Friday, December 28, 2007
Steven Hart Reviews 'A Scanner Darkly'
Author and critic Steven Hart reviews Richard Linklater's adaptation of 'A Scanner Darkly' here.
He doesn't particularly like the movie, and while I disagree with the review, it is well thought out and worth the read. Hart writes,
"The 2006 film adaptation of Philip K. Dick’s novel A Scanner Darkly is the kind of failure that can only be produced by an exceptionally talented and intelligent artist — one who loves his material so deeply that he can’t step back and realize that his approach is fundamentally misguided, and hollows out the core of what drew him to the material in the first place."
Personally, I feel like Hart is too attached to his own vision for Scanner to see how effectively Linklater's vision works, but to each his own, and you can't help but appreciate Hart's love for PKD.