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In theaters July 7, 'A Scanner Darkly' is Richard Linklaterís adaptation of the Philip K. Dick classic novel. Graham Reynolds composed the original music, which he performed with a cast of Austin-based musicians including his group Golden Arm Trio. The soundtrack recording, on Lakeshore Records, features the score plus two re-mixes, by DJ Spooky and Jack Dangers (Meat Beat Manifesto).
'A Scanner Darkly' tells the darkly comedic, but deeply tragic tale of drug use in the modern world. The film plays like a graphic novel come to life to create a haunting version of America, seven years from now. Americaís endless and futile war on drugs has become one and the same with its war on terror. Reluctant undercover agent Bob Arctor (Keanu Reeves) follows orders to spy on his friends, Jim Barris (Robert Downey Jr.), Ernie Luckman (Woody Harrelson), Donna Hawthorne (Winona Ryder), and Charles Freck (Rory Cochrane). When he is directed to step up the surveillance on himself, he is launched on a paranoid journey into the absurd, where identities and loyalties are impossible to decode.
To interpret this story Richard Linklater used a unique technique. He took live-action photography and overlaid it with an advanced animation process known as interpolated rotoscoping which he first employed in the film 'Waking Life.'
An original visual experience needs an original score. Thatís where Graham Reynolds came in.
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