Wednesday, May 12, 2010

The Adjustment Bureau Trailer

13 comments:

jodru said...

What's any of that got to do with PKD? (sigh)

ct-scan said...

What, no dogs barking at garbage men??? j/k

Looks like a cheap thrill, and I'll almost certainly see it in the theaters.

(RFA is what I've really been waiting for.)

The History Rat said...

Wow!

Vegas Rich said...

I will wait till this is on cable it is not a real Dick story they are just using his name. The synopsis of the movie has nothing to do with Dick's original story so why bother.

Pantomime Horse said...

Vegas Rich,
The OCR text isn't on Wikisource yet but a scan of the real Philip K. Dick story from original magazine appearance with two illustrations by Faragasso is on Wikimedia Commons at http://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=File%3AThe_Adjustment_Team%2C_1954.djvu&page=1. You'll need a browser plug-in for DJVU to read it if you don't already have such a plug-in. They are available as freeware, just use a search engine to locate appropriate one for your browser. I think the illustration on the first page of the story is much cooler than anything I saw in the movie trailer.

I also might watch the movie sometime on TV but not at the movies or on DVD. It might be better than the trailer suggests to me but emotionally I can't get past the apparent exploitation of Philip K. Dick's name and the ESP involvement which is ethically questionable to put it mildly. Oh, in case ESP or the Trust wants to whine or make threats I'll note a JPG scan of the magazine's Table of Contents with copyright notice is also in Wikimedia Commons.

theruggedman said...

darkcity anyone

and which pkd story is this based on, i can't identify it.

John Henning said...

Actually, I think Chris Nolan's upcoming movie INCEPTION may steal the PKD thunder this year. The basic idea is that [POSSIBLE SPOILER]






DiCaprio runs a corporate espionage team that uses advanced technology to get inside people's dreams and either steal their ideas or insert their own ideas into these people. One major motif or theme is that it is hard to tell if you are in a dream or in waking life.

Personally, from what I can find, this is about as close to an adaptation of UBIK as one can get without going to court.

pete said...

The "reality adjustment" scenes looked cool and Emily Blunt is hot in that button-nosed, saucer-eyed English girl kind of way, so I'll happily watch it on DVD. Is it pure PKD? Naw, but who really cares, it's just a short story. Now when they get Michael Bay to direct UBIK, then I'm gonna get pissed off...

ct-scan said...

I agree that Inception looks very interesting from it's trailers.

giospurs said...

The Adjustment Bureau looks awful. It takes an interesting premise and turns it into a very un-interesting story.
Inception on the other hand, looks great. Nolan is on a roll and I can't see him disappointing with this one.

Tobias said...

i never understood why people always whine about how a movie is not close enough to the source novel/story. i don't care, as long as the movie is good. this sure looks awesome.

Dusted Don said...

i read an interview recently with the great Italian horror director Dario Argento. When asked about people wanting to re-make his films. He basically said that he thought it was kind of counter-productive to pay money to buy the rights to the name/script/story just make a totaly differant film. doesn't make much sense.

Craig D. said...

Personally, from what I can find, this is about as close to an adaptation of UBIK as one can get without going to court.

Frankly, I'm shocked that the producers of Vanilla Sky (and the movie that it's a remake of, Open Your Eyes) weren't sued into a fine powder over the blatant similarities to Ubik.