Philip K. Dick at the Movies

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Saturday, March 12, 2011

What is reality? What does it mean to be authentically human? These are questions raised in the work of science fiction author Philip K. Dick. The movies Blade Runner, Total Recall, and the new Adjustment Bureau are a few of the many films based on Dick's imaginative, provocative stories. Filmmakers continue to try to capture Dick's unique blend of surrealism, naturalism, dark humor, empathy, and visionary strangeness, and music for these films touches on those qualities. Host David Garland presents some of the best.

Playlist:

Thomas Newman - The Adjustment Bureau - Square-One Reset, The Ripples Must Be Endless (End Title) - iTunes

Graham Reynolds - A Scanner Darkly - A Farm Near The Mountains, A Scanner Darkly - Lakeshore

John Powell - Paycheck - Future Tense - Varese Sarabande

Vangelis - Blade Runner - Longing, Deckard And Roy's Duel - Universal

Mark Isham - Next - Carlotti Defines, A Few Minutes Of Your Time - Lakeshore

Jerry Goldsmith - Total Recall - The Mutant, The Hollowgram - Varese Sarabande

John Williams - Minority Report - Sean and Lara, Spyders - DreamWorks

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Comments [4]

Jason Hubbard Derr from Vancouver, BC

Trying to get my head around the Blade Runner score. Cheesy or awesome? A little of both I think.

Jun. 26 2011 01:33 PM
James Dulworth from Manhattan

people who like movie music are to found on Saturday nights...at the movies.

your show is too good and well produced to be stuck at a night and time when most people are out doing stuff...like going to a movie.
Please move to Sunday night or another time

Mar. 23 2011 11:24 PM
Richard G from nyc

This is so great. I missed the show this week but coincidentally I was thinking of this exact theme recently. Great playlist selections!

Mar. 21 2011 07:59 PM
Dc from NYC

Great show !
Never knew he had written so many works which became films.

Mar. 12 2011 10:15 PM

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