who is cycling?

zeph’s pop culture quiz #42
Who is cycling?
Who is riding his bike through the rain?
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UPDATE and solution (20 September 2012):
Roger cycling through the rain during the opening credits of 'Metropia' (Saleh 2009)
After the last one took a while we’re back to normal business and Alexander Rabitsch solved #42 immediately: It’s the character Roger (Vincent Gallo) cycling during the opening credits of Metropia (Saleh 2009). The movie is notable not only because it’s wonderful noir dystopian cyberpunk, but because an animation technique based on real life actors was employed. By computer powered alteration of real life digital video æsthetics were achieved which are somewhat reminiscent of Terry Gilliam’s ‘Monty Python’ animation sequences. The technique obviously is kin to rotoscoping and motion capture. The former has been put to fabulous cyberpunk use by Richard Linklater for ‘A Scanner Darkly’ (2006), and without the latter contemporary sci-fi movies and high-end computer games seem to be unthinkable.

LINKLATER, RICHARD. 2006. A scanner darkly [motion picture]. Burbank: Warner Independent Pictures.
SALEH, TAREK. 2009. Metropia [animation]. Stockholm: Sandrew Metronome.
  • Alexander Rabitsch Wednesday, 19th September 2012 at 18:39


    • zephyrin_xirdal Wednesday, 19th September 2012 at 21:03

      As it seems we are back to business as usual ;) First strike, first hit, yes, it’s Roger (Vincent Gallo) cycling early on in ‘Metropia’ (Saleh 2009)—congratulations!

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