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21st Feb '18 9:48:27 AM nombretomado
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In 2006, it was [[AnimatedAdaptation adapted]] into a [[TheFilmOfTheBook movie]] by RichardLinklater, starring Creator/KeanuReeves, Woody Harrelson, Creator/RobertDowneyJr, and Creator/WinonaRyder. Neither a traditional live-action nor animated feature, the movie was recorded on digital video and then [[{{Rotoscoping}} rotoscoped]] to create a graphic novel-like visual effect, in a similar style to Linklater's earlier film ''Film/WakingLife''. Both versions of the story are well-loved, although some significant elements of the film are different from the novel.

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In 2006, it was [[AnimatedAdaptation adapted]] into a [[TheFilmOfTheBook movie]] by RichardLinklater, Creator/RichardLinklater, starring Creator/KeanuReeves, Woody Harrelson, Creator/RobertDowneyJr, and Creator/WinonaRyder. Neither a traditional live-action nor animated feature, the movie was recorded on digital video and then [[{{Rotoscoping}} rotoscoped]] to create a graphic novel-like visual effect, in a similar style to Linklater's earlier film ''Film/WakingLife''. Both versions of the story are well-loved, although some significant elements of the film are different from the novel.
21st Jan '18 5:21:36 PM nombretomado
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In 2006, it was [[AnimatedAdaptation adapted]] into a [[TheFilmOfTheBook movie]] by RichardLinklater, starring Creator/KeanuReeves, Woody Harrelson, Creator/RobertDowneyJr, and WinonaRyder. Neither a traditional live-action nor animated feature, the movie was recorded on digital video and then [[{{Rotoscoping}} rotoscoped]] to create a graphic novel-like visual effect, in a similar style to Linklater's earlier film ''Film/WakingLife''. Both versions of the story are well-loved, although some significant elements of the film are different from the novel.

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In 2006, it was [[AnimatedAdaptation adapted]] into a [[TheFilmOfTheBook movie]] by RichardLinklater, starring Creator/KeanuReeves, Woody Harrelson, Creator/RobertDowneyJr, and WinonaRyder.Creator/WinonaRyder. Neither a traditional live-action nor animated feature, the movie was recorded on digital video and then [[{{Rotoscoping}} rotoscoped]] to create a graphic novel-like visual effect, in a similar style to Linklater's earlier film ''Film/WakingLife''. Both versions of the story are well-loved, although some significant elements of the film are different from the novel.
6th Dec '17 3:39:49 PM eroock
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->This has been a novel about some people who were punished entirely too much for what they did. They wanted to have a good time, but they were like children playing in the street; they could see one after another of them being killed - run over, maimed, destroyed - but they continued to play anyhow. We really all were very happy for a while, sitting around not toiling but just bullshitting and playing, but it was for such a terrible brief time, and then the punishment was beyond belief: even when we could see it, we could not believe it...
-->--'''A Scanner Darkly''', afterword, ''Creator/PhilipKDick''

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->This ->''This has been a novel about some people who were punished entirely too much for what they did. They wanted to have a good time, but they were like children playing in the street; they could see one after another of them being killed - run over, maimed, destroyed - but they continued to play anyhow. We really all were very happy for a while, sitting around not toiling but just bullshitting and playing, but it was for such a terrible brief time, and then the punishment was beyond belief: even when we could see it, we could not believe it... \n-->--'''A ''
-->-- '''A
Scanner Darkly''', afterword, ''Creator/PhilipKDick''
28th Oct '17 8:38:15 PM CassandraLeo
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** The rehab clinic and the people who run it are pretty much the only side in the entire book that have the word "BAD" ''clearly'' written over them in big black letters.

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** The [[spoiler:The rehab clinic and the people who run it it]] are pretty much the only side in the entire book that have the word "BAD" ''clearly'' written over them in big black letters.



*** Well, until the afterward anyway, where the long list of Dick's now dead, dying or incurably insane addict friends essentially screams "NOT WORTH IT".

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*** Well, until the afterward afterword anyway, where the long list of Dick's now dead, dying or incurably insane addict friends essentially screams "NOT WORTH IT".
6th Aug '17 3:40:27 PM benda
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** In the movie, one of the brands advertised in the liquor store is "St. ''Literature/Ubik''".

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** In the movie, one One of the brands advertised in the liquor store is "St. ''Literature/Ubik''".''Literature/{{Ubik}}''".
6th Aug '17 3:39:46 PM benda
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** In the movie, one of the brands advertised in the liquor store is "St. ''Literature/Ubik''".
6th Aug '17 3:17:08 PM benda
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* FantasticDrug: Downplayed almost to aversion. Substance-D is the most powerful "typical" drug rather than one with any supernatural qualities. As Dick said, "Everything in ''A Scanner Darkly'' I actually saw".

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* FantasticDrug: Downplayed almost to aversion. Substance-D is the most powerful "typical" drug rather than one with any supernatural qualities. As FantasticDrug: Substance-D. Though, as Dick said, "Everything in ''A Scanner Darkly'' I actually saw".
6th Aug '17 3:13:11 PM benda
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* FantasticDrug: Substance-D.

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* FantasticDrug: Substance-D.Downplayed almost to aversion. Substance-D is the most powerful "typical" drug rather than one with any supernatural qualities. As Dick said, "Everything in ''A Scanner Darkly'' I actually saw".
2nd Aug '17 10:07:39 PM Fireblood
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* PoisonAndCureGambit: [[spoiler: New Path]] is behind Substance D, while providing rehabilitation for its addicted users, which includes doing farm work-growing more of the drug.


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* Fanservice: The film shows Bob having sex with a woman, whom he hallucinates is Donna when watching a recording of it.
14th Nov '16 6:31:44 PM PaulA
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* BlackComedy: Dick's deadpan, almost nonchalant presentation of the most bizarre and terrifying events. A character tries to commit suicide by washing down a lot of pills with a very expensive bottle of wine. [[spoiler:It may or may not have worked, but either way the character hallucinates that he spends thousands of years having his sins read to him by a bizarre alien. His response is "At least I had the wine."]]
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