|What does a Scanner see? Clearly or darkly?
||[Jul. 26th, 2006|10:41 pm]
So myself and a friend drove out to Buffalo last night to catch the film adaption of Philip K. Dick's book "A Scanner Darkly" on 2C-C.
The movie was intense even on something as mellow as 2C-C, let me tell you. I almost ran out of the theatre during the opening scene where Freck is trying to rid himself and his dog from an infestation of imagined insects. The animation was outstanding and the paranoia-driven dialogue was enough to make you laugh and insane at the same time. It got pretty crazy towards the end when the plot takes on a more serious tone, particularly Arctor's last meeting with the LE Psychiatrists, Arctor's "What does a scanner see?" speech, and then his last conversation with Hank, and it was all I could do to stop myself from freaking the fuck out. The movie takes a very personal approach towards drug use and it will most definitely get into your head if you let it.
If you have a chance to see this movie, do it on a Psychedelic.