Philip K. Dick at the Movies

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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.


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