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Often credited with bringing anime to Western attention, 1988’s Akira is a landmark of Japanese animation.

The plot, which follows a biker gang in post-World War III Neo-Tokyo, borders on incoherence. 122 more words


A Scanner Darkly

A twisted feature film starring Keanu Reeves and Robert Downey Jr, among others, has been directed by Richard Linklater. This feature film is unusual to say the least as the film has been filmed and then animation, created uniquely by comic book artists, has been laid directly over the film; this method is known as interpolated rotoscoping in which was first pioneered by Linklater in “ 295 more words

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WWW Wednesday, 15-April-2015

Welcome to WWW Wednesday! This meme was formerly hosted by MizB at Should be Reading and revived here on Taking on a World of Words. Just answer the three questions below and leave a link to your post in the comments for others to look at. 349 more words


Underappreciated actors - Keanu Reeves

John Wick, finally released on UK screens, is being presented as a comeback film for Keanu Reeves. The decline of a film star from a name in letters 5 feet high outside a cinema to letters centimetres high on DVD cases in Asda is something you only really notice as you get older. 1,777 more words


I’m finding it difficult to leave A Scanner Darkly by Phillip K. Dick behind after finishing my blog about it.  I’ve been immersed in it for over a week, and I worked really hard on my last post.   448 more words


A Reading of A Scanner Darkly: Pulling Out Our Truth

This has been a novel about some people who were punished entirely too much for what they did…  If there was any “sin,” it was that these people wanted to keep on having a good time forever…

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A Scanner Darkly by Philip K. Dick

I’ve been doing my best this year to put my money where my mouth is and read a lot of classics from science fiction and fantasy that I, as a young man of nearly 23, have not read yet.  559 more words