Thu, 07 Nov|
Book Club X Film Club - NO.2 Short Stories Edition
Total Recall (1990), and Total Recall (2012) Based on “We Can Remember it For You Wholesale” by Philip K. Dick - 1966
Time & Location
07 Nov 2019, 17:00 – 21:00
About the Event
Come join us at our Book Club X Film Club: Short Stories edition.
Total Recall V We Can Remember it For You Wholesale
In a society where false memories can be implemented in your mind allowing you to live out your biggest dreams the line between reality and fantasy becomes blurred. Douglas Quail, a man who leads an unremarkable life gets caught in a web of lies as he becomes unsure of his identity and if anything he knows is real. Living as himself and as an assassin Douglas Quail must escape a series of life threatening scenarios as he tries to navigate the fine line between the lie that is his life and the truth that he cannot accept.
First published in 1966 for the magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction by Philip K Dick and later adapted into the 1990s film Total Recall with Arnold Schwarzenegger and then in standard Hollywood fashion was remade in 2012 with Colin Farell and better CGI. The plot of the short story was used as a springboard for the movie, so the adaptation is only a loose take on the tale, which is quite a feat considering that the short story was only 18 pages long!
FUN FACT: the following remake was heavily based on the movie and does not credit the original author of the short story.
Since we operate as a democracy here at The Book Slut, you can submit a vote when you RSVP on whether you wish to watch the original Arnie 1990 version or the heavily CGI'd 2012 version.
About The Book Slut's Book Club x Film Club
We have a private cinema just for you Book Sluts and will be running events ranging from retellings of Shakespearean favourites to contemporary Young Adult, much loved old-school double bills, a feminist film club, immersive literary experiences, a sprinkling of Stephen King, and of course a heavy dose of pyjama-clad midnight marathons of Harry Potter & Lord of the Rings!
We offer the carefree option of unlimited popcorn & our famous Sangria included in the ticket price or you are more than welcome to BYOB!
About our ticket options
All of our events are free. However, we do have a small fully refundable reservation fee in order to avoid no-shows and lateness whilst still operating a relatively chilled environment. All the no-show fees go directly into our Street Child fund with 100% of the donations going to help children in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Liberia, Nepal, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Sri Lanka, and Uganda. To find out more about this amazing charity head over to www.street-child.co.uk
The Book Slut Film Club - NO.2
THIS EVENT IS FREE. The £3 charge is to reserve your spot. For no-shows your reservation fee will be donated into our Street Child fund, you can find out some more info on this brilliant charity at www.street-child.co.uk
Screening & Unlimited Popcorn
Freshly made popcorn, popped in our own little cinema with a selection of seasonings. Please note, we do not sell any food or drinks, the ticket price is a donation and you are very welcome to BYO snacks & drinks! 100% of profits go directly into our Street Child Fund. Find out more at www.streetchild.co.uk
Screening & Unlimited Sangria
UNLIMITED Sangria.. you know you want to. Please note, we do not sell any food or drinks, the ticket price is a donation and you are very welcome to BYO snacks & drinks!
Screening + Popcorn & Sangria
UNLIMITED quantities of our delicious freshly made popcorn, popped in our own little cinema with a selection of seasonings and unlimited amounts of our infamously delectable Sangria! Please note, we do not sell any food or drinks, the ticket price is a donation and you are very welcome to BYO snacks & drinks! 100% of profits go directly into our Street Child Fund. Find out more at www.streetchild.co.uk
Film Club - Early Bird NO FEE
We put out a limited amount of zero reservation fee early bird tickets. Get them whilst you can!