Monday, September 14, 2009

Have You Seen 'Waking Life?'

So, I know this movie came out 8 years ago, but I was just thinking about it. I think it's worth a post. Waking Life (Richard Linklater) is a great make-you-really-think-in-a-really-great-feeling-way kind of movie. Maybe that doesn't make much sense, but here's an excerpt.
I'd say it's one of my favorite movies-- great animation (the first time I really saw a movie with rotoscoping) and super interesting...if you're into philosophical meanderings.

(The part from the image above is with Ethan Hawke and the girl that stars with him in the film, After Sunset-- also a pretty good one.)

One of my favorite quotes from the film comes from that excerpt I just mentioned:
 "Tell you what, go up three more streets, take a right, go two more
blocks, drop this guy off on the next corner.
- Where's that?
- I don't know either, but it's somewhere, and it's gonna determine
the course of the rest of your life."
Every moment determines the next.  That's why, even though I do it and can't
help it sometimes, worrying is silly and really pretty worthless.
Care to discuss?


  1. i have always wanted to see this movie, and i somehow just never got around to it! i really like his movies, and i'm making sure to add this to my Netflix queue as we speak! :)

  2. I've never seen this movie but I think I'll have to add it to my list. Couldn't help but be intrigued by your last post. I'll definitely be checking that woman's products out. Great blog here!

  3. Thanks to you both, Leanne and M.M.E. for your wonderful comments. Yep, it's a good one to see for "thinkers" :]