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Old 10-10-2010, 14:13   #1
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Man in the High Castle

Ridley Scott to produce a tv adaption, written by Howard Brenton former script writer on Spooks and playwright, of Philip K. Dick's The Man in a High Castle for the BBC.
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Old 10-10-2010, 14:23   #2
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Ohhhh, like the sound of that. I wonder how much they will veer from the source material.

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A bit of Phillip K Dick is always good.
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Excellent news - can imagine a lot of the subtle nuances / meaning of the text will be difficult to translate to screen so I'll be interested to see if this works as well as his input into Pillars of the Earth.
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I borrowed this from the library earlier this year with high expectations but I was pretty disappointed. Maybe the subtle things were too subtle for me but almost all of the book could have happened whether or not the allies won the war. Even the bits that did talk about the war seemed to be quite obscure. Still I'll give this a chance

Also read Flow my tears, the policeman said which was a lot better IMHO
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I think it s a genius bit of writing, as it manages to convincingly portray a protoganist who realises his reality is not the right one, thats an interesting fear to pull off. He comes to realise the alternate history novel in his universe (where the allies win the war) is the correct future and his isn't, to make it even more interesting the reality in the grasshopper novel isn't our own. Also it is an interesting portrayal of a japanese way of life, and Philip K DIck actually used the I Ching to make all the important decisions in writing the novel.
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I think it s a genius bit of writing, as it manages to convincingly portray a protoganist who realises his reality is not the right one, thats an interesting fear to pull off. He comes to realise the alternate history novel in his universe (where the allies win the war) is the correct future and his isn't, to make it even more interesting the reality in the grasshopper novel isn't our own. Also it is an interesting portrayal of a japanese way of life, and Philip K DIck actually used the I Ching to make all the important decisions in writing the novel.
Not read everything by him but the ones I have read have been unusual but good, thought-provoking stuff: Ubik and Time Out of Joint.
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