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Slacker

Saturday, April 4th, 2009
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Waking Life Clips

Friday, March 23rd, 2007

I had a chance to watch ‘s animated film the other day. Though I and I felt the film was oddly compelling, it felt tedious too. The movie is basically about the main character running into one person after another, all of whom espouse their various world views to him, be it about…

The Dreamers

Or Buddhist Philosophy

Language, Evolution, Nothing New & Time

I stuck with the movie because of the animation and frankly because it
was different, but the philosophizing began to wear on me. I was like,
where’s the action? In the following scene, the main character is hit by a car and it introduces the theme of the movie, dreams within dreams. I thought, yeah, these these whoa! concepts is the kind of stuff you’d talk about if you were stoned.

And it struck me: Of course! This movie was designed to be watched while on acid. Seriously. The shifting colors and backgrounds, the philosophical parade, even the score lent themselves to the creation of a "freak out" movie. After I figured that out, I could watch the rest of the film with fascination rather than tedium:

Government Conspiracy

Conservative radio talk show personality and conspiracy theorist rants:

Dreams As Reality

Lucid Dreams

Dream Is Destiny

Floating

Free Will

Abundance Of Life

Existentialism

Self Destructive Man

Revenge

Ants

Richard Linklater’s Waking Life – Video Clip

Saturday, December 9th, 2006

I’m a big fan of and his films. The following clip is from his 2001 film :

A Scanner Darkly Trailer/Interviews

Monday, July 17th, 2006

I saw Richard Linklater‘s at on Saturday, the only place it was playing in the Twin Cities. Very odd. Anyway, it was fantastic. I loved the and the story is still sinking in; during the film, you’re always trying to keep up with what’s going on because the plot is a bit serpentine. I’m going to finally have to start reading ‘s stories, considering I loved and as well.

, , and our own Minnesota girl turn in very good performances. is fantastic in the film; it looks like he did a lot of ad-libbing. Check out this hilarious scene (from NicktheTaurus at YouTube):

is solid enough but it always is a bit distracting that he occasionally slips into a impression. He sounded a lot like Eastwood in as well, but there was a certain logic to that because the movie had a Dirty Harryesque veteran/rookie cop dynamic going through it. You can see his Eastwood impersonation in this clip:

A Scanner Darkly Trailer:

Interview with Winona Ryder:

Interview with Keanu Reeves and director, :

Interview with Rory Cochrane:

Here’s an , the . and from silverhawk at YouTube.

Finally, IGN has posted .

A Scanner Darkly is one of those films I’ll get for my DVD collection. But if you’re not a member in good standing of the Widescreen, High-Definition Community, I’d suggest you go see it. Now.

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