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we had eleven people at the Veggie Heaven meetup in Denville NJ last night afterwards several of us went to the Parsippany movies on Rt 46 which is near Veggie Heaven
beyond going to movies and eating at restaurants another possibility would be house parties at which we could watch VHS videos and DVDs of movies that are based on books we have read
the house parties could be pot luck dinners or we could order take out of go to a restaurant before or after seeing the movies at the house parties.
hopefully we will do more such events I hope that they can be combined with reading a book that has been turned into a movie.
My favorite author is the late Philip K. Dick
Who is your favorite author? Whoever it is perhaps someone has a VHS or DVD of a movie based on a book or short story by your favorite author.
In the case of Philip K. Dick I have several of the movies mentioned below
based on books or short stores he wrote in my collection of over 300 movies.
Blade Runner, for instance is a film with Harrison Ford, based on Philip K. Dick's classic work Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep, Total Recall with now disgraced Arnold S. was based on Philip K. Dick's We Can Remember It For You Wholesale, Screamers is another film based on one of Philip K. Dick's stories, that one was called Second Variety, The Man in the High Castle , another Philip K. Dick work has been made into a movie.
I found this on line:
Since Ridley Scott turned "Do Android's Dream of Electric Sheep?" into the science fiction classic "Blade Runner," (many) of Philip K. Dick's novels or short stories have made their way to the big screen. To date, these films have generated over $1 billion in world-wide box office and ancillary revenue
Since Ridley Scott turned "Do Android's Dream of Electric Sheep?" into the science fiction classic "Blade Runner," (many) of Philip K. Dick's novels or short stories have made their way to the big screen. To date, these films have generated over $1 billion in world-wide box office and ancillary revenue. This astounding success is the result of combining visionary stories with talent from the world's finest film directors, studios and stars. Steven Spielberg, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Tom Cruise, John Woo, Ben Affleck, Harrison Ford, Robert Downey Jr., Keanu Reeves, and Matt Damon are only a few of the illustrious names associated with these projects.
Blade Runner 'Final Cut' on DVD
On Dec. 18, 2007, Warner released "Blade Runner: The Final Cut," the definitive version of director Ridley Scott's film basedon Philip K. Dick's novel "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep" which has become a cult classic since its initial release in 1982. One of Warner's most popular titles today, the film will be available in both HD formats and in three different DVD editions, with the final cut also receiving select theatrical playdates in New York, Los Angeles and the Venice Film Fest.
Visit the 'Blade Runner' page on philipkdick.com
Blade Runner (1982)
Based on "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?"
Based on "Second Variety"
Total Recall (1990)
Based on "We Can Remember It For You Wholesale"
Confessions d'un Barjo (French, 1992)
Based on "Confessions of a Crap Artist"
Based on "Impostor."
Minority Report (2002)
Based on "The Minority Report."
Paycheck (December 25, 2003)
Based on "Paycheck."
A Scanner Darkly (July 7, 2006)
Based on "A Scanner Darkly"
Next (April 27, 2007)
Based on "The Golden Man"
the latest PKD adaptation, 'The Adjustment Bureau,' starring Matt Damon. In the film, Damon stars as David Norris, a young, charismatic politician who discovers his life plan is controlled by a mysterious, otherworldly organization known as (you guessed it) the Adjustment Bureau. 'Bureau' is based on Dick's story 'Adjustment Team,' but only loosely based. The jury is still out on whether this new movie will please or anger the Dickheads.
Ridley Scott Returns To Philip K Dick 28 Years After Directing ‘Blade Runner’
By TIM ADLER in London | Thursday October 7, 2010 @ 7:47am PDT
Tags: BBCI The Man in the High Castle, Book-to-Series, Electric Shepherd Productions, Fremantle Media, Headline Pictures, Howard Benton The Man in the High Castle, Philip K Dick, Ridley Scott, Ridley Scott Miniseries, Ridley Scott Philip K Dick, The Man In The High Castle, TV Deals, UK TV
He’s producing a new 4-hour miniseries based on Dick’s The Man In The High Castle for the BBC. Howard Brenton, the British playwright who’s also written for Spooks/MI-5, is adapting the Hugo Award-winning novel. Headline Pictures is also producing with Electric Shepherd Productions, the production arm of Philip K Dick’s estate, and Scott’s production company Scott Free. Fremantle Media, which handles The X Factor, will sell the 4 hour-long episodes overseas. Dick’s novel is a science fiction alternate history, depicting a world in which the Axis powers -- Imperial Japan and Nazi Germany -- triumphed over the Allies in the Second World War. Fremantle is developing the TV miniseries for BBC1