The Life Unwired with Ben Combee (unwiredben) wrote,
The Life Unwired with Ben Combee

SXSW: A Scanner Darkly

The TBA film on this year's schedule was a almost final version of Linklater's "A Scanner Darkly". The visuals of the film were all locked, but in Matt Dentler's introduction, he said they were still working on the final sound mix, and the end credits were also incomplete.

I love this film. The animation, shown in HD at the Paramount, popped off the screen and kept surprising me with its inventiveness. Robert Downy and Woody Harrelson shine in secondary roles, and Keanu works as the main character. I was also glad to see local access TV host Alex Jones shocked by a cattle prod :) It is a Linklater film, so it does get a bit talky but it was always interesting. I also really liked the score work by Austin's Graham Reynolds (aka The Golden Arm Trio), and I noticed that Foleyvision maestro Buzz Moran did a lot of the sound design for the film.

I'll certainly be up for a repeat viewing when it is released this summer.
Tags: austin, movies, sxsw 2006
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