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Ink to Film

Jan 30, 2020

Philip K. Dick’s short story “The Minority Report” led eventually to a Steven Spielberg adaptation nearly 50 years after it was written, but was the adaptation an improvement on the original? In episode 123, Luke & James discuss both versions before coming to a consensus on which was the superior telling of this Sci-Fi thriller of precognition and the existence of free will.

Topics Include: PKD’s prose style, what was left unsaid in the story, Spielberg’s homages, the effectiveness of the unique look of the film’s cinematography, Tom Cruise's range, security vs. freedom, free will vs. determinism, the ethics of "precrime," and three dramatically different readings of the film's ending.

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Intro/outro music: Ross Bugden – Revelation