Monday, April 2, 2007

Cover of the Day



They translated Dick into Catalonian? This is the greatest cover of Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? I have ever seen. At first I thought it must be an android on the cover, but then I remembered Dick's description of Rick Deckard:

"...In the irregular light the bounty hunter seemed a medium man, not impressive. Round face and hairless; like a clerk in a bureaucratic office. Methodical but not informal. Not a demi-god in shape."

I believe that's the only real description of Deckard in the book, pretty sparse. Perhaps Ridley Scott should have considered Telly Savalas as Deckard:


Dick suggested Gregory Peck to the studio.
It's hard not to picture him as Harrison Ford.


Who would you cast?

8 comments:

Lord Nobu said...

A younger Donald Pleasance?

Anonymous said...

Joe Flanigan (of Stargate Atlantis), the Harrison Ford of our times and (IMHO) the most underrated actor around at the moment.

Rob A. said...

How about Donald Pleasence?
Great blog! I am a huge PK fan. Glad to have found this.
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Drift Marlo said...

Wallace Shawn. Shave his head and BAM!

Rob Salkowitz said...

Ben Kingsley.

Anonymous said...

to fit the novel, gary sinise.

perry k. said...

In your quote you omitted part. It should read :
"...In the irregular light the bounty hunter seemed a medium man, not impressive. Round face and hairless, SMOOTH FEATURES; like a clerk in a bureaucratic office. Methodical but (not)[cut this] informal. Not (a)[cut] demi-god in shape."

I think with the words added this indicates his features were hairless, rather than his head. Hairless and smooth being adjectives for features, which point to parts of the face;nose, cheeks, chin etc. not at the cranium. If it were only 'hairless' I'd think of baldness, but that is not the case.

That plus in chapter 22 of the book, in 2 places Rick is described as '..his hair saturated with dust.' and '..dust sifting from his clothes and hair.'

This story takes place mostly in one day and in the morning of the next. Hair doesn't grow that fast. So I think Rick is not bald.

King Jigme of Bhutan would make a fine choice.

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