posted on Jan, 8 2012 @ 03:58 AM
reply to post by FailedProphet
rollins was a scary dude! i wouldn't want him after me.
i agree PKD was much less aggro about illustrating how he felt about the subject of cultural detritus like lawn mowers and christmas lights. PKD
always had an autobiographical slant to his novels, and he was in a bad personal place when he wrote a scanner darkly
, and i think there is a
real tone of sadness underlying much of his work in the 70s. it was a hard time for him, some people think he was losing his mind.
this video segment is interesting because, while it doesn't really capture the crux of the scanner story, for me it possibly sums up dick's personal
desire of wanting to have a family (he was married five times) but still struggling to deal with the responsibilities that that entailed. he often
wasn't the best spouse/father/friend, from what i've read. not only that, but the character in that scene is clearly reaching a point of intense
introspection and is trying to come to terms with a racing, drug-biased perspective of a reality that could seem malevolent at times. he's wondering,
perhaps like you might be wondering, OP, how he got there.
but the messages in his books almost always strike a chord with me and i would rank a few of his novels as some of the most important of my life. i'd
like to hear more about why this particular clip meant so much to you, OP! i always appreciate relating to others on all things PKD.