Friday, August 6, 2010

Waking Life (2001)

Director: Richard Linklater. Cast: Wiley Wiggins, Kim Krizan, Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy, Caveh Zahedi, Adam Goldberg, Steven Soderbergh, Richard Linklater. 99 min. Rated R. Animation.

Strange. This profound philosophical animation about dreams by the great hyper-realist Linklater, hits every chord the recent Inception has (and even more, including the subject of death); while Inception's sales are shooting sky high as an "original" story nine years later, and Waking Life is a no-namer. A pure example of how communicating with the masses makes a difference, no matter how convoluted the subject matter is. And why is it that a conversation between Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy is always the best part of a movie?

(PS: Thank you Armin, for the recommendation.)

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