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trippintreavor
April 3rd, 2006, 05:58 PM
Iím new to this site, looking to discuss edgy SF movies. Iím looking forward to seeing A Scanner Darkly. I really like the experimental technique Linklater uses. Thereís this other one, Beings which looks really experimental also. Their site thebeingsdisc is one of the largest independent movie sites Iíve seen. A lot of wild images and sounds. Itís pretty extensive.

Banger
April 4th, 2006, 06:38 AM
The technique used for A Scanner Darkly (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0405296/) (and also for Linklater's Waking Life (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0243017/)), rotoscoping (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rotoscope), is actually over 90 years old. Ralph Bakshi used it with his animated version of Lord of the Rings (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0077869/).

trentdick2882
April 4th, 2006, 09:44 PM
Digital rotoscoping is fairly new, however.

Bitter Buffalo
April 5th, 2006, 12:01 PM
Two "edgy" SFish movies I saw recently; "Pi" and "Primer". Both were small low budget movies but excellant none the less.

Pi is about "a genius mathematician who's built a supercomputer at home that provides something that can be understood as a key for understanding all existence. Representatives both from a Hasidic cabalistic sect and high-powered Wall Street firm hear of that secret and attempt to seduce him."

Primer is about two engineers who accidently build a time machine and use it make money on the stock market, but things go horribly wrong, of course. ;)

lycanthrope1218
April 10th, 2006, 01:58 PM
Thanks for the rotoscoping info. Pi and Primer are definitely well thought out indie movies and Beings looks like its got some radical potential like La Jetťe , the French short film that inspired 12 Monkeys.

kron
April 11th, 2006, 01:58 AM
Two "edgy" SFish movies I saw recently; "Pi" and "Primer". Both were small low budget movies but excellant none the less.


Pi is on the very top of my favourites list:) I've watched it 7-8 times!!!

Hmmm, low budget films? Cube pops up from the back of my mind.

kater
April 11th, 2006, 07:39 AM
Does Pitch Black qualify? Also liked Cypher even if a touch obvious. Casshern isn't exactly low budget but it is edgy :)

kron
April 13th, 2006, 02:04 AM
Does Pitch Black qualify? Also liked Cypher even if a touch obvious. Casshern isn't exactly low budget but it is edgy :)

Aaaah yeeees, Casshern:rolleyes: The edgyest of them all:)

trippintreavor
April 19th, 2006, 06:39 PM
You gotta love, A Boy and His Dog. :cool: I think it's low budget?

ArthurFrayn
April 19th, 2006, 11:31 PM
Split has to be among the edgiest, trippiest, two cent budget, SF pre-indy artifact I've run across.
If you don't expect the film to go anywhere, you'll get there in a hurry:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0098374/