Display parts of the Waking Life Transcript on your site

  • September 1, 2008
  • James Skemp
A lot of people like to pull full passages from Waking Life, as it's a very quotable movie. However, the problem with that is that if things change there's a whole lot of sites that are out-of-date. And, sometimes people forget to add attribution ... I've been thinking about ways to make this easier, and believe I've come up with an idea. Looking at the numbers, I'm working from the most popular to the least popular chapters, with the goal of having all available.

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Waking Life: Director's Audio Commentary - Script

  • June 1, 2008
  • James Skemp
Description: Transcript of the Director's Audio Commentary, of Waking Life, based upon the subtitles from the DVD release. This first version will be a simple rip of the subtitles, however, as able, they will be reviewed, corrected, and supplemented, as necessary. Please see also the Waking Life Script with Revisions.

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Waking Life script - still the most popular content

  • June 12, 2006
  • James Skemp
Of course, having seen Waking Life more than just a couple times, and having watched scenes, and parts of scenes, over and over again, it comes as little surprise to me. What is surprising is that the movie isn't an even bigger hit. Hopefully Linklater's view on Philip K. Dick's A Scanner Darkly is equally good. Of course, if he makes a movie true to Dick's work, then he's got a winner on his hand.

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Waking Life: Chapter 9 - What's the Story?

  • May 25, 2006
  • James Skemp
Description: Script of the movie Waking Life, based on Tara Carreon's transcription, but with revisions based upon a viewing of the DVD version of the movie, which was watched with subtitles. Notes: Special thanks to Andrew, Larry Redden, and Ed Sandberg for pointing out errors in Tara's transcription (numerous errors were fixed here, along with some scene information clarifications). Absolutely let me know if anything slipped by my look-over, especially in the quicker and the 'like, like, you know,' sections ;) Read the entire Waking Life movie transcript, with revisions.

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Waking Life: Chapter 8 - Noise and Silence

  • May 25, 2006
  • James Skemp
Description: Script of the movie Waking Life, based on Tara Carreon's transcription, but with revisions based upon a viewing of the DVD version of the movie, which was watched with subtitles. Notes: Special thanks to Andrew, Larry Redden, and Ed Sandberg for pointing out errors in Tara's transcription (numerous errors were fixed here, along with some scene information clarifications). Absolutely let me know if anything slipped by my look-over, especially in the quicker and the 'like, like, you know,' sections ;) Read the entire Waking Life movie transcript, with revisions.

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Waking Life: Chapter 4 - Alienation

  • May 25, 2006
  • James Skemp
Description: Script of the movie Waking Life, based on Tara Carreon's transcription, but with revisions based upon a viewing of the DVD version of the movie, which was watched with subtitles. Revisions by James Richard Skemp III This chapter last modified: January 27, 2007 Notes: Special thanks to Andrew, Larry Redden, and Ed Sandberg for pointing out errors in Tara's transcription (numerous errors were fixed here, along with some scene information clarifications).

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Waking Life: Chapter 15 - We Are the Authors

  • May 25, 2006
  • James Skemp
Description: Script of the movie Waking Life, based on Tara Carreon's transcription, but with revisions based upon a viewing of the DVD version of the movie, which was watched with subtitles. Notes: Special thanks to Andrew, Larry Redden, and Ed Sandberg for pointing out errors in Tara's transcription (numerous errors were fixed here, along with some scene information clarifications). Absolutely let me know if anything slipped by my look-over, especially in the quicker and the 'like, like, you know,' sections ;) Read the entire Waking Life movie transcript, with revisions.

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Waking Life: Chapter 11 - The Holy Moment

  • May 25, 2006
  • James Skemp
Description: Script of the movie Waking Life, based on Tara Carreon's transcription, but with revisions based upon a viewing of the DVD version of the movie, which was watched with subtitles. Notes: Special thanks to Andrew, Larry Redden, and Ed Sandberg for pointing out errors in Tara's transcription (numerous errors were fixed here, along with some scene information clarifications). Absolutely let me know if anything slipped by my look-over, especially in the quicker and the 'like, like, you know,' sections ;) Read the entire Waking Life movie transcript, with revisions.

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Waking Life: Chapter 7 - The Aging Paradox

  • May 25, 2006
  • James Skemp
Description: Script of the movie Waking Life, based on Tara Carreon's transcription, but with revisions based upon a viewing of the DVD version of the movie, which was watched with subtitles. Notes: Special thanks to Andrew, Larry Redden, and Ed Sandberg for pointing out errors in Tara's transcription (numerous errors were fixed here, along with some scene information clarifications). Absolutely let me know if anything slipped by my look-over, especially in the quicker and the 'like, like, you know,' sections ;) Read the entire Waking Life movie transcript, with revisions.

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Waking Life: Chapter 3 - Life Lessons

  • May 25, 2006
  • James Skemp
Description: Script of the movie Waking Life, based on Tara Carreon's transcription, but with revisions based upon a viewing of the DVD version of the movie, which was watched with subtitles. Revisions by James Richard Skemp III This chapter last modified: May 25, 2006 Notes: Special thanks to Andrew, Larry Redden, and Ed Sandberg for pointing out errors in Tara's transcription (numerous errors were fixed here, along with some scene information clarifications).

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Waking Life: Chapter 6 - Free Will and Physics

  • May 25, 2006
  • James Skemp
Description: Script of the movie Waking Life, based on Tara Carreon's transcription, but with revisions based upon a viewing of the DVD version of the movie, which was watched with subtitles. Notes: Special thanks to Andrew, Larry Redden, and Ed Sandberg for pointing out errors in Tara's transcription (numerous errors were fixed here, along with some scene information clarifications). Absolutely let me know if anything slipped by my look-over, especially in the quicker and the 'like, like, you know,' sections ;) Read the entire Waking Life movie transcript, with revisions.

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Waking Life Script with Revisions

  • April 9, 2006
  • James Skemp

Description: Script of the movie Waking Life, based on Tara Carreon's transcription, but with revisions based upon a viewing of the DVD version of the movie, which was watched with subtitles.

Revisions by James Richard Skemp III
Revision begun: December 24 2004

Modified: June 4 2005; June 15 2005; June 16 2005; June 21 2005; July 22 2005; August 25 2005; September 27 2005; October 17 2005; October 21 2005; May 25, 2006; August 20, 2006; January 27, 2007

Notes: Special thanks to Andrew, Larry Redden, Ed Sandberg, and Mark W for pointing out errors in Tara's transcription (numerous errors were fixed here, along with some scene information clarifications). Absolutely let me know if anything slipped by my look-over, especially in the quicker and the 'like, like, you know,' sections ;)

Please note that these chapters do contain small images from the film. For the sake of all users, images have been limited to no more than two per chapter.

Learn how to display this transcript on your blog or site. It's easy!

For the sake of version control and in the interest of not having multiple versions floating about the Internet, please link to the pages on this site or use the code detailed above instead of copying the script elsewhere. Using short blurbs of a sentence or two is perfectly fine. Thank you :)

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Waking Life: Chapter 20 - End Titles

  • October 21, 2005
  • James Skemp
Description: Script of the movie Waking Life, based on Tara Carreon's transcription, but with revisions based upon a viewing of the DVD version of the movie, which was watched with subtitles. Read the entire Waking Life movie transcript, with revisions. Learn how to display this transcript on your blog or site. It's easy! [20 End Titles] (Credits appear and music continues. It's worth sitting through to the end not only for the music, but also for a glimpse back at the animation styles from the film.

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Waking Life: Chapter 19 - Wake Up!

  • October 21, 2005
  • James Skemp
Description: Script of the movie Waking Life, based on Tara Carreon's transcription, but with revisions based upon a viewing of the DVD version of the movie, which was watched with subtitles. Notes: Special thanks to Andrew, Larry Redden, and Ed Sandberg for pointing out errors in Tara's transcription (numerous errors were fixed here, along with some scene information clarifications). Absolutely let me know if anything slipped by my look-over, especially in the quicker and the 'like, like, you know,' sections ;) Read the entire Waking Life movie transcript, with revisions.

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Waking Life: Chapter 18 - Trapped in a Dream

  • October 21, 2005
  • James Skemp
Description: Script of the movie Waking Life, based on Tara Carreon's transcription, but with revisions based upon a viewing of the DVD version of the movie, which was watched with subtitles. Notes: Special thanks to Andrew, Larry Redden, and Ed Sandberg for pointing out errors in Tara's transcription (numerous errors were fixed here, along with some scene information clarifications). Absolutely let me know if anything slipped by my look-over, especially in the quicker and the 'like, like, you know,' sections ;)

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Waking Life: Chapter 17 - Performance

  • October 21, 2005
  • James Skemp
Description: Script of the movie Waking Life, based on Tara Carreon's transcription, but with revisions based upon a viewing of the DVD version of the movie, which was watched with subtitles. Notes: Special thanks to Andrew, Larry Redden, and Ed Sandberg for pointing out errors in Tara's transcription (numerous errors were fixed here, along with some scene information clarifications). Absolutely let me know if anything slipped by my look-over, especially in the quicker and the 'like, like, you know,' sections ;) Read the entire Waking Life movie transcript, with revisions.

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Waking Life: Chapter 16 - Meet Yourself

  • October 21, 2005
  • James Skemp
Description: Script of the movie Waking Life, based on Tara Carreon's transcription, but with revisions based upon a viewing of the DVD version of the movie, which was watched with subtitles. Notes: Special thanks to Andrew, Larry Redden, and Ed Sandberg for pointing out errors in Tara's transcription (numerous errors were fixed here, along with some scene information clarifications). Absolutely let me know if anything slipped by my look-over, especially in the quicker and the 'like, like, you know,' sections ;) Read the entire Waking Life movie transcript, with revisions.

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Waking Life: Chapter 14 - Ants

  • October 21, 2005
  • James Skemp
Description: Script of the movie Waking Life, based on Tara Carreon's transcription, but with revisions based upon a viewing of the DVD version of the movie, which was watched with subtitles. Notes: Special thanks to Andrew, Larry Redden, and Ed Sandberg for pointing out errors in Tara's transcription (numerous errors were fixed here, along with some scene information clarifications). Absolutely let me know if anything slipped by my look-over, especially in the quicker and the 'like, like, you know,' sections ;) Read the entire Waking Life movie transcript, with revisions.

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Waking Life: Chapter 13 - Dreamers

  • October 21, 2005
  • James Skemp
Description: Script of the movie Waking Life, based on Tara Carreon's transcription, but with revisions based upon a viewing of the DVD version of the movie, which was watched with subtitles. Notes: Special thanks to Andrew, Larry Redden, and Ed Sandberg for pointing out errors in Tara's transcription (numerous errors were fixed here, along with some scene information clarifications). Absolutely let me know if anything slipped by my look-over, especially in the quicker and the 'like, like, you know,' sections ;) Read the entire Waking Life movie transcript, with revisions.

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Waking Life: Chapter 12 - Society Is a Fraud

  • October 21, 2005
  • James Skemp
Description: Script of the movie Waking Life, based on Tara Carreon's transcription, but with revisions based upon a viewing of the DVD version of the movie, which was watched with subtitles. Notes: Special thanks to Andrew, Larry Redden, and Ed Sandberg for pointing out errors in Tara's transcription (numerous errors were fixed here, along with some scene information clarifications). Absolutely let me know if anything slipped by my look-over, especially in the quicker and the 'like, like, you know,' sections ;) Thanks to Roy Christopher for his correction on this chapter (below).

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Waking Life: Chapter 10 - Dreams

  • October 21, 2005
  • James Skemp
Description: Script of the movie Waking Life, based on Tara Carreon's transcription, but with revisions based upon a viewing of the DVD version of the movie, which was watched with subtitles. Notes: Special thanks to Andrew, Larry Redden, and Ed Sandberg for pointing out errors in Tara's transcription (numerous errors were fixed here, along with some scene information clarifications). Absolutely let me know if anything slipped by my look-over, especially in the quicker and the 'like, like, you know,' sections ;) Read the entire Waking Life movie transcript, with revisions.

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Waking Life: Chapter 5 - Death and Reality

  • October 21, 2005
  • James Skemp
Description: Script of the movie Waking Life, based on Tara Carreon's transcription, but with revisions based upon a viewing of the DVD version of the movie, which was watched with subtitles. Revisions by James Richard Skemp III This chapter last modified: October 21 2005 Notes: Special thanks to Andrew, Larry Redden, and Ed Sandberg for pointing out errors in Tara's transcription (numerous errors were fixed here, along with some scene information clarifications).

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Waking Life: Chapter 2 - Anchors Aweigh

  • October 21, 2005
  • James Skemp
Description: Script of the movie Waking Life, based on Tara Carreon's transcription, but with revisions based upon a viewing of the DVD version of the movie, which was watched with subtitles. Revisions by James Richard Skemp III This chapter last modified: October 21 2005 Notes: Special thanks to Andrew, Larry Redden, and Ed Sandberg for pointing out errors in Tara's transcription (numerous errors were fixed here, along with some scene information clarifications).

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Waking Life: Chapter 1 - Dream is Destiny

  • October 21, 2005
  • James Skemp
Description: Script of the movie Waking Life, based on Tara Carreon's transcription, but with revisions based upon a viewing of the DVD version of the movie, which was watched with subtitles. Notes: Special thanks to Andrew, Larry Redden, and Ed Sandberg for pointing out errors in Tara's transcription (numerous errors were fixed here, along with some scene information clarifications). Absolutely let me know if anything slipped by my look-over, especially in the quicker and the 'like, like, you know,' sections ;)

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Thoughts and comments on Waking Life: The Holy Moment

  • December 11, 2003
  • James Skemp
Primarily Written/Added: May 14th 2003 Edited/Updated: September 18th 2003; November 10th 2003; December 11th 2003 This article is based upon Chapter 11 of Waking Life. See the complete script for Waking Life. There is more to this then the discussion about God. This is packed full with a lot of various things, all of which deserve some time. I'll start with this passage first. However, before I do that, I should point out that I'm not sure whether or not these two are both film directors.

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