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Slipstream cinema: Dick without the Dick

Bould, Mark


Mark Bould
Professor of Film and Literature


Stefan Schlensag

Alexander Dunst


This essay proposes a slipstream cinema along the lines of slipstream fiction proposed by Bruce Sterling - and suggests that it is where we might find the cinematic legacy of Philip K Dick, rather than in the typically disappointing adaptations of his work. It then considers two superhero movies - Special (2006) and Dai-Nihonjin/Big Man Japan (2007) as potential examples of a Dickian slipstream cinema.


Bould, M. (2015). Slipstream cinema: Dick without the Dick. In S. Schlensag, & A. Dunst (Eds.), The World According to Philip K. Dick (119-136). Palgrave Macmillan

Acceptance Date Apr 25, 2014
Publication Date Apr 6, 2015
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Pages 119-136
Book Title The World According to Philip K. Dick
ISBN 9781137414588
Keywords Philip K Dick, slipstream, sf, superhero, adaptation, Special, Big Man Japan, film
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