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Anyone else excited/wanting to see A Scanner Darkly?
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BoySetsFire



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 11, 2006 1:42 am    Post subject: Anyone else excited/wanting to see A Scanner Darkly? Reply with quote

i know i am!
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 11, 2006 1:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does he say 'Woah' in this one?

I still haven't seen Pirates II yet. I know it's not actually called 'Pirates II', but I prefer it my way.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 11, 2006 1:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not too sure about it, it looks interesting though.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 11, 2006 1:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It does look interesting. I'd go see it if it was showing nearby.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 11, 2006 1:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Man, Scanner Darkly is one of my favorite PKD books. So I'm pretty fucking excited, yeah. I have my doubts about the "painted" animation of the film, but the more previews I see the better I feel about it. I just hope this adaptation stays true to the book. And I recommend you guys read the book, by the way. ALL of his books, in fact.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 11, 2006 1:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i saw Pirates 2 Saturday. it was good, not as good as the first, but still good.

it was a touch long though, abotu 2 and a half hours, roughly.

still, i don't feel as if i wasted my money seeing it, so it's win. that's basically how i rate movies these days. "do i feel cheated payign to see it or not?"
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 11, 2006 1:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've never read the books.

But the movie looks fresh. It looks like something I have seen already. That's something Hollywood desparately needs.

So I'm all for it.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 11, 2006 2:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It looks interesting regardless of the fact that I don't know what the FUCK it's about.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 11, 2006 2:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've been meaning to read more PKD but I refuse to read A Scanner Darkly before I see the movie. None of that because they always fuck it up.

I have seen another movie that used this style of film making. It was really... interesting. It was an existentialist movie called Waking Life (at least, that is how I understood it). A very interesting movie about dreams and life (obviously). The style very much lent itself to the dreaming quality. I really liked the style after a while though it does take some getting used to.

Here's to hoping it is an amazing movie. (I heart Pirates II by the way.)

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 11, 2006 2:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lasairfiona wrote:
I've been meaning to read more PKD but I refuse to read A Scanner Darkly before I see the movie. None of that because they always fuck it up.

I have seen another movie that used this style of film making. It was really... interesting. It was an existentialist movie called Waking Life (at least, that is how I understood it). A very interesting movie about dreams and life (obviously). The style very much lent itself to the dreaming quality. I really liked the style after a while though it does take some getting used to.

Here's to hoping it is an amazing movie. (I heart Pirates II by the way.)


Richard Linnklater made both Waking Life(which I adore) and A Scanner Darkly. Smile There was a really good article in Wired a coupel of months ago about the evolution of the animation style from Waking Life to ASD.

Speaking of movies with neat animation, Sin City 2 is also in pre-production, with most of the same cast back, and Angelina Jolie is rumored to be in it as well Hot damn!
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 11, 2006 2:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wait, isn't it supposed to be the other way around? That is, you experience the original medium before the adaptation. So one should read the book BEFORE the movie version, right? And it makes sense. I don't want my mental images of characters and scenes ruined by the images of the film. How I imagine a particular character to be, based on the text, is something unique and special. When you watch a movie a new depiction is forced upon you. And for some reason I can never seem to get it out of my head. One of the reasons why I try not to watch the movie A Clockwork Orange, no matter how amazing it may be. The book is on my top ten list and it has already been tainted by simply seeing the movie poster. Now whenever I think of the book, I can only imagine Alex as the actor on the poster, not what was originally in my mind. Power of sight, eh?
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 11, 2006 2:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is Waking Life that movie about lucid dreaming? One of my favorite hobbies.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 11, 2006 3:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Spanky wrote:
Is Waking Life that movie about lucid dreaming? One of my favorite hobbies.


Yeah, lucid dreaming. Great movie. A Scanner Darkly looks incredible
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 11, 2006 4:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It did $460k on 17 only screens (or was it 17 theaters, i forget) if anyone cares.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 11, 2006 4:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I will probably not see it. I don't go to many movies, on account of the HIGHWAY ROBBERY which is perpetrated against me every time I try to enter a theater.
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