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14th Nov '16 6:31:44 PM PaulA
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* BlackComedy: Dick's deadpan, almost nonchalant presentation of the most bizarre and terrifying events. A character tries to commit suicide by washing down a lot of pills with a very expensive bottle of wine. [[spoiler:It may or may not have worked, but either way the character hallucinates that he spends thousands of years having his sins read to him by a bizarre alien. His response is "At least I had the wine."]]
13th Nov '16 6:16:28 PM PaulA
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* AdaptationalAttractiveness: In the book, Bob Arctor storms out of his platonic girlfriend's apartment after she refuses to sleep with him because she says he is too ugly. This is not mentioned to Keanu Reeves' character in the film.
9th Aug '16 7:46:09 AM ironballs16
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** And at the very end, [[spoiler: Arctor becomes one to the point that even he's not aware of it, as his mind has been thoroughly addled by his Substance D usage - but he retains the subconscious thought that he should send one of the flowers back to his friends.]]
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.
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