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  Philip K. Dick - A Scanner Darkly Film Adaptation
The history of the A Scanner Darkly option (and subsequent development) is interesting and unique, but we will save the details of it, perhaps for a later date.
A Scanner Darkly is one of our father's most personal stories because much of it is based on his own experiences.
We all hope that when this project is completed and fans watch this film, they will feel that the interpretation reflects the true spirit of the original story, and also know that the genesis of the project is the love and respect for Philip K. Dick.
www.philipkdick.com /films_scanner-061204.html   (790 words)

 IGN: A Scanner Darkly Review
When the concept of adapting A Scanner Darkly was discussed, the film was a natural fit for the team, and its bizarre, often dreamlike elements of a near future seemed like a natural fit for a return to the rotoscoping process.
This is a film that constantly twists and turns, tip-tapping between the paranoia of character's minds and what is actually happening with such a smooth flow, audiences may find themselves lost quickly.
Scanner is another strong performance, a feat worthy of respect considering how much of the final result needed to be imagined on set before animators worked to craft what is ultimately seen on screen.
filmforce.ign.com /articles/716/716695p1.html   (1038 words)

 Scanner Producer Talks About Controversial New Film
The Producer of A Scanner Darkly, the much anticipated avente garde cult blockbuster that premiered Friday, says that among the many influences for the film's underlying themes are contemporary concerns about surveillance, the concentration of power in society, and the use of fear to manipulate populations.
A Scanner Darkly is a powerful dystopic film set in the terrifying near future-- a world controlled by high-tech surveillance and ruled by a liberty-destroying police state.
Scanner was an update on Dick's book as the premise was expanded from the backdrop of the war on drugs into the war on terror.
prisonplanet.com /articles/july2006/080706scannerproducer.htm   (875 words)

 A Scanner Darkly - Film-Flam
A Scanner Darkly is a 2006 film by Richard Linklater starring Keanu Reeves, Winona Ryder, Woody Harrelson, Robert Downey Jr.
Extensive on-set footage of the filming of A Scanner Darkly was featured in a UK documentary about Richard Linklater directed by Irshad Ashraf and broadcast on Channel 4 in December 2004.
Though several popular films based on Philip K. Dick's writing have been released since the first, 1982's Blade Runner, A Scanner Darkly is the first American-made adaptation since Blade Runner to be based on one of Dick's full novels instead of a short story.
www.film-flam.com /wiki/index.php?title=A_Scanner_Darkly   (736 words)

 A Scanner Darkly (film) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The movie was screened at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival and the 2006 Seattle International Film Festival, and the world premiere took place at Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts on April 30, 2006.
The film takes place in 2013, assuming the "seven years from now" setting is in relation to the film's 2006 release date.
As with all film adaptations of novels, numerous scenes and subplots were not included in the film, such as Arctor visiting a female friend trapped in an abusive relationship and Arctor attempting to admit himself to New Path to track down a drug smuggler he believes to be hiding there.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/A_Scanner_Darkly_(film)   (1728 words)

 The Austin Chronicle Film Listings
In other words, events in the film are happening in the great big now, similar to the way they occurred in the past, will unfold in the future, and always will be as long as there are governments, and citizens, and drugs that fuel the paranoaic fears intrinsic to all sides of the equation.
What A Scanner Darkly excels at is mood and tone, and Dick’s mixed-up story about there being no difference between cops and criminals in a world of pervasive surveillance is as cautionary a tale today and tomorrow as it was 30 years ago.
Bollywood film about a widowed father in need of cash who is recruited by the police to masquerade as the leader of an international gang of thieves.
www.austinchronicle.com /gyrobase/Calendar/Film?Film=oid:383818   (733 words)

 /FILM - Movie Review: A Scanner Darkly
A Scanner Darkly is set seven years in the future somewhere in Southern California.
The movie was filmed and rotoscoped in the same technique used in Richard Linklater's 2001 experiment Waking Life.
This film has tons of funny intellectual quotables that are perfect for the the smart college audience, if they can ever find this movie.
www.slashfilm.com /article.php/2006070700491954   (482 words)

 Warner Independent Pictures' A Scanner Darkly -- The Official Film site   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Since the film would be animated overtop of the live action, makeup and lighting were less of a concern, as were equipment like booms or mics sneaking into a scene.
The film is slated to be released in 2005.
In addition to his film work, Harrelson first endeared himself to millions of viewers as a member of the ensemble cast of NBC's long-running hit comedy, "Cheers." For his work as the affable bartender Woody Boyd, Harrelson won an Emmy in 1988 and was nominated four additional times during his eight-year run on the show.
www.scannerdarklymovie.com   (7598 words)

 A Scanner Darkly : film review
Yet in the unstable world of A Scanner Darkly, where identities blur and realities shift under the constant influence of mind-altering substances, all the distorted layerings of perspective leave little room for an objective viewpoint.
Staring 'through a scanner darkly' at his own image, Arctor neither understands, nor indeed likes, what he sees of the life rapidly fragmenting before him.
Towards the film's grim finale, one character wonders whether anyone will ever truly know what Arctor has done, or whether he will be more than just "a footnote in a history book".
www.musicomh.com /films2/scanner-darkly_0706.htm   (541 words)

 A Scanner Darkly: Independent Film Guide - Moviefone
The animation process succeeds in conveying a hypnotizing feel to the film, a sense that's further imparted by the Radiohead-heavy soundtrack.
And their reaction after they've stopped the car and escaped with their lives is more delusional hilarity than serious reaction to a near-death experience.
'Scanner' comes with a bona fide A-list sci-fi pedigree: Linklater adapted the screenplay from a novel by Philip K. Dick (on whose novel 'Blade Runner' is based; his short stories are the basis for 'Minority Report,' 'Total Recall' and 'Paycheck').
movies.aol.com /indie-film-guide/a-scanner-darkly-movie-keanu-reeves?ncid=AOLMOV00180000000004   (417 words)

 Philip K. Dick - A Scanner Darkly
Scanner artists unveil web site featuring their work on this and other projects.
Soma Magazine's "Film Issue" (Feb. 2006) has a nice article on A Scanner Darkly by Kristopher Monroe.
A Scanner Darkly Sneak Peek - Report from Refest 2005 in Hollywood on philipkdickfans.com (October 1, 2005)
www.philipkdick.com /films_scanner.html   (520 words)

 A Scanner Darkly Launches *an amazing* Website and Trailer   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
A Scanner Darkly stars Keanu Reaves, Robert Downy, Jr., Woody Harrelson, Winona Ryder and features Alex Jones himself-- still bullhorning the truth in the future nightmare world.
The Warner Brothers film is currently slated for release on July 7, 2006.
If the quality of both the trailer and the website are any indication, this film is likely to blow open previous movie conventions and deliver a powerful warning of a not-so-distant world that we can only hope will not solidify into a permanent prison planet.
www.infowars.com /articles/media/scanner_darkly_website_launched.htm   (209 words)

 Linklater On A Scanner Darkly: "It's The World We're Living In"
Acclaimed director Richard Linklater, also currently turning heads for his comments on the Bush administration, joined GCN radio host Alex Jones for a discussion on the deeper aspects of the motivations behind A Scanner Darkly and the message it is intended to broadcast.
Parallels to modern day developments have been noted in all the major reviews of the film and it is usually the favorite topic of the media during Scanner press conferences.
Linklater said the film was his contribution to the wider underlying resistance that is building against the gradual erosion of freedom in western society.
www.prisonplanet.com /articles/july2006/120706scannerdarkly.htm   (729 words)

 A Scanner Darkly - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The semi-autobiographical story was set in a dystopian Orange County, California in the future of June 1994.
Furthermore, the initials of Scanner Darkly are also the initials of Substance D, which the characters refer to as Slow Death.
An audiobook of A Scanner Darkly was released in the summer of 2006.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Scanner_Darkly   (2143 words)

 Click2Houston.com - @ The Movies - Review: 'A Scanner Darkly' Wild Warning From Sci Fi Master
In fact, "A Scanner Darkly" is dedicated to his many friends who died from using drugs.
Linklater brilliantly chose to tell "A Scanner Darkly" with a unique animation technique that he helped pioneer in 2001 with the movie, "A Waking Life." The movie is shot like a live-action feature, transferred to digital video and animated with a process called interpolated rotoscoping.
"A Scanner Darkly" was written in 1977, but like most of Dick's books, is so timely it could have been written last year with its themes of Big Brother watching and how drugs are used by the government and ourselves to control our lives.
www.click2houston.com /atthemovies/9506662/detail.html   (854 words)

 A Scanner Darkly reveals the near future police state   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
A Scanner Darkly represents the latest example of a refreshing and burgeoning trend in Hollywood that seeks to enlighten the viewer into recognizing the real world prison barriers being erected around society today.
A Scanner Darkly represents both a warning and a shining tribute to the abilities of a prominent new crop of Hollywood producers and directors.
A Scanner Darkly must be commended for its artistic flair and bold intellectual stance.
www.infowars.com /articles/media/scanner_darkly_reveals_ps.htm   (725 words)

 LatinoReview.com - The Latin Perspective On All Films! - Film/Movie Previews - A Scanner Darkly
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.
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 Paranoid Music Score for A Scanner Darkly
The composer began working on Linklater's film, based on Philip K. Dick's book about the effects of drug use on an undercover narc (Keanu Reeves) and those within his world, even before Linklater began shooting.
After receiving a rough cut of the video footage on which the animation would be based in the fall of 2004, Reynolds began recording with various players from his local Golden Arm Trio, a group whose members rotate, but always includes Reynolds.
The digital recording process was new for Reynolds and Moran, and it successfully places the audience in the uncomfortable world of the film's drug-addicted characters.
mixonline.com /sound4picture/film_tv/audio_scanner_darkly   (904 words)

 Austin Film Society :: Premiere :: A SCANNER DARKLY   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
A SCANNER DARKLY is set in suburban Orange County, California, in a future where America has lost the war on drugs.
Like a graphic novel come to life, A SCANNER DARKLY uses live action photography overlaid with an advanced animation process (interpolated rotoscoping) to create a haunting, highly stylized vision of the future.
The Austin Film Society promotes the appreciation of film and supports creative filmmaking.
www.austinfilm.org /premieres/a_scanner_darkly.php   (221 words)

 A Scanner Darkly (2006)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
He tells this story within the framework of a surreal science fiction thriller, but many of the scenes are straight from his own experiences with the unpleasant consequences of people using drugs and disintegrating mentally.
This film does an amazing job of capturing the feel and tone of the book as well as the paranoia, perceptual distortions, and chaos of hallucinogenic overindulgence.
I have a couple of minor quibbles regarding scenes from the book that only partially made the cut (no explanation for the significance of "If I'd known it was harmless I would have killed it myself, no little kid to explain how 6 and 3 gears means 18 speeds).
www.imdb.com /title/tt0405296   (539 words)

 2006 Los Angeles Film Festival - A Scanner Darkly
Richard Linklater’s adaptation of Philip K. Dick’s sci-fi classic of paranoia and drug use is a darkly funny, visually arresting journey into the not-too-distant future.
Employing the same animation methods as Waking Life, A Scanner Darkly is the story of Fred, an undercover cop, who is also Bob, an undercover drug dealer.
The Los Angeles Film Festival is a program of Film Independent.
www.lafilmfest.com /tixSYS/2006/filmguide/event.php?EventNumber=4374   (163 words)

 A Scanner Darkly (2006) - MovieWeb
July 11th, 2006: The actor talks about his new film, plus gives us the lowdown on the new David Fincher film.
Winona Ryder, Keanu Reeves and Richard Linklater Tackle A Scanner Darkly
July 15th, 2005: Inside the film with the animators and producers.
www.movieweb.com /movies/film/62/2462/summary.php   (415 words)

 Warner Independent Pictures - The Official Site
Warner Independent Pictures aims to be a home to films that are adventurous, intimate, personal, taboo-breaking, and experimental, and to artists who explore the unexamined with courage and insight, and in ways that shed new light on the human condition.
The film is written and directed by Douglas McGrath ("Emma," "Nicholas Nickelby") and stars Toby Jones, Sandra Bullock, Daniel Craig, Peter Bogdonovich, Jeff Daniels, Hope Davis, Gwyneth Paltrow, Isabella Rossellini, Juliet Stevenson and Sigourney Weaver.
Keenly observed, the film charts the amorous affair of a married man with his best friend's wife and how their liaison upsets the delicate balance of relationships, culminating in a fling between their spouses.
wip.warnerbros.com   (2743 words)

 CBC.ca - Arts - Film
A conversation with Toronto film festival co-director Noah Cowan
Film pioneer Don Owen the subject of a new book
A filmmaker reports from the film festival in Utah
www.cbc.ca /arts/film   (1073 words)

 wcbstv.com - 'Pirates' Becomes Year's Top-Grossing Film   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The movie has quickly become the year's top-grossing film, rocketing past "X-Men: The Last Stand," which has taken in $232 million in eight weeks.
After a strong start in narrow release the previous weekend, Warner Independent's sci-fi drug-addiction tale "A Scanner Darkly" expanded to more theaters and broke into the top 10 with $1.2 million.
The movie, featuring Keanu Reeves, Winona Ryder and Robert Downey Jr., was shot in live action then painted over with digital animation.
wcbstv.com /entertainment/entertainment_story_197202653.html   (584 words)

 A SCANNER DARKLY (Keanu Reeves, Winona Ryder, Robert Downey Jr.) MOVIE INFO - TheMovieBox.Net
A SCANNER DARKLY (Keanu Reeves, Winona Ryder, Robert Downey Jr.) MOVIE INFO - TheMovieBox.Net
Richard Linklater (The Bad News Bears, The School of Rock, Waking Life, Before Sunset, Dazed and Confused)
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