Monday, February 22, 2010

kiyoshi kurosawa and p.k. dick

Of all filmmakers, Kurosawa seems best able to express Dick's concept of the all-consuming, entropic "kipple" from Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? Kipple, less described by Dick than suggested - an off-stage, inevitable menace - is the trash and rubble and dust that will eventually consume our planet and smother civilization. This slow, waiting disaster, which is both "decay" and "nothing," also figures in Martian Time-Slip, Ubik, and others.

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