Thursday, August 19, 2010

My Top 25 of the Aughts, #3

Holy. Holy. Holy.

To its many detractors, Richard Linklater’s Waking Life is little more than a glorified undergraduate bull session, gussied up with some computer animation. But to these eyes, the film is less about the particular (and often conflicting) ideas espoused by its gallery of characters than about capturing the liberating feeling of being able to give voice to such ideas, no matter how facile or misguided. And with the assistance of Bob Sabiston and his team of animators, Linklater has made a film that dances in time with the ideas it expresses.

1 comment:

Simon said...

I love this movie, find it absolutely fascinating. I mean, they could've written a book on the subject and cut out the middleman, but good god, the animation is so amazing, I'm glad Linklater did it this way.