Through The YouTube Darkly

Has anyone ever asked Richard Linklater about the role A-Ha played in the development of Waking Life and Scanner Darkly. Just wonderin’
A-Ha: Take On Me [youtube]
update: I mean, I never thought I was very original to begin with, but still… And anyway, this is closer to Waking Life stylistically.

So maybe the better question is, has anyone ever asked the Beastie Boys about the role of A-Ha in the development of “Shadrach”?