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Uncle Steezo
09-23-2010, 01:17 PM
This "scanner darkly style" animated movie is a headtrip with deep philosophical discussions about life, relationships, dreams and the nature of reality.

basically dude is caught in a neverending dream in which he meets and talks with various characters about life. highly recommended.

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watch it here.
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=7583894250854515095#

cutn' heads
09-23-2010, 02:21 PM
story looks cool. not sure how i feel about the animation... eh...

Uncle Steezo
09-23-2010, 02:33 PM
the animation adds to the "you are in a dream" effect. after a while you stop paying attention to the animation and the fact that the animation style changes from scene to scene.

Mindsword
09-23-2010, 02:46 PM
i was not near stoned enough last time i tried watching it...

maybe ill try again at some other point

cutn' heads
09-23-2010, 02:54 PM
the animation adds to the "you are in a dream" effect. after a while you stop paying attention to the animation and the fact that the animation style changes from scene to scene.

i dont dream like that... it's not so bad that i wont peep it. im gonna check and see if netflix streams it...

Dr. Simon Hurt
09-23-2010, 03:10 PM
classic film imo....linklater did the rotoscoping technique in this before 'a scanner darkly' but i think it's even more ffective here for the content. there's alot of heady discussions in this movie on cosciousness, the nature of humanity, perception...some people might consider it pretentious, but it is immensely enjoyable and merits multiple viewings.

is alex jones the guy driving around with the megaphone?

RA EL
09-23-2010, 03:18 PM
Word, this girl I use to work with from the U.K. put me on to this.

ironmantis
09-23-2010, 03:49 PM
This is a brilliant movie. I'm not one for Animation films really, but I didn't really think about it once I got into the film, which is easy to do as there are many interesting characters and dialogues to keep you going.

This film is in my collection but I guess i'm biased as I have every film from Richard Linklater.

Uncle Steezo
09-23-2010, 04:01 PM
favorite conversations in the flick?

i liked the fast talking "evolution of humanity" dude and the thick eyebrowed guy on the bridge who said " i can love and make love to my understanding of life and on romantic evenings, salsa dance with my confusion"

profound.

Lex Lugor
09-23-2010, 04:03 PM
better than scanner darkly?

Dr. Simon Hurt
09-23-2010, 04:06 PM
^two different types of films, really.
i enjoyed this one more, but 'scanner' is probably one of the most effective adaptations of a novel i've seen.

TheBoarzHeadBoy
09-23-2010, 05:06 PM
Does anyone actually dream like that? My dreams are like real life mixed with a touch of CGI at times when things get fuzzy. I don't get it. Dreams are like conscious life but the plots don't add up and things are randomly there or not there one minute and there the next.

Uncle Steezo
09-23-2010, 09:05 PM
dream types are unique to each mind.
my dreams are so vivd that at times i can't tell the diff even tho the plot is impossible by most standards. but in the end, i can usually see exactly where the plot and characters come from as they relate to my waking life.

TheBoarzHeadBoy
09-23-2010, 11:56 PM
Sometimes I can. Sometimes I'm wrestling Polar bears in the artic or I'm stabbing Jerry Stiller in a hospital ward full of mutated children who I use as meat shields against the wild shots popping off from Method Man and the douche from Limp Bizkit.

ironmantis
10-07-2010, 03:36 PM
favorite conversations in the flick?

i liked the fast talking "evolution of humanity" dude and the thick eyebrowed guy on the bridge who said " i can love and make love to my understanding of life and on romantic evenings, salsa dance with my confusion"

profound.

This segment in the vid below had me amused at how confusing it is to understand it but I still enjoyed it.

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Also, I like the guy driving the boat car. He said "I feel like my transport should be an extension of my personality, voila"

And when Wiley is just about to get with that girl from the train station later on in the movie, he wakes up, lol.

And of course, I like the bits that Richard Linklater is in himself in the boat car and at the end of the movie playing the pinball machine.


Btw, if you like that Speed Levitch segment on the bridge, you should check out the short film Live from Shiva's dance floor, which is from Richard Linklater as well.

food for thought
10-08-2010, 12:09 PM
i tried to tell yall about this shit

i made a thread about it here a while ago and there was nothing but tumbleweeds in there


that shit is dope though. its the type of film that you have to watch numerous times to get all or most of the messages

DeathRott
10-08-2010, 12:15 PM
I fucking love this film.
it really makes sense what the poeple he talks to say.
mad props for posting this.
if dreams are real while it lasts, can't you say the same for life?

ironmantis
10-08-2010, 06:44 PM
i tried to tell yall about this shit

i made a thread about it here a while ago and there was nothing but tumbleweeds in there


that shit is dope though. its the type of film that you have to watch numerous times to get all or most of the messages

Props for making a thread about this a hile ago and trying to get people on to this film. It's one not to be missed.

I saw this film when it first came out in the cinema in 2002 and I still haven't been able to comprehend everything being said in this film, but you just gotta love it, lol.

I guess i'm biased though as Richard Linklater is one of my favourite Writer/Producer/Director's along with Kevin Smith.