Linklater Interview in Filmmaker

As with with combovers and [PK] Dick, so it iss with Richard Linklater interviews: longer is better.

Filmmaker Magazine's Scott Macaulay plays cabbie to Linklater's passenger for a discussion of the upcoming Philip K. Dick adaptation, A Scanner Darkly, which was exec produced at Warners by Bubble head Steven Soderbergh's Section 8 for an eyepopping $6 million:

When I read Scanner, I intuitively felt that it was probably his most personal work. It felt like he had lived this world, [the characters] felt like every roommate he had and half the roommates I had at a certain time in my life. It felt very familiar, the way you just sort of ěend upî around people.
Me, I'm dying to see it, more than Waking Life, partly because the rotoscoping here seems more closely tied to the story itself, and because I unwittingly included a Dickian "scramble suit"-like gadget in the script for my animated musical. Great minds, um, come up with scramble suits...and other minds come up with them like 30 years later.

[update: haha, part of the reason the interview's so long is that it's run together with an interview with Caveh Zahedi. I had to re-read it to see why Linklater was such a fan of Zahedi's work that he turned over half his interview to discuss it.]

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