ARTE TV devotes a special programming March 3, 2016 to Philip K. Dick, with the documentary: „The Worlds of Philip K. Dick”, a video game, “Californium” and a 3D short film.
Ariel Kyrou presented „The Worlds of Philip K. Dick” in a lecture as part of the Philip K.Dick Day in Paris in 2015 for the release of the “Simulacra and Illusions” monograph on the american author.
The online game “Californium”: http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x39lxgr_californium-teaser_videogames
ARTE TV devotes a special programming to the visionary and psychedelic universe of one of the greatest writers of science fiction, Philip K. Dick. An exploration into three parts with a documentary, a video game and the first short 360° and 3D video.
Welcome to the “dickian” reality !
Considered one of the greatest writers of science fiction, Philip K. Dick (1928 – 1982) has anticipated like no other our paranoid and technological world of the twenty-first century. His work is often compared to that of Kafka, Orwell and Huxley. But over 30 years after his death, the writer seems to be the true visionary of the digital age. Figure of the counter-culture, misunderstood in his lifetime, he is one of those authors whose name has become an adjective: “dickian”. His stories are a major source of inspiration for film, from Ridley Scott’s “Blade Runner” to Steven Spielberg’s “Minority Report” up to Paul Verhoeven’s “Total Recall”.
Philip K. Dick : 5 ÉPISODES
„The Worlds of Philip K. Dick”, Wednesday, March 2nd 2016 at 22.35 on ARTE. A documentary by Yann Coquart
„Californium”, from 16th of February 2016 on ARTE Creative. A game created by Brice Roy.
„I, Philip”, February 22, 2016 on ARTE Creative and the application ARTE 360 °. Director: Pierre Zandrowicz.
List of adaptations of works by Philip K. Dick
Blade Runner – Ridley Scott (1982)
Total Recall – Paul Verhoeven (1990)
Confessions d’un barjo (Confessions of A Crap Artist) – Jérôme Boivin (1992)
Planète hurlante (Screamers) – Christian Dugay (1995)
Minority Report – Steven Spielberg (2002)
Impostor – Gary Fleder (2002)
Paycheck – John Woo (2003)
A Scanner Darkly – Richard Linklater (2006)
Next – Lee Tamahori (2007)
Radio Free Albemuth – John Alan Simon (2010)
The Adjustment Bureau – George Nolfi (2011)
Total Recall – Len Wiseman (2012)
The Crystal Crypt – Shahab Zargari (2013)
The Man in the High Castle – David Semel (2015) ; TV series
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ARTE started out as an evening-only service. In the daytime, the frequencies were shared with other channels. A public channel called Télé emploi occupied the French frequencies for about a month during 1994, before the start of La Cinquième (now France 5) in December that year. For German viewers, Arte was assigned a frequency on the Astra 1D satellite in late 1994, and it was eventually shared with Nickelodeon Germany, later replaced by the new public children’s channel Kinderkanal.
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