I bought A Scanner Darkly after we were shown it in a lecture, it has just appeared to me I haven’t written anything about it, and seeing as I have a cartoon effect which mimics rotoscoping in my video i thought now would be the best time.
I was shocked at first when i noticed the A-list cast, usually in a quirky “arty” film celebs run a mile. Other then this it is hard to miss the visuals, the movement and texture rotoscoping offers is captivating and beautiful, especially when the anonymous body suits are worn. it doesn’t surprise me however that rotoscope was used, the whole basis of the film is about drug abuse and rotoscoping offers a trippy sensation that involves the viewer and helps them relate to the characters. It is a great film and a brilliant piece of rotoscoping.