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Powerful New Film Expertly Exposes Phony
Drug War & Police State
A Scanner Darkly set to shake collective unconsciousness through viral popular culture shot in the arm
A new film set for release later this year chronicles how power interests exploit the drug war in order to create unthinking armies of drone servants and erect police state measures to prevent the people from ever glimpsing the dark truth behind a highly mechanized surveillance panopticon.
A Scanner Darkly is a powerful dystopic film set in the terrifying near future-- a world controlled by high-tech surveillance and ruled by a liberty-destroying police state. Director Richard Linklater picks up where he left off with his ground-breaking Waking Life-- its rotoscoped look has now advanced exponentially into a startling visual element which only supports the themes of this new film. A Scanner Darkly is a heavily researched, amazingly conceived blend of Phillip K. Dick's acclaimed novel and the frightening real technology emerging in our threatened world.
The film stars Keanu Reeves, Robert Downy, Jr., Woody Harrelson, Winona Ryder and features Alex Jones himself-- still bullhorning the truth in the future nightmare world. The Warner Brothers film is currently slated for release on July 7, 2006.
This movie brilliantly exposes the fraud of the drug war and how governments and power interests engender chaos in order to maintain their stranglehold on the human population.
Set in suburban Orange County California in the near future, undercover cop Keanu Reeves is ordered to start spying on his friends. A leviathan corporation, New Path, controls a drug named substance D, which causes its users to experience paranoid delusions and fantasies and eventually turns them into zombies.
An iron fist police state, a multi-tentacle surveillance grid and the abolition of freedom of speech protects the truth behind Substance D, a reality the characters seek to quantify in the midst of their hallucinogenic haze.
Society is managed similar to the tyranny of Communist China, where protesters are simply grabbed off the street and disappeared, as encapsulated by Alex Jones' role.
The final unveiling of the scope of how New Path exploits the addiction of Substance D users for its own purposes will leave the viewer reeling from a volcanic blast of contemporary social commentary.
If you enjoyed the rotoscoping effects seen on Waking Life then prepare yourself to be blown away by the visual appeal of this masterpiece. Every single frame is a work of art. The creators have managed to produce a graphic novel come to life, without losing one iota of the facial characteristics and body language encountered through standard cinematography.
The film is a multi-layered waterfall of refreshing ideas and concepts. Running parallel is a strong and consistent element of humor throughout.
A Scanner Darkly represents the latest example of a refreshing and burgeoning trend in Hollywood that seeks to enlighten the viewer into recognizing the real world prison barriers being erected around society today.
The contribution A Scanner Darkly will make to the alternative truth movement cannot be understated. For those who believe in the possibility of the 100th monkey syndrome and how the collective unconsciousness can be changed through popular culture, Scanner stands out as a watershed moment in the desire to lift the human spirit and create a better world not just through deeds but the very act of thought and understanding alone.
A Scanner Darkly is a ripple in the fabric of human awakening and its impact will send shockwaves through the New World Order architects and make them fully understand that a growing majority are becoming aware of their machinations and plans.
This isn't airy fairy nebulous wishful thinking, it is historically visible that revolutions in the way we perceive the world around us and thus change it occur simultaneously and as a result of positive viral injections, whether they come from science, religion, technology, maverick individuals or popular culture. Film is still the zeitgeist of the human psyche.
A Scanner Darkly is a prescient warning of the near-term world that awaits us all unless we stand in the way of those who would seek to crush the human soul and shackle an infinite ball and chain around our feet.
The sheer genius behind the creation of the Scanner website is a joy to behold. This is the most 'leap off the monitor' website you are ever likely to see. It puts you in the position of the Scanner, able to cycle through different surveillance subjects and overview their connections to each other.
Also featured is New Path's psychological evaluation tool. What will a Scanner see in you? It depends on what you see in the images provided. You will soon learn that Substance D causes enough confusion for you to be labeled with a level of brain dysfunction that requires at least observation if not immediate treatment.
The website tracks the number of mouse clicks you make, eerie instant messages pop up, and you can put your own live image on the website with a webcam.
There is even an option to upload your own artwork, using either templates provided by the website or entirely your own creation from scratch. Screensavers, wallpaper, buddy icons, trailers, audio files and e-cards are just some of the other great features offered.
The appeal and 'stickability' of this website will keep you clicking round for at least an hour to make sure you sample the full smorgasbord of what it has to offer. Click here to visit the website now.
If the quality of both the trailer and the website are any indication, this film is likely to blow open previous movie conventions and deliver a powerful warning of a not-so-distant world that we can only hope will not solidify into a permanent prison planet.
Philip K. Dick was a visionary decades ahead of his time. A Scanner Darkly represents both a warning and a shining tribute to the abilities of a prominent new crop of producers and directors.
A Scanner Darkly must be commended for its artistic flair and bold intellectual stance. We are sure that it will join the tide of change in making Americans think for themselves and devise creative new ways to reach new people and spread the truth about what is taking place in our world.
It is important to support this film in every way possible and open the door for other similar creations to follow in its footsteps.