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Waking life - Richard Linklater, Wiley Wiggins, Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke

Threat advisory: Elevated - Significant risk of entertaining activities

Movie propaganda

A man (Wiley Wiggins) walks through what may be a dream, flowing in and out of scenarios and encounters with strange characters.

Also starring Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke, Nicky Katt, Peter Atherton, Steve Brudniak, John Christensen, Charles Gunning, Timothy "Speed" Levitch, Louis Mackey, Steven Prince, Steven Soderbergh and Ken Webster. Written and directed by Richard Linklater.

Cinematic intelligence sources

Intelligence analyst

Special Agent Matti

Theatrical report

Wanking life.

To the average Aussie, Waking life is a wanky, pretentious bunch of arty farty wankers wanking off over big words and bullshit. They can't even keep the camera still like on The Simpsons. To the intelligentsia, Waking life is a bunch of deep thinkers presenting their philosophies and understandings of life and of dreaming via the medium of a film animated from real life in an attempt to subsume conscious thought into a subconscious world.

You'll like it or you'll love it if you are one of the following:

  1. a filmmaker fascinated by the possibilities of animation;
  2. a student of philosophy;
  3. a university educated arts student or graduate;
  4. a self-educated thinker to whom ideas are air and water.
Other than that, you'll hate it.

There are three funny bits.

Media intelligence (DVD)

  • Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1
  • Disc: Single side, single layer
  • Languages: English
  • Picture: Widescreen 1.85:1
  • Subtitles: English

Security censorship classification

M (Medium level coarse language, adult themes)

Surveillance time

97 minutes (1:37 hours)

Not for public release in Australia before date

Film: 7 March 2002
DVD rental: 13 September 2002
VHS rental: 13 September 2002

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