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    I've been aware of this independently financed film of Philip K Dick's 'Radio Free Albemuth' for some time. It's done the rounds at a lot of SF film festivals and has received glowing reviews. They are now running a Kickstarter campaign to fund distribution of the film into theaters in the USA and DVD copies for everyone else.

    I'm personally quite excited to see this released. I don't know if there are any other PKD fans here? My user id may have given me away as PKD fanatic, but personally, I think he's one of the best SF authors of the last century! Admittedly, many of the film adaptations of his work have often been poor and watered down for Hollywood. (Total Recall, The Adjustment Bureau, Minority Report)

    I think Linklater's 'A Scanner Darkly' is perhaps the only film that really got it right and showed a deep understanding (and respect) for the source material. Blade Runner was a wonderful film in it's own right, but it played somewhat fast and loose with the book, but kept the 'spirit' of the novel roughly intact. Film and prose are after all very different mediums, and I always applaud a director taking some liberties with the source material to make a book work as a film.

    I have a feeling this film will be similar to Linklater's, remaining faithful to PKDs vision whilst building an artistic identity of its own. I think it'll appeal to PKD fans like myself. I plan on supporting this as soon as I get the spare cash to do so.
    Last edited by Ubik; 06-12-2013, 03:54 AM.
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