"You would have to kill me and prop me up in the seat of my car with a smile painted on my face to get me to go near Hollywood." - PKD, 1980
Philip K. Dick did not have to worry. Hollywood would come to him. Unfortunately most of the Dick stories that have been made
into movies (Blade Runner, Total Recall, Minority Report, Paycheck, etc) have been long on action and visual effects but short
on his ideas. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless mind fits into a group of films that while not authored by Dick, have been
influenced by his works. Kaufman, who has penned a screenplay of Dick's A Scanner Darkly, has stripped his story down to a very
workable and very enjoyable movie.
Ironically Richard Linklater, who raps about Dick at the end of his Waking Life will be the one to film A Scanner Darkly.
I gave this movie a rating of 4 stars.