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Philip K Dick Exegesis set for 168000 hour 3D Biopic

All the chatter focused on the the recent publication date of The Exegesis of Philip K Dick by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (aka, In the Pursuit of VALIS: Selections from the Exegesis), shepherded for years by his daughters, Laura Leslie, and Lisa Dick Hackett, kind of overshadows the mention that Houghton Mifflin also bought up the rights to 39 titles from Philip K Dicks backlist, which it says it will publish in autumn of 2011. Awesome timing, and a lot of work by caring folk (Jonathan Lethem and PKD PhD Pamela Jackson) clearly putting in the long hours to make it happen.

But shouldnt it be released as a wowwee android sheep (next year, also a ipad cellphone) bleating it out in audiobook form with 3D movie advert balloons? Or perhaps, in this vision, Houghton Mifflin is the empty corporate stand-in for the mechanized intelligence through which who-knows-what speaks… the clacker, or…? Perhaps its nothing more than the sound of Werner Herzog reading Wheres Waldo [the Atlantic] in an empty forest… Either way, Android Freedoms are on their zeitgeistic march:

Cindi Mayweather, hitting 2-3-74?

Is it all part of the marketing arm of Sirius Cybernetics push to get “The Adjustment Bureau” ala Matt Damon and Emily Blunt, out the door? Are unpublished journals just a moment in an economic machine designed to push eyeballs in a certain misdirection? Apparently, someone hasnt exactly read PKD for his take on romance:

The Adjustment Bureau […] might give us the first big screen Dickian love story – a tender romance hidden within a sci-fi candy shell. “It’s like a modern love story, but it’s got an ominous sci-fi backdrop to it,” Emily Blunt told MTV News during a break in shooting on location in New York City. [link]

(cough, cough)

Watching Matt Damon run from the script rewrite of “The Adjustment Bureau” ?


April 30, 2010
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