Radio Free Albemuth ein Film von John Alan Simon mit Shea Whigham, Jonathan Scarfe. Inhaltsangabe: Im Jahre einer alternativen Realität beginnt der. eBook Shop: Radio Free Albemuth Mariner Books von Philip K. Dick als Download. Jetzt eBook herunterladen & bequem mit Ihrem Tablet oder eBook Reader. Radio Free Albemuth ist ein dystopischer Roman des Science-Fiction-Autors Philip K. Dick. Der Roman wurde, obwohl bereits unter dem Titel VALISystem A verfasst, erst posthum veröffentlicht.
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Nick Brady Michael Rothhaar Herb Bennon Katheryn Winnick Rachel Brady Scott Wilson President Fremont Julie Warner Newscaster 1 Bruce Hensel Newscaster 2 Rosemary Harris VALIS voice John Prosky Goldfarb Kelly Hare Fremont House Tour Guide Jon Tenney FBI Agent 1 Rich Sommer FBI Agent 2 Joel McKinnon Miller Berkeley Detective Peter Holden Berkeley Cop Alanis Morissette Edit Storyline Berkeley record store clerk Nick Brady Jonathan Scarfe begins to experience strange visions from an entity he calls VALIS that cause him to uproot his family and move to Los Angeles where he becomes a successful music company executive.
Motion Picture Rating MPAA Rated R for some language, drug use and brief violence. Edit Did You Know? Trivia First production to film at the Los Angeles State Historic Park which had just opened.
The park was the former site of The Cornfield, a maintenance yard for the Southern Pacific. Goofs Early in the film, PKD tells his buddy that he just finished his new novel and it will be published in hardcover a nice change, since his early SF were all published by cheap paperback houses , then in reply to the question of it's subject he says, it's a what if the Germans won WWll premise.
He's obviously referencing PKD's arguably most successful novel it won the Hugo published in The film is set in , but since Dick was dead for three years already in this universe, maybe it was an intentional distortion.
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Dick novel Radio Free Albemuth? With great trepidation but irresistible curiosity I watched it on Netflix. It makes Radio Free Albemuth seem downright conventional.
I do give kudos to Shea Whigham for portraying PKD as a smart and somewhat cynical SF writer, but the real PKD was actually a combination of both Nick Brady and SF writer PKD, which makes for a much more complicated and unstable personality.
View all 9 comments. I was about a third of the way through this novel before I remembered that not only have I seen the movie, but I've met the director or at least someone who claimed to be the director.
This was in December '12, in a major American city, at a UFO conference I attended for reasons that simply mustn't be discussed here, nor even so much as hinted at, and I asked him why he'd chosen to adapt this novel in particular.
Unfortunately I don't remember what he said, but I think the reason I asked is tha I was about a third of the way through this novel before I remembered that not only have I seen the movie, but I've met the director or at least someone who claimed to be the director.
Unfortunately I don't remember what he said, but I think the reason I asked is that Radio Free Albemuth originally titled Valisystem A isn't one of Phil's better-known works; he finished it in , but when his publisher "requested extensive rewrites" according to Wikipedia , he re-worked the material for what eventually became VALIS the movie the characters go to see about halfway through VALIS is essentially the plot of Radio Free Albemuth.
Radio Free Albemuth does somewhat echo A Scanner Darkly finished in , and my favorite of Phil's novels plot-wise, as well as in its elegiac tone for a generation becoming middle-aged, its grounding in time and place- Marin County, California, mids- even if in an alternate universe, and the belief in a spiritual vision as either the only thing to keep a person going in a world of shit or as the source of the knowledge that makes the world of shit unbearable.
But as to where Radio Free Albemuth fits in with Phil's other work, it should really be considered a part of the "Valis trilogy"- or make that tetralogy, or maybe just Valis 1A, one in an infinite series of alternate Valises- because this is very much a "Valis novel", which means among other things that there's an occasional tone of proselytization that happily never becomes overbearing, because Phil was way too self-questioning to proselytize that ardently.
Dick: Hero's best friend; chunky, bearded, middle-aged SF writer; suffers from paranoid fantasies. Freemont sometimes spelled "Fremont" in the novel, his initials are FFF, "F" being the sixth letter of the alphabet Something that often gets overlooked about Philip K.
Dick, the actual writer, is that he was a great comedian, and it really comes through in this section, for example when Phil the character tries to convince the fascist authorities who are called Friends of the American People, or yes FAPers in a letter that he and Nicholas are not subversive elements but merely harmless religious wackos: Perhaps, because my profession is that of a science fiction writer, you imagine that I am spinning a Not so, authorities.
I only wish it were so. I have with my own eyes seen Mr. Nicholas Brady demonstrate fantastic supernatural powers, bestowed on him by the alien suprahuman entity known as Valisystem A.
One afternoon, to demonstrate the staggering magnitude of his powers, Mr. Nicholas Brady caused Cleveland to materialize in the open pasture along the side of the 91 freeway and then disappear again with no one save ourselves the wiser.
I enjoyed the second section, told from the perspective of Phil's buddy Nicholas, slightly less, maybe in part because Nicholas's thoughts about Valis are more reverential than skeptical and coruscating.
I'm not sure what I would have thought of these passages if I'd read them in which would have been impossible, first of all because Phil didn't publish them, and secondly because I hadn't yet been born- not that that would necessarily stop a character in one of Phil's novels , without knowing that the characters of Phil and Nicholas represented two poles of the real Philip K.
Dick's obsession with what he called Valis; but I do know, or at least suspect strongly, and maybe these passages fall flat for me because Phil is trying to express the wonder of a personal, spiritual vision that is self-evident to him but not to the reader, or at least not to me.
The plot eventually becomes pretty patchwork, although the very last section- back to "Phil" again- is dramatic and bleak, yet also hopeful.
There are some strong echoes of A Scanner Darkly in this last section, but I don't think it works as effectively as in that novel. I appreciate, however, that Phil, as in the author, never gives the narrative over to total belief and conviction.
Even after Phil the character has come to believe essentially what Nicholas believes, another character- a sort of gentle Nietzsche- provides what might be the moral of the story: "Did believing that, about a heavenly father, get your friends anywhere?
It's not worth it, Phil. It has to be in this world. Leon said, "There has to be something here first, Phil.
The other world is not enough. View all 6 comments. Jan 10, Ray rated it it was amazing Shelves: sci-fic , audio , novels , pk-dick. Can P.
Dick please stop being so damn ahead of his time?! I promised myself I wouldn't read any more books about the current depraved political landscape, and I just wanted some nice trippy escapism.
Somehow I forgot how poignant this book would be Get this: In Radio Free Albemuth the sort of 4th book post-script of the VALIS trilogy , there is a dystopian present in which the president is below average right-wing idiot who has used the lowest common denominator of paranoia to claw his Can P.
Get this: In Radio Free Albemuth the sort of 4th book post-script of the VALIS trilogy , there is a dystopian present in which the president is below average right-wing idiot who has used the lowest common denominator of paranoia to claw his way to the top.
He's actually a secret Russian agent though, and has a lame son named Don! Somehow Dick was able to predict that the worst America could offer wasn't some highly intelligent dictatorship, but a pathetic state where misinformation and fear would dumb down the public enough that the most cynical fascists could easily take over.
Fremont is an analogue of Nixon. Although the aspect seems like Ronald Wilson Reagan as well. The politics of Radio Free Albemuth are all over the place, in excellent P.
Dick schizo fashion, with satires of Berkeley radicals. And the take on how intelligence agencies actually prefer corrupt politicians as easier to exploit is extremely fascinating.
It's about sci-fi Gnosticism as much as anything else, with "God" as a pink light feeding information in order to save the world, and all the mindfucks therein contemplating such.
I happen prefer the first half of the book, which is pseudo-autobiographical in which Phil narrates and talks about his crazed friend Nick.
Then it gets into Nick's point of view which has far more theological ranting. And, being that this is Dick, the writing isn't always polished but it does have a certain brilliant energy so don't overly nitpick.
Feb 09, fromcouchtomoon rated it liked it. Based on a true delusion. BECAUSE THAT'S A TOTAL LIE AND HARLAN ELLISON IS A LYING LIAR PANTS ON FIRE.
PKD DIDN'T DO DRUGS. EXCEPT FOR WHEN HE TALKS ABOUT DOING DRUGS IN THE EXEGESIS. BUT REALLY, PKD DID NOT USE DRUGS. I don't know if I just read a book about aliens or a book about religion.
Maybe it was both. The book started off interesting enough but the middle part was a chore reading about all the different theories the two came up with and then there was a long, long Bible lesson.
I still don't know what to think about the ending WTF sums it up about right I guess. Mar 28, Jamie rated it really liked it.
Well crafted and paced, and told through multiple narrators, including PKD as himself. This one was PKD's the first shot at novelizing his Feb.
Sometimes one's first ideas are maybe not the most developed or executed but are still essentially the best.
He used his own name in this one, rather than "Horselover Fat" which he used in Valis. Horselover Fat: narrator; Philip in Greek means "fond of horses"; "dick" is German for "fat", which is clever.
It is another strange yet entertaining and enjoyable and unforgettable story of extreme paranoia. It reads more like one of This one was PKD's the first shot at novelizing his Feb.
It reads more like one of PKD's posthumously published non-genre novels as PKD writes sci-fi as if it were true conventional reality. Shelves: literature , science-fiction.
I believe this was the first book I ever read by Phlip K. It wasn't published during his lifetime, although he used themes from it in his book VALIS and its sequels.
In the midst of this, an obscure record clerk in Berkeley starts getting messages from space, which ro I believe this was the first book I ever read by Phlip K.
In the midst of this, an obscure record clerk in Berkeley starts getting messages from space, which roughly correspond to certain Gnostic gospels and heretical Christian ideas.
His life and that of his closest friend, is turned upside down by the experience. That's a bit of a trick however, because Dick actually divides his own personality between that character and Nicholas, who narrates the middle third.
Let me see if I can unpack that a bit for you. Someone who knew Dick once said that he had long conversations with him about an alien who he was in contact with.
Dick would go on and on and give great detail about what the alien had said, what its stated purposes were, what Dick suspected might be behind it, how far he could trust it and so on.
When his friend would ask, "Do you really believe all this? Nicholas has direct experiences of Gnosis, in which he knows at a supra-rational level that the being exists, while Phil is excluded from such experiences, being able only to appreciate Nicholas's claims through reason or dianoia, to stick with the Platonic terminology.
Phil, in the book, is at some pains to point out that he doesn't do any kind of drugs, while it's pretty well established that Dick experimented some.
This seems to speak to the two parts of Dick's mind that were working here - one part believed what it experienced while on drugs, the other part was eternally skeptical.
This book probably represents Dick's efforts to unpack this experience to the best of his ability. That makes it interesting that we begin and end with the rationalist side in control.
It may therefore have been too personal to publish in his lifetime — some questions are better left unanswered. Dressing it up and making it more sci fi probably made it safer to share.
But, apparently, he did finish and correct the proof that was discovered when this was published after his death, so he probably meant for it to happen.
Readers today are free to make their own assessments. May 15, Yannis rated it really liked it Shelves: science-fiction , borrowed.
I didn't expect I'd like it so much. I wanted to read mostly to read about some things mentioned in biographies, interviews etc. Now, this is quite well written for Dick's standard.
Some of his books are obviously produced to quickly and are thus lacking a bit in writing quality although the ideas and the plot are usually mind blowing.
This one combines a fine science fiction story, good writing, nice twists and a lot of clues from Dick's life.
Of course he is himself a character of the book but I didn't expect I'd like it so much. Of course he is himself a character of the book but it's obvious he's also the main character, the protagonist.
Some of the incidents in the book have been mentioned in interviews etc as real? For some Americans it's prophetic in the sense it speaks about this age for some reason.
Well, maybe but I wouldn't say that. Not only I don't want to mess with politics but, more importantly, I think PKD's work speaks for all eras.
Not his own, not our own but throughout the ages. Aug 17, Robert rated it it was ok Shelves: sf. This novel was published posthumously, set from a completed and corrected manuscript that Dick left to a friend.
It contrasts starkly with the completely niave prose of Dick's early work, the author being so technically assured as to even change narrators in mid sentence Feb 04, James rated it really liked it.
A dystopian tale set in a USA under a totalitarian President who is merely a puppet for Russia. Ideal escapist fiction in today's world!
Nov 08, Regina Watts rated it it was amazing. Super fascinating precursor to VALIS and very, very good.
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View All Critic Reviews Jan 02, Insanely bizarre, Radio Free Albemuth is a sci-fi thriller based on a Philip K. Dick novel. The story follows a music producer who believes that he's receiving visions from an omnipotent entity which he calls VALIS; meanwhile America rapidly transforms into a fascist state that cracks down on subversives.
The plot goes to some unbelievably strange places with aliens and alternative dimensions. And, the script doesn't do anything to make it seem any less weird than it sounds.
Additionally, the acting and production values are incredibly bad, and do a poor job of bringing any believability to this mess.
Yet there's something innately fascinating about the story and how it goes to new levels of crazy as it progresses.
Though it's pretty far-out, Radio Free Albemuth provides a thought-provoking exploration of timely philosophical and political issues. Dann M Super Reviewer.
Jul 02, In an alternate-reality America, a music producer receives transmissions from a mysterious entity known as VALIS "Vast Active Living Intelligence System" with advice for overthrowing the fascist President of the United States.
This adaptation of Philip K. Dick's paranoid sci-fi novel sat on the shelf for four years. It has TV miniseries-level production values, but the bizarre plot retains some interest.
Knowledge of Dick's backstory he really believed in VALIS is helpful. Greg S Super Reviewer. Jul 01,Simon hews closely to his Reasons. Howe Radio Free Albemuth: Divine messages via Zwei übern Berg pink laser from space Originally posted at Fantasy Literature Radio Free Albemuth was written Burning Series App Chip but only published posthumously in Resident Alien. Not so, authorities. The film is set inbut since Dick was Fuck Ju Goehte for three years already in this universe, maybe it was an intentional distortion. Radio Free Albemuth is a American film adaptation of the dystopian novel Radio Free Albemuth by author Philip K. Dick, which was written in and published posthumously in The film is written, directed, and produced by John Alan Simon and stars Jonathan Scarfe and Shea Whigham. From Philip K. Dick - author of Blade Runner, Minority Report and A Scanner Darkly - his most prophetic science fiction thriller. Now a feature film. Radio Free Albemuth was written in but only published posthumously in Even for Philip K Dick, this is a bizarre and partly deranged book. It’s a deeply personal autobiographical attempt for him to make sense of a series of bizarre religious experiences he collectively referred to as “”. Directed by John Alan Simon. With Shea Whigham, Jonathan Scarfe, Michael Rothhaar, Katheryn Winnick. Berkeley record store clerk Nick Brady (Jonathan Scarfe) begins to experience strange visions from an entity he calls VALIS that cause him to uproot his family and move to Los Angeles where he becomes a successful music company executive. Insanely bizarre, Radio Free Albemuth is a sci-fi thriller based on a Philip K. Dick novel. The story follows a music producer who believes that he's receiving visions from an omnipotent entity.