Saturday, July 15, 2006

A Scanner Darkly

The more I think about the film A Scanner Darkly, the more I find to like about it. The rotoscope animation is fascinating to watch, and I realize how tuned in to body language I am. The script is amazing, sometimes very funny and in the end very sobering. A futuristic slant on drug abuse, coupled with law enforcement tactics, linked with the consequences of addiction. *whew* The casting works, and the acting is spot on. Kudos to Linklater for having the vision to present this story in this form, it forces us to think on a creative and ethical level. This film is a cinematic and intellectual experience I really enjoyed. Well done in many ways.

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