I’ve read A Scanner, Darkly and I’m now in the process of re-reading it. I have seen previews and reviews of the film version so I assume it’s out (at least in some markets). Now I’m curious about what the Dopers in Café Society think of this film.
My impression is very mixed. Keanu Reeves is the main character, something that is almost-but-not-quite a dealbreaker for me at this point. It’s filmed in the same rotoscope style Linklater used in “Waking Life”, a film I rented but couldn’t sit through. It’s not a technology I really enjoy but, again, not a dealbreaker. I’m not especially a fan of Linklater’s work but, hell, at least Verhoeven or Boll isn’t involved. Finally, I’m not sure it’s a novel that translates well to film. Dick used an ‘interior’ style and focused on Arctor’s feelings and thoughts and other things unsaid. On the other hand, I’d like to see how the scramble suits were animated.