
Always based on persons, usually following the thoughts of an individual lost in a shifting world No heroes Common, working people Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said : a superfamous TV star loses his identity overnight
Electric Sheeps ? Minority Report, Paycheck, Next Use of the stories, but much more action-based, less reﬂective Vanilla Sky Not a real adaptation, but clearly more representative (Ubik) Blade Runner : Deckard is a Blade Runner, a police man of the future who hunts down and terminates replicants, artificially created humans. He wants to get out of the force, but is drawn back in when 4 "skin jobs", a slang term for replicants, hijack a ship back to Earth. The city that Deckard must search for his prey is a huge, sprawling, bleak vision of the future. This film questions what it is to be human, and why life is so precious. Payckeck : Ben Affleck plays an engineer who is hired to work on a top-secret project with the understanding that his memory will be erased after he completes the job. He completes the job, and he gives up millions of dollars to receive an envelope, which contains several items such as a key, a pack of cigarettes, sunglasses, a bullet, etc. Ben uses these items to regain his memory while his old employer is trying to kill him, and the government is trying to put him in jail for something he doesn't remember doing. Every item plays a part in saving his life, his memory, and our future. Douglas Young (the-movie-guy)
movement Not remarked at ﬁrst in the U.S. In France : big success due to arrival on 68 Representative of the new generation’s realities Doubtful of the old hero and happy-ends models Drugs, delusive reality