A Review of the Film Adaptation of “Radio Free Albemuth”

Took a chance on the film adaptation of Philip K. Dick’s “Radio Free Albemuth”. Really reminds me of one of those sixties or seventies science fiction movies — no real special effects, just telling a story. In this case, a story where an actor portraying Philip K. Dick himself is both the narrator and a character.

I’ve never read the original book — I slogged through VALIS, and that was about all I needed to know about Dick’s views on religious epiphanies. But, I’ve read his (widely available) personal notes that led to the book that led to movie, so… it’s probably a good look into Dick’s mindset during his religious phase.

Also, Alanis Morrissette has an integral role as a secretary cum singer songwriter cum agent of a vast alien intelligence living in the stratosphere that just wants the best for humanity.

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