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Scanner Darkly, A (2006)

In a drug-infested world where 20% of the population are government spies, a reluctant recruit is ordered to snoop on his friends. | guide

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Old Aug 31, 2008, 06:38 PM   #1
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A fine adaptation!

I don't think that I've posted my opinion about this one yet. And I saw it when it was in the theaters too. Nothing to be said but this: as near to a perfect adaptation as you could get. The casting, performances and choice of medium are all unassailable. It managed to convey the book to the screen and to be a very good film in its own right.

In many ways it was better then the book. For one thing, Philip K. ****'s distracting misogyny seems to have been largely removed.

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Old Aug 31, 2008, 08:23 PM   #2
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Re: A fine adaptation!

And all that with Keanu Reeves in the lead role!
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Old Aug 31, 2008, 08:35 PM   #3
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Re: A fine adaptation!

Like I've said before- he is perfect for roles where his character has no idea what is going on and/or is zonked out on heavy psychedelics throughout the film.
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Like I've said before- he is perfect for roles where his character has no idea what is going on and/or is zonked out on heavy psychedelics throughout the film.


Either his life moto, or you are his agent in disguise.




Funny but, Scanner Darkley reminds me of Baz Lurhmanns Romeo & Juilet, couldn't give a crap about Danes or Dicaprio, but all the support characters rock and the visuals are the 3rd lead. Both beautifully executed.
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