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Friday - August 17, 2001
- Waking Life Given "R" Rating
- Pearl Harbor DVD Coming December 4
- Tim Burton Says "No" to Sequel
- News Link of the Day - Imax Reports Deep Loss

Waking LifeWaking Life Given "R" Rating
(by The unique rotoscoping animated movie, Waking Life, that received a lot of attention at this year's Sundance Festival, has been given an "R" rating by the Motion Picture Association of America. Fox secured distribution rights to the movie, after Sundance, and is opening it in LA and NY this October with the potential of a wider release in January 2002.

The movie has been described as a "dream-like" sequence, following the adventures of a man as he takes a journey that leads him to many unique encounters.

Here's an official description of the process:

"Waking Life, originally shot on digital video with live actors, stars Wiley Wiggins (Dazed and Confused) along with numerous other Linklater film alumni and presents a revolutionary Waking Lifeapproach to animation by transforming a cast of dozens of live actors into unique characters, each interpreted and animated by a different artist...The software allows artists to paint over the digital footage using a technique of interpolated rotoscoping. Individual brushstrokes can be stretched smoothly across a range of frames, giving the animation a unique look."

The reason for the "R" rating is "for language and some violent images."

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Pearl Harbor DVD Coming December 4
(by The critically panned Pearl Harbor movie is coming to video and DVD on December 4, 2001. The DVD will include a bonus documentary on the real attack on Pearl Harbor and the unsung heroes, as well as the Faith Hill music video "There You'll Be." The two disc DVD includes all VHS features as well as an introduction by Director Michael Bay, a documentary on the real life Pearl Harbor veterans and their return to the U.S.S. Arizona Memorial for the film's premiere, and interviews with the cast.

The movie is rated PG-13.

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Tim Burton Says "No" to Sequel
(by Tim Burton is has publicly stated that he does not want to see a sequel to this summer's blockbuster Planet of the Apes. In speaking with The Independent (Britain newspaper), Burton stated, "The idea of doing a sequel -- I'd rather jump out of the window, I swear to God." He also took swipes at Hollywood suits and studios saying at one point, "I'm fascinated by the studio technique that sort of leaves you bloodied, beaten and left for dead right before you're supposed to go out and make a great movie for them."

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News Link of the Day - Imax Reports Deep Loss

According to the CBC:

"Big-screen movie company Imax has reported sharply lower revenues and a second-quarter loss after taking major restructuring charges... The CEOs said they expect next year's release of Disney's Beauty and the Beast in Imax theatres would help to turn the company around..."

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