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27th Jun '16 4:32:57 PM maxwellsilver
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* DatingCatwoman: Subverted. Bob/Fred says he loves Donna and would love to date her, but never ultimately does. She claims she doesn't date. He does have sex with someone and hallucinates that its Donna, though...

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* DatingCatwoman: Subverted. Bob/Fred says he loves Donna and would love to date her, but never ultimately does. She claims she doesn't date. He does have sex with someone and hallucinates that its it's Donna, though...



* HollywoodSilencer: Barris makes a homemade suppressor out of tinfoil and foam rubber. It only manages to make the gun louder.

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* HollywoodSilencer: Barris makes a homemade suppressor out of tinfoil and foam rubber. It blows up and only manages to make the gun louder.
8th Jun '16 5:28:06 AM JackG
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* KnowNothingKnowItAll: Implied with Barris.
17th May '16 5:18:56 AM Morgenthaler
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* DirtyMindReading: Although it's only part of his own drug-induced hallucinations, Freck is able to see Barris's thoughts as he fantasizes about a pretty waitress undressing herself.
27th Jan '16 1:51:14 AM Fireblood
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* TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture- 1994 or 1995 in the book (Luckman was born in 1962 and is said to be 32), "seven years from now" in the movie.

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* TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture- TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture: 1994 or 1995 in the book (Luckman was born in 1962 and is said to be 32), "seven years from now" in the movie.
3rd Jan '16 3:34:32 AM maxwellsilver
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* NoodleIncident: One of the characters makes a vague reference to Creator/LeonardoDiCaprio hitting an "Music/{{Elvis|Presley}} phase", hinting that he has a career-ending breakdown some time in [[TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture the near future]].

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* NoodleIncident: One of the characters makes a vague reference to Creator/LeonardoDiCaprio hitting an "Music/{{Elvis|Presley}} phase", hinting that he has a career-ending breakdown some time in [[TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture the near future]].future.
3rd Jan '16 3:33:57 AM maxwellsilver
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* NoodleIncident: One of the characters makes a vague reference to Creator/LeonardoDiCaprio hitting an "Music/Elvis|Presley}} phase", hinting that he has a career-ending breakdown some time in [[TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture the near future]].

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* NoodleIncident: One of the characters makes a vague reference to Creator/LeonardoDiCaprio hitting an "Music/Elvis|Presley}} "Music/{{Elvis|Presley}} phase", hinting that he has a career-ending breakdown some time in [[TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture the near future]].
3rd Jan '16 3:30:26 AM maxwellsilver
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** However, what was different in this book it that through it clearly shows that the drugs are destructive, it asks the question: if the reality without drugs isn't a world you want to live in, what's the point? It shows the pay off: a brief life of dark instability where wonderful moments can still happen, terminated quickly by damage, psychosis and death; or a world of straight living where nothing changes and routine just whiles away the interminable time of your long life. That entire struggle is manifest in Arctor's decision to become an undercover cop, and then in the identity split between Fred and Arctor. Par the course, really, for PKD's dystopian view of reality, the question is discussed vigorously and never answered.

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** However, what was different in this book it is that through though it clearly shows that the drugs are destructive, it asks the question: if the reality without drugs isn't a world you want to live in, what's the point? It shows the pay off: a brief life of dark instability where wonderful moments can still happen, terminated quickly by damage, psychosis and death; or a world of straight living where nothing changes and routine just whiles away the interminable time of your long life. That entire struggle is manifest in Arctor's decision to become an undercover cop, and then in the identity split between Fred and Arctor. Par the course, really, for PKD's dystopian view of reality, the question is discussed vigorously and never answered.
3rd Jan '16 3:25:10 AM maxwellsilver
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* CastingGag: Creator/RobertDowneyJr, who's infamous for his highly publicized drug problems (which he was just recovering from at the time the movie came out) is cast as a drug addict living in a household full of them.



* NoodleIncident: One of the characters makes a vague reference to LeonardoDiCaprio hitting an "[[ElvisPresley Elvis]] phase", hinting that he has a career-ending breakdown some time in [[TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture the near future]].
* ShoutOut: The reference to an unnamed LeonardoDiCaprio movie about [=DiCaprio's=] character [[Film/CatchMeIfYouCan "pretending to be other people"]].

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* NoodleIncident: One of the characters makes a vague reference to LeonardoDiCaprio Creator/LeonardoDiCaprio hitting an "[[ElvisPresley Elvis]] "Music/Elvis|Presley}} phase", hinting that he has a career-ending breakdown some time in [[TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture the near future]].
* ShoutOut: The reference to an unnamed LeonardoDiCaprio Leonardo [=DiCaprio=] movie about [=DiCaprio's=] character [[Film/CatchMeIfYouCan "pretending to be other people"]].
14th Oct '15 9:28:25 AM Ereiam
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** the cops are using questionable means, the drug dealers are pushing a drug that kills people, and the [[spoiler: rehab clinic is growing the drug it claims it's trying to stop]]. No real good guys here...

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** the The cops are using questionable means, the drug dealers are pushing a drug that kills people, and the [[spoiler: rehab clinic is growing the drug it claims it's trying to stop]]. No real good guys here...



* CastAsAMask: In the movie, Mark Turner plays "Hank", who is later revealed to be [[spoiler:Winona Ryder's character, Donna]].
* CastingGag: Creator/RobertDowneyJr, who's infamous for his highly publicized drug problems (which he was just recovering from at the time the movie came out) is cast as a drug addict living in a household full of them.



* DerangedAnimation: One of the greatest benefits of rotoscoping the film was that it became easy to seamlessly blend realistic imagery into ThisIsYourPremiseOnDrugs. Freck's "aphids" freakout is the first example and it only gets worse from there...



* IfYouCanReadThis: In the film, a surveillance console displaying a lot of scrolling small text is actually scrolling through ''Film/BladeRunner'''s screenplay.



* NoodleIncident: In the movie, one of the characters makes a vague reference to LeonardoDiCaprio hitting an "[[ElvisPresley Elvis]] phase", hinting that he has a career-ending breakdown some time in [[TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture the near future]].



* ShoutOut: The movie contains a reference to an unnamed LeonardoDiCaprio movie about [=DiCaprio's=] character [[Film/CatchMeIfYouCan "pretending to be other people"]], as well as a brief reference to Leo going through an [[NoodleIncident "Elvis phase"]].


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!! TheFilmOfTheBook also provides examples of:

* CastAsAMask: Mark Turner plays "Hank", who is later revealed to be [[spoiler:Winona Ryder's character, Donna]].
* CastingGag: Creator/RobertDowneyJr, who's infamous for his highly publicized drug problems (which he was just recovering from at the time the movie came out) is cast as a drug addict living in a household full of them.
* DerangedAnimation: One of the greatest benefits of rotoscoping the film was that it became easy to seamlessly blend realistic imagery into ThisIsYourPremiseOnDrugs. Freck's "aphids" freakout is the first example and it only gets worse from there...
* IfYouCanReadThis: A surveillance console displaying a lot of scrolling small text is actually scrolling through ''Film/BladeRunner'''s screenplay.
* NoodleIncident: One of the characters makes a vague reference to LeonardoDiCaprio hitting an "[[ElvisPresley Elvis]] phase", hinting that he has a career-ending breakdown some time in [[TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture the near future]].
* ShoutOut: The reference to an unnamed LeonardoDiCaprio movie about [=DiCaprio's=] character [[Film/CatchMeIfYouCan "pretending to be other people"]].
18th Sep '15 4:01:31 PM maxwellsilver
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* HollywoodSilencer: Subverted. It's badly made, and actually amplifies the sound.

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* HollywoodSilencer: Subverted. It's badly made, Barris makes a homemade suppressor out of tinfoil and actually amplifies foam rubber. It only manages to make the sound.gun louder.
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