A Scanner Darkly

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  1. 'Daniel'

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    New film with ensembleish cast, 7 years in the future. Starring keanu Reeves, Robert Downey Jr, Woody Harrelson, Winona Rider and more.

    Not quite sure what it's about but it has an amazing effect applied that makes it appear like an animation. Check it out:

    (requires quicktime)
    http://pdl.warnerbros.com/wip/us/med/scanner_darkly/scanner_darkly_a_tlr2_qt_500.mov


     
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    SYNOPSIS
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    "A Scanner Darkly" is set in suburban Orange County, California in a future where America has lost the war on drugs. When one reluctant undercover cop is ordered to start spying on his friends, he is launched on a paranoid journey into the absurd, where identities and loyalties are impossible to decode. It is a cautionary tale of drug use based on the novel by Philip K. Dick and his own experiences.

    Like a graphic novel come to life, "A Scanner Darkly" will use live action photography overlaid with an advanced animation process (interpolated rotoscoping) to create a haunting, highly stylized vision of the future. The technology, first employed in Richard Linklater’s 2001 film "Waking Life," has evolved to produce even more emotional impact and detail.

    --© Warner Independent Pictures

    Looks sweet, i'll watch it.
     
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    Yup. Can't wait!!
     
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    I really don't like the look of that animation. :roll:
     
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    Waking Life was cool. I haven't read A Scanner Darkly yet, but it's PKD, so I'm looking forward to the movie.
     
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    Hmm, sounds like a new author I need to explore.
     
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    Here's some info on him. He wrote the book Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, which the movie Blade Runner was based on. He also wrote the short story "The Minority Report".

    Here's some links:
    http://www.philipkdick.com/
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philip_K._Dick
     

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