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Zap2It.comPhilip K. Dick was a dark literary visionary, sometimes disguised as a prolific pulp science fiction writer, whose explosively imaginative tales could usher his readers into realms of dread, alternative lives and utter madness. So do some of the many...
Zap2It.comConsidah dis a remake. Columbia Pictures is working with Original Films on an updated version of the 1990 Arnold Schwarzenegger psychological action film "Total Recall," according to The Hollywood Reporter. The original was an action-heavy revision of...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterIs it possible to lead a dedicated literary life in the billionaire-filled, media-crazed New York of today? To be heedless of the material world as you burrow into novels and ideas the way the old Partisan Review gang did in the '40s and '50s, to come...
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Zap2It.comWhether viewed as science-fiction in the manic, shape-shifting tradition of Philip K. Dick or as a hyperbolic analogue to the movie industry, "Paprika" is like little else you regularly experience in animated or live-action movies. Those for whom the...
Special to The TimesSteven Spielberg, who at 22 was hired by Universal to a long-term contract, started out his career as the teacher's pet of the Movie Brat generation. With the unveiling of his first Indiana Jones escapade in 19 years today at Cannes, he's proffering yet...
If Philip K. Dick and Raymond Chandler's love child were raised by Franz Kafka, the writing that emerged might resemble China Miéville's new novel, "The City & the City." Miéville is one of our most talented fabulists, and his work roams boldly across...
Tags: Franz Kafka, Unificationism, China, Agatha Christie, Hungary
Zap2It.com"Lost" co-star Harold Perrineau has found work in a trio of upcoming film projects including the zombie-fighting sequel "28 Weeks Later" from Fox Atomic. When "Lost" fans last saw Perrineau's Michael, he was boating off into the horizon after a season in...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterVANCOUVER, Canada -- Back then, it didn't seem like a great career move. "I don't think anyone told me that I was crazy," William Gibson recalled last week, sitting on the leafy patio of a Creole restaurant near his home. "But they didn't read science...
Zap2It.comOscar-nominee Paul Giamatti hopes to play prolific sci-fi author Philip K. Dick in an upcoming biopic. The "Lady in the Water" star is already set to produce through his Touchy Feely Films production shingle, along with Anonymous Content. According to...
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Zap2It.comRobert Downey Jr., who currently stars in the drug-fueled "A Scanner Darkly," will be bringing his own substance abuse story to the public. HarperEntertainment announced Thursday, July 6, that it has signed the Oscar nominee to write his memoirs, which...
Zap2It.comFor all of Hollywood's love for Philip K. Dick, filmmakers have only occasionally done right by the prolific writer of speculative fiction. For every "Total Recall" or "Blade Runner" or "Minority Report," there's been an "Imposter" or a "Paycheck."...
Tags: Fiction, Movies, Keanu Reeves, Gaming, Winona Ryder
Special to The TimesNOIR is the indigenous Los Angeles form: It was created here, it grew up here and from here it spread, not only as a genre but as a way of looking at life, character and fate. As a framing lens, it's now so powerful that it seems not only to be a strategy...
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