Interesting article. It pretty much suggests why colorful high concept,
low IQ movies, as opposed to the well thought out projects, are box
Where are the critics of blockbuster movies with the ambition and skill
to weld eye candy special effects to literary screenplays?
"Then there's Philip K. Dick, the current "it" boy of sci-fi (even
though he died in 1982)"
"Dick's current popularity, says author Greg Bear, stems from the fact
that most of his works are set in the present or near future, so
"they're not that expensive to make and the ideas are about paranoia and
loss of self, which have always been a Hollywood staple.""
Most of the Phil Dick adaptions have been expensive movies. Even
Screamers, a planned adaption of "Second Variety" that had its roots in
the early eighties and was finally made over a decade later, represents
the trend of more inexpensive but still costly major studio PKD