Tuesday, May 15, 2007

A Scanner Darkly

OK, so I am a bit behind with my movies right now. But if you have not seen A Scanner, then it gets a firm thumbs up from us.

It is filmed in the very unusual technique called Rotoscoping. Rather than using the original hand drawn version, as say in the classic, but cheesey 80s pop video by A-Ha, the animation is all digital. It is slick, and feels, well a bit a like you are tripping (*apparently*). Considering the subject of the film, the effect is no coincidence.

Combine the visuals with a very sharp dialogue (much apparently taken from the original book), this is a very good, if not disturbing film.

Right up our street!

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