Waking life - Richard Linklater, Wiley Wiggins, Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke
Threat advisory: Elevated - Significant risk of entertaining activities
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
- Awards and film festivals:
- Sundance Film Festival 2001: World première
- Waking life QuickTime movie trailers
- Studios and distributors:
Special Agent Matti
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:
- a filmmaker fascinated by the possibilities of animation;
- a student of philosophy;
- a university educated arts student or graduate;
- a self-educated thinker to whom ideas are air and water.
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)
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