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Scanner Darkly, A (2006)

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Old Jan 19, 2008, 02:11 PM   #31
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Yeah, the animation was a big part of it. I think the... Freck?... dude showed it off best. I think this definitely made better use of it than Beowulf did, to be honest I don't really see the point of Beowulf's CGI thing. They looked like dated computer game graphics. If they were more expressive, or something, anything, to justify it, but no...

A Scanner Darkly, like you say, I can't imagine it being done any other way now, but Beowulf... what was the point? Cheaper?
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Old Jan 20, 2008, 05:27 AM   #32
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The guy with the bugs? Loved him.

By all accounts Beowulf was director guy dedicating himself to a new medium (a la Cameron with 3d) and getting worshipped for it.

Having just looked it up, Beowulf is advanced mo-cap (motion capture like The Polare Express). Whilst A Scanner Darkly was filmed and each frame painted over. I like the latter. Empire raved about Beowulf in 3d, dunno.
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Old Jul 1, 2008, 12:47 PM   #33
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Saw this film last night and was quite impressed. It had some of the most interseting dialog I've heard in a while. The animation caught me off guard because I'm not into anime or toons but still a cool film none the less. I really liked the way the director used conventional frames with added artwork. Wonder if it would have been better played straight with some added CGI? This would be a good remake project in a different style.
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