Jan 29, 2010

Alanis Morissette is the Dark-Haired Girl

This conversation with writer/director John Alan Simon has me real real interested in this movie version of Radio Free Albemuth, which occupies a strange place in the PKD canon. Odd to see it being the first of his books to get a serious and faithful* film treatment.

*(Blade Runner being serious but not ultimately faithful due to the absence of Mercerism and Joe, and...well, lots of things, among them electric sheep. Read Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? if you don't believe me.)


oddvanish said...

A: A Scanner Darkly struck me as quite faithful to the book.

B: Alanis Morissette is awful and will likely ruin the film.

C: Robyn Hitchcock is contributing to the soundtrack, so some good will come out of it.

Alex Irvine said...

A: I stand corrected; yeah, Scanner was good and faithful. So let me qualify what I said with "non-rotoscoped."

B: Who knows?

C: Agreed.

John said...

More on Radio Free Albemuth in the new issue of Film and Festival magazine - article is online at:

Radio Free Albemuth just screened at London Sci-Fi Festival.

more info at www.radiofreealbemuth.com