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Title: Richard Linklater
Post by: children with angels on March 05, 2003, 06:57:47 PM
Does no one else absolutely love Linklater? I predict split opinions on Waking Life (and let's all try to forget about The Newton Boys), but Slacker, Dazed and Confused, Before Sunrise: these are wonderful wonderful movies...
Title: Richard Linklater
Post by: Ernie on March 05, 2003, 08:07:19 PM
Dazed and Confused is definitely one of my favorite movies...perfect, fun summer movie.

Slacker is alright, I haven't seen the whole thing. I guess I don't like it at this point but I'd definitely give it another chance. It's very influential of course to see him making a film on such a low budget.

Those are the only 2 I've seen so far. I saw like two seconds of Tape.
Title: Richard Linklater
Post by: Duck Sauce on March 05, 2003, 08:41:08 PM
Before Sunrise is a beautiful movie. I didnt like Waking Life at all though, I just got bored listening to all of it and not being able to form any connection with the characters.
Title: Richard Linklater
Post by: snaporaz on March 05, 2003, 08:50:23 PM
loved slacker. dazed and confused is pretty good, yet i hate how it's alot of people's #1 all-time favourite movie. i know i shouldn't give a shit, but people who think "drug/stoner" movies are totally awesome annoy me. anyways, i didn't like waking life all that much either. pretty psuedo-intellectual, if you ask me. alot of it was just people using wierd terminology to describe really trivial things about life everyone already knows about. but i really liked tape. a nice little movie. haven't seen before sunrise, though.

my two cents.
Title: Richard Linklater
Post by: Rudie Obias on March 05, 2003, 09:44:06 PM
i really like WAKING LIFE, BEFORE SUNRISE, DAZED & CONFUSED and TAPE.  for me, i don't think WAKING LIFE is psuedo intellectual becasue he actually knows what he is talking about and that's just the way linklater writes.
Title: Richard Linklater
Post by: BonBon85 on March 05, 2003, 09:51:09 PM
Quote from: rudieob
for me, i don't think WAKING LIFE is psuedo intellectual becasue he actually knows what he is talking about and that's just the way linklater writes.


Actually Linklater didn't write most of it - a lot of it is improv.

What I like most about Waking Life is the animation. I've been into animation/rotoscoping for a long time (I made my first movie when I was nine - a stop motion lego animation) and it was great to see a modern animation for "grown ups." I don't think that the movie would have been all that good if it weren't for the animation, and I'd love to see it used in other movies...like mine...I'll sell my soul for the software...please...yeah, ok...
Title: Richard Linklater
Post by: bonanzataz on March 05, 2003, 10:02:25 PM
Bon bon, you directed the "fell in love with a girl" video? SWEET!
Title: Richard Linklater
Post by: moonshiner on March 05, 2003, 11:21:20 PM
i loved Tape....that is how you make a film on a low budget, compelling small-scale picture, very clostrophobic, appropriate...Dazed and Confused was a very good movie, but altogether not as good as stoners would have you believe...Waking Life, from what i saw of it, was very interesting, if not only for the animation.....one more thing, is Newton Boys really that bad? it's like 6 bucks at walmart.
Title: Richard Linklater
Post by: budgie on March 06, 2003, 08:27:36 AM
I've seen Waking Life, Dazed and Slacker, and love one and three especially. I was ambivalent about D&C whilst watching it but felt by the end that that was the point, that Linklater was playing with the feeling that we should look at the culture with rosy nostalgia or a desire to laugh, but that really it wasn't all that funny. If I'm right, then I think he handled it very cleverly.

I just love the whole philosophy and pace and mood. I find his movies unique, though I've hesitated to get hold of Before Sunrise and haven't rented tape yet because I tried watching The Newton Boys on tv and gave up after about 20 mins cause it was pretty dull. So maybe he's just good at the mental thing, but a pretty poor storyteller?
Title: Richard Linklater
Post by: Newtron on March 06, 2003, 09:19:06 AM
Quote from: budgie
If I'm right, then I think he handled it very cleverly.

Nah, it was about getting high.
Title: Richard Linklater
Post by: bonanzataz on March 06, 2003, 11:04:26 AM
I love the way he writes. He's so good at making people sound the way they sound like in real life. Slacker I didn't think too much of at first but the more I think about it the more I realize how good it was and I want to see it again. Dazed was the first one I saw and I loved it. I thought it was so true to what high school is like, even though it takes place 25+ years before my generation. That's a movie I can watch a million times and never get sick of. Waking Life I thought was such a cool concept and great animation and interesting dialogue. I just put Before Sunrise in my netflix bin, and I'm expecting really good dialogue, which is what I like about movies. I hate when movies get too wrapped around in plot to care about the characters who are moving the plot along. I like how Linklater says fuck plot, I just want to take a look at these people.
Title: Richard Linklater
Post by: life_boy on March 06, 2003, 03:13:39 PM
Damn, it's been a long time since I've seen Dazed and I think I liked it at the time, or parts of it at least.  Newton Boys wasn't too hot, but I enjoyed the soundtrack (Bad Livers kick ass!) and I have Tape and Waking Life in my Netflix queue so I should be seeing them within in the next few weeks.
Title: Richard Linklater
Post by: RegularKarate on March 06, 2003, 06:10:35 PM
I haven't seen Before Sunrise and I would definately give it a shot.

I watched D&C in high school and remember it being pretty high-school flickish.  Maybe I should watch it again sometime though.

Definately thought Slackers was pretty good.

However I just don't really like Linklater himself... he puts me off.  He helped start South By Southwest here so he gets tons of credit for that, but I really didn't like Waking Life (though the animation was great) and during the bonus material, there's this scene with him talking to the animators and he picks up this fucking cardboard box and starts talking about how great it is and that it's "found art" and it's just like "blah blah blah".
Title: Richard Linklater
Post by: BonBon85 on March 06, 2003, 08:28:47 PM
Quote from: RegularKarate
during the bonus material, there's this scene with him talking to the animators and he picks up this fucking cardboard box and starts talking about how great it is and that it's "found art" and it's just like "blah blah blah".


Is that really Linklater? I thought that it was one of the potential animators being interviewed. I thought the whole point of the thing was to laugh at the idiot.
Title: Richard Linklater
Post by: children with angels on June 23, 2003, 05:58:26 AM
Doe anyone have any information on the new Linklater film? MacGuffin?

The Imdb page is here:http://us.imdb.com/Title?0332379

It sounds kind of strange - I feel like it could go either way...
Title: Richard Linklater
Post by: Redlum on June 23, 2003, 06:09:10 AM
I've only seen TAPE and Waking Life and I thought they were great. Im eager to see some more of his films.
Title: Richard Linklater
Post by: NEON MERCURY on June 25, 2003, 11:46:38 PM
R.L............. :yabbse-thumbup:
Title: Richard Linklater
Post by: MacGuffin on July 17, 2003, 03:02:58 AM
Richard Linklater Making Sunrise Sequel
Source: Variety

Castle Rock Entertainment and filmmaker Richard Linklater will reteam with Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy this fall to make a followup to Linklater's 1995 romance, Before Sunrise.

Budgeted at less than $10 million, the untitled film will shoot this fall in Paris. It's a likely candidate for release through Warner Bros. Pictures' classics division.

In the original, young American Jesse (Hawke) and French student Celine (Delpy) meet on a train in Europe. They take a side trip to Vienna that lasts just one night, but the twentysomethings discover they have an intense connection. It comes to a bittersweet end when they part at the train station the next morning.

In the sequel, it's nine years later and Jesse is on the French leg of the book tour for his novel when he finds Celine once more.
Title: Richard Linklater
Post by: Rudie Obias on July 17, 2003, 10:33:18 AM
Quote from: MacGuffin
Richard Linklater Making Sunrise Sequel
Source: Variety

Castle Rock Entertainment and filmmaker Richard Linklater will reteam with Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy this fall to make a followup to Linklater's 1995 romance, Before Sunrise.

Budgeted at less than $10 million, the untitled film will shoot this fall in Paris. It's a likely candidate for release through Warner Bros. Pictures' classics division.

In the original, young American Jesse (Hawke) and French student Celine (Delpy) meet on a train in Europe. They take a side trip to Vienna that lasts just one night, but the twentysomethings discover they have an intense connection. It comes to a bittersweet end when they part at the train station the next morning.

In the sequel, it's nine years later and Jesse is on the French leg of the book tour for his novel when he finds Celine once more.


this will be so fuckin' lame!  i love BEFORE SUNRISE and i love the way it is.  i don't wanna fuckin' know what happens later on with jesse and celine.  besides, that was already answered in WAKING LIFE.  BEFORE SUNRISE 2 is a bd idea richard linklater, a really bad idea.
Title: Richard Linklater
Post by: MacGuffin on September 09, 2003, 09:56:48 AM
Richard Linklater Developing New Film
Source: The Hollywood Reporter

Dazed and Confused writer/director Richard Linklater will write, direct and produce a still-untitled feature film in a similar tone as "Dazed" that will be set at a Texas college in the 1980s.

Paramount Pictures and Alphaville will produce the project. Production is set to begin in early to mid-2004, after Linklater wraps shooting the sequel to Castle Rock Entertainment's Before Sunrise.

Linklater's college film will revolve around the trials and tribulations of a freshman who arrives at the school to join the baseball team.
Title: Richard Linklater
Post by: budgie on September 10, 2003, 11:22:27 AM
I'd like to see him make a movie that explores his compulsion to relive his schooldays. There has to be a juicy trauma in there somewhere.

Sinking heart.
Title: Richard Linklater
Post by: soixante on September 10, 2003, 12:35:31 PM
For those who say there's no plot in Dazed and Confused, I can only answer, yes there is a plot, but it's very minimal -- yet it's there.  There are really two threads -- Mitch's initiation (as Robert McKee would say, it's an "education plot"), and Pink's refusal to sign the pledge.  Both of these threads, which are casually set up, are sufficient to drive the entire narrative.
Title: Richard Linklater
Post by: nix on September 14, 2003, 02:23:11 PM
I haven't seen a single nod to subUrbia! That film fuckin' rocks!

Slacker is very good, Dazed and Confused is magical, Before Sunrise is beautiful, haven't seen and have no desire to see The Newton Boys, Waking Life was great, as was Tape.

School of Rock looks a little more comercial than most of Linklater's other stuff, but the tripple threat of Linklater in the director's chair, a screenplay by Mike White, and the almighty Jack Black in the lead role equals me buying a ticket first day, first show.
Title: Richard Linklater
Post by: Weak2ndAct on September 15, 2003, 12:37:22 AM
I'm looking forward to School of Rock, but I'm kinda pissed that Linklater got tossed the project.  Mike White intended it to be his directorial debut, wrote it for Black, got him signed on, but Sherry Lansing didn't think he could handle directing all those kids.  "You'll get the next one, sweetie," she supposedly said-- White related this info at a writer's guild panel.
Title: Richard Linklater
Post by: meatwad on September 19, 2003, 11:18:01 AM
still have not seen before sunrise. It is on the top of my list. It seems like everybody around here loves it
Title: Richard Linklater
Post by: MacGuffin on January 30, 2004, 11:24:49 AM
Stills from "Before Sunset" - release date June 25th:

(http://www.darkhorizons.com/2004/before/sunset1.jpg)
(http://www.darkhorizons.com/2004/before/sunset2.jpg)
(http://www.darkhorizons.com/2004/before/sunset3.jpg)
(http://www.darkhorizons.com/2004/before/sunset4.jpg)
Title: Richard Linklater
Post by: Pubrick on January 30, 2004, 09:46:41 PM
well, at least julie delpy is getting work now..
Title: Richard Linklater
Post by: Henry Hill on February 03, 2004, 05:05:49 PM
Anybody heard of the Fox show Linklater is involved in? I think it's called CRACKING UP. It stars Chris McDonald, Molly Shannon, and Jason Schwartzman. It looks pretty hilarious. It's created by Mike White, but Linklater is involved somehow. Producer or something.
Title: Richard Linklater
Post by: monodynamic on February 04, 2004, 02:13:16 AM
Linklater stopped by for an interview today at the University of Texas.
For anyone that is interested, he has finished Before Sunset... and he is getting very close to starting pre-production on an animation film like Waking Life.
Seems like a pretty interesting filmmaker, with a very large movie fetish. This guy is one of the main players in the rise of the Austin film industry.
Title: Richard Linklater
Post by: MacGuffin on February 09, 2004, 04:54:24 PM
Richard Linklater Helming A Scanner Darkly
Source: Production Weekly

School of Rock director Richard Linklater is attached to helm Philip K. Dick's novel A Scanner Darkly, according to Production Weekly.

Originally published in 1977, the novel comes frighteningly close to capturing the U.S. in 1991 in terms of the drug crisis and the relationships between the sexes.

Bob Arctor is a dealer of the lethally addictive drug Substance D. Fred is the police agent assigned to tail and eventually bust him. To do so, Fred takes on the identity of a drug dealer named Bob Arctor. And since Substance D--which Arctor takes in massive doses--gradually splits the user's brain into two distinct, combative entities, Fred doesn't realize he is narcing on himself.
Title: Richard Linklater
Post by: Pubrick on February 09, 2004, 10:41:03 PM
linklater is the soderbergh of our times  :shock:

i wonder whose script they'll use. the kaufman (which i understand was rejected long ago) is pretty faithful/good.
Title: Richard Linklater
Post by: RegularKarate on February 10, 2004, 02:51:21 PM
P, have you read the Kaufman?

Is that available on the interneticon?
Title: Richard Linklater
Post by: Pubrick on February 10, 2004, 10:38:38 PM
Quote from: RegularKarate
P, have you read the Kaufman?

Is that available on the interneticon?

yep i got it from here.. http://www.beingcharliekaufman.com/index.htm?scripts.htm&2
Title: Richard Linklater
Post by: grand theft sparrow on February 13, 2004, 12:55:24 PM
Does anyone know if Before Sunset will make any reference to the Waking Life segment featuring Hawke and Delpy.  Or is the Waking Life segment just an alternate reality of some sort?
Title: Richard Linklater
Post by: Ghostboy on March 17, 2004, 11:36:53 PM
I'm working on a music video this week and the DP is the guy who shot Before Sunset (and its predecessor). Anyway, word is that Linklater's gearing up to shoot A Scanner Darkly in Austin; from what I understand, it'll be shot entirely on green screen, the sets will be created in CG, and the actors will be rotoscoped, resulting in something that sounds like Sky Captain meets Waking Life.

Also, Keanu might be in it.
Title: Richard Linklater
Post by: Sleuth on March 18, 2004, 01:10:18 AM
KEANU WHO
Title: Richard Linklater
Post by: MacGuffin on March 30, 2004, 12:54:49 AM
Keanu Reeves Starring in A Scanner Darkly
Source: Variety

Keanu Reeves will star in A Scanner Darkly for Warner Independent Pictures, with School of Rock helmer Richard Linklater in talks to direct, reports Variety. Linklater wrote the most recent draft of the script.

George Clooney and Steven Soderbergh's Section 8 will produce the film, an adaptation of the Philip K. Dick novel. A Scanner Darkly will employ the same technology Linklater used in Waking Life. It will be shot live-action, then animated.

The story takes place in the future, where undercover agents change their faces along with their identities. Reeves plays one such officer, and his liberal ingestion of the drug Substance D causes him to develop a split personality.

Warner Independent is preparing the film for a May start.
Title: Richard Linklater
Post by: Pedro on March 30, 2004, 12:55:41 AM
eww
Title: Richard Linklater
Post by: NEON MERCURY on March 30, 2004, 03:32:08 PM
Quote from: Pedro the Wombat
eww


wwwwwwwwwwwwwww....
Title: Richard Linklater
Post by: matt35mm on April 03, 2004, 03:39:07 PM
Can I just say that I FUCKING LOVE Richard Linklater?  Waking Life is my second favorite film, behind Magnolia.
Title: Richard Linklater
Post by: eward on April 03, 2004, 05:02:56 PM
Quote from: matt35mm
Can I just say that I FUCKING LOVE Richard Linklater?  


yes you can.  can i say it too?  cuz I DO!!
Title: Richard Linklater
Post by: RegularKarate on April 03, 2004, 06:37:38 PM
Can I just say that Linklater is decent, but overrated?

BTW, he's almost definitly doing Scanner Darkly, at the Panel Discussion at SXSW, he said he was waiting on the final phone call that day to confirm it would happen.

He didn't say anything about greenscreen or DV, but no one asked.

I like Linklater, but PKD is gonna be ruined by Hollywood and I don't think  Linklater's adaptation is going to help prevent that.
Title: Richard Linklater
Post by: modage on August 29, 2004, 12:00:10 AM
okay, despite my problem with movies that are plays, i watched TAPE tonite and enjoyed it for what it was.  a pretty decent play with three interesting characters.  i was totally on the edge of my seat with all the tension in the film waiting to find out what was going on, but in the end its not something that i would want to re-watch/buy.  i liked how every character is more than what they are at first appearance, as in, the tables turn several times as to who your sympathies lie with/who you can relate to.  so, that was interesting.  (but i thought he had wrote the movie too, but he didnt so i guess his contribution was pretty slight.)  a brief history of linklater and myself.....  i loved dazed and confused in highschool (like everybody does), saw suburbia shortly after and hated it, didnt really like before sunrise too much, never saw but made fun of the newton boys, liked the look/idea of waking life but dont want to see it again because there was nothing to grab onto, and liked school of rock.  i will see slacker when it comes out soon, and probably before sunset when it comes to dvd later this year.
Title: Richard Linklater
Post by: bigperm on September 01, 2004, 01:38:29 PM
I got a call to see an early cut of a Scanner Darkly, sans the animation. Then the lady asked me if I had read the book, I said yes, she said sorry you can't come, we want people who know nothing about the story. Another screening will be next week and I may get to see it then.
Title: Richard Linklater
Post by: eward on September 01, 2004, 01:43:30 PM
what a bitch
Title: Richard Linklater
Post by: ono on September 01, 2004, 01:51:47 PM
Quote from: bigperm
Then the lady asked me if I had read the book, I said yes, she said sorry you can't come, we want people who know nothing about the story.

Always find out why you're answering a question before you answer it.  Next time you're asked a question like that, ask "why does it matter?"  Then, maybe she'll overplay her hand, and you'll find out the right answer to give.

Test screenings such as that one already indicate that the film is a bad idea in concept, and has problems.  These producers and whatnot don't want people who know the book, because they don't want people raining on their screwy ideas about what they're trying to make, because it probably isn't true to the book.  Good thing you didn't get to see it -- if you liked the book, you'd've probably been pissed off.
Title: Richard Linklater
Post by: MacGuffin on September 01, 2004, 02:03:45 PM
Quote from: ono.
Test screenings such as that one already indicate that the film is a bad idea in concept, and has problems.


No, it doesn't. It might be because they want to know how non-readers of the book react to the story; if it has a bigger interest than just the fan base of the book.
Title: Richard Linklater
Post by: bigperm on September 01, 2004, 02:27:26 PM
She remarked that they sought a small group of "educated" thinkers to see if they got the film. Something like that.
Title: Richard Linklater
Post by: modage on September 01, 2004, 02:53:17 PM
Quote from: MacGuffin
Quote from: ono.
Test screenings such as that one already indicate that the film is a bad idea in concept, and has problems.


No, it doesn't. It might be because they want to know how non-readers of the book react to the story; if it has a bigger interest than just the fan base of the book.

yeah, ono, thats completely not true.  they probably want an unbiased opinion from people who arent going to automatically love it cause they love the book or hate it cause its different from the book, probably since 90% of their audience will not have read the book when they see the film.  also, to an audience who doesnt know the story they want to see if it comes across, all the points, etc...
Title: Richard Linklater
Post by: ono on September 01, 2004, 06:45:35 PM
Quote from: bigperm
She remarked that they sought a small group of "educated" thinkers to see if they got the film. Something like that.

I see where Mac and modage are coming from, and you're both probably right.  But the quote leads me to believe I could be right too in this case.  I don't know, I wasn't there.  Just hazarding a (somewhat cynical) guess.  I just find it ironic that their idea of "educated thinkers" are people who have no predisposition towards the movie.
Title: Richard Linklater
Post by: picolas on September 01, 2004, 06:59:39 PM
Quote from: eward
what a bitch

hahaha. i opened up this thread and for a second i thought that was the first post.
Title: Richard Linklater
Post by: Just Withnail on September 02, 2004, 11:03:55 AM
Where do I get an education in thinking? I really wanna see this film.
Title: Richard Linklater
Post by: MacGuffin on September 02, 2004, 11:11:21 AM
Quote from: ...& I
Where do I get an education in thinking?


Idle Chatter
Title: Richard Linklater
Post by: RegularKarate on September 02, 2004, 01:30:53 PM
Awesome BigPerm... if you get to go, give me a call... I'll drive and pay for dinner at a ThunderCloud of your choice
Title: Richard Linklater
Post by: pete on September 02, 2004, 01:36:34 PM
you texans are so lucky.
Title: Richard Linklater
Post by: MacGuffin on September 09, 2004, 12:26:19 AM
Linklater will coach 'Bears' redo for Par
Source: Hollywood Reporter

Richard Linklater has signed on to direct "The Bad News Bears" for Paramount Pictures. Billy Bob Thornton is set to star in the remake of the 1976 Walter Matthau feature about a group of Little League misfits who are transformed into a winning team. Geyer Kosinski is producing "Bears," which is due to go into production in November. Linklater, a stalwart of the indie scene, scored a solid commercial hit when he directed Paramount's 2003 comedy "School of Rock," which grossed $81 million domestically. He also has been tapped to direct "The Smoker" for Paramount and Scott Rudin. That project was scheduled to begin production in the fall, but it will likely move back to film after "Bears," with an exact date still to be determined. Glenn Ficarra and John Requa, the writers and creative team behind the Thornton hit "Bad Santa," are writing the screenplay for "Bears."
Title: Richard Linklater
Post by: matt35mm on September 09, 2004, 01:32:40 AM
Very interesting.
Title: Richard Linklater
Post by: modage on September 09, 2004, 05:00:28 PM
Quote from: matt35mm
Quote from: MacGuffin
REMAKE REMAKE, FUCKING REMAKE
Very interesting.

not the word i was searching for....
Title: Richard Linklater
Post by: Just Withnail on September 09, 2004, 05:30:22 PM
I think the word "remake" in itself is a pretty good explenation of my feelings toward this one.

In fact, people should start using it as a profanity: You fucking remake!

Nah? Ah, well...
Title: Richard Linklater
Post by: Stefen on September 14, 2004, 02:33:11 PM
Linklater is making movies faster than a 1997-2001 Soderbergh.
Title: Richard Linklater
Post by: Pubrick on September 15, 2004, 07:11:04 AM
Quote from: Stefen
Linklater is making movies faster than a 1997-2001 Soderbergh.

Quote from: Pubrick in february
linklater is the soderbergh of our times  :shock:
Title: Richard Linklater
Post by: modage on September 15, 2004, 02:29:30 PM
looks like he's alternating between 'indie cred movies no one will want to see' and 'hollywood sellout movies to keep his other movies funded'.  how boring.  :?
Title: Richard Linklater
Post by: cine on September 15, 2004, 02:38:55 PM
you're just jealous.
Title: Richard Linklater
Post by: modage on September 15, 2004, 02:41:21 PM
not really.  its just sort of sad he cant find a way to make a movie that satisfies both.  why does he have to keep them seperate?  cant he make an interesting movie he thinks people might actually want to see?
Title: Richard Linklater
Post by: Stefen on September 15, 2004, 03:28:34 PM
Well even his sellout movies are better than most sellout movies. You gotta do what you gotta do.
Title: Richard Linklater
Post by: Ghostboy on September 15, 2004, 04:09:12 PM
Quote from: Stefen
Well even his sellout movies are better than most sellout movies.


School Of Rock, yes. Newton Boys, no. Hopefully, Bad News Bears will be more like the former (and I've never seen the original). The combined brilliance of Waking Life and Before Sunset justifies any commercial excursions in my mind, and with Scanner Darkly coming next year and the movie he's making over ten years with Ethan Hawke, I say he's good to go.
Title: Richard Linklater
Post by: matt35mm on September 15, 2004, 05:06:39 PM
The Newton Boys was his own pet project.  I hear the movie's not great, but it was his idea, his development, and then he got studio funding.

School of Rock doesn't seem like a sell-out movie to me.  It's a bigger movie than Linklater usually does, but I just don't see any sell-out element to it.  If you had Jack Black attached to a Mike White screenplay... well, I'd jump at the chance to direct that.  The movie was good, too.

So I see Linklater as always doing his own thing and simply ignoring the "boundaries" of the studio/independent system.  That's admirable.
Title: Richard Linklater
Post by: modage on September 16, 2004, 02:38:31 PM
remaking the bad news bears = not admirable.
Title: Richard Linklater
Post by: cine on September 16, 2004, 02:41:21 PM
Christ, for the films this guy has made.. doesn't he get A LITTLE leeway to make some money for a change? Let it go, people..
Title: Richard Linklater
Post by: pete on September 16, 2004, 03:08:52 PM
I thought Linklater's been waiting forever to make a baseball movie now, wasn't he like a total jock before an injury forced him to abandon his dreams of going pro?
Title: Richard Linklater
Post by: modage on September 16, 2004, 10:43:42 PM
i watched Slacker tonight, without knowing much about it other than how it was distributed (care of SPike, Mike, etc.) and that it was Kevin Smiths inspiration to get off his ass and make Clerks.  from the opening i was surprised at how good it looked considering my impression it was very lowbudget and therefore would probably 'look' like shit even if it was good.  i was interested in the film for the first 20 minutes and even with it for the first hour.  

but by the time i hit the hour mark, i realized it seemed LONG.  he took a neat concept for a 20 minute short and padded it out for an hour and a half and it just didnt have anything to go on.  like waking life, for ME, there is just NOTHING to grab onto.  dozens of (mostly) unrelated characters drifting in and out but it never GOES anywhere.  and the way EVERYONE talks through linklaters voice just gets old way before the running time is up.  does EVERY person in austin have to talk like some pseudo-intellectual about all these grand philosophical ideas like some college student?  it just gets on my nerves.  the ending was nice, though.
Title: Richard Linklater
Post by: soixante on September 17, 2004, 11:14:39 AM
Sometimes, the worst thing that can happen to a director is success.  Look at Soderbergh -- he maintained his integrity up until Oceans 11, and now he's doing Oceans 12.  With School of Rock grossing 100 million, Linklater is now in the big leagues, and he needs to be careful.  Doing a remake of Bad News Bears is one move closer to joining the dark side.  School of Rock was a decent, entertaining film, but it certainly wasn't the work of an auteur.  It has all the earmarks of a Scott Rudin production, in which everything is slick and upbeat and geared for a large mainstream audience.

A cautionary tale is Demme's career -- he was one of the most unique filmmakers in Hollywood until Silence of the Lambs, and now he squanders his talent on uninspired genre pieces.
Title: Richard Linklater
Post by: soixante on September 17, 2004, 11:25:34 AM
The original Bad News Bears is pretty good.  It was pretty much the first realistic film about Little League.  Then there were the sequels, Bad News Bears in Breaking Training and Bad News Bears Go To Japan (both without Matthau's involvement).  Will those sequels be remade as well.
Title: Richard Linklater
Post by: The Silver Bullet on September 17, 2004, 05:32:08 PM
Quote from: soixante
School of Rock was a decent, entertaining film, but it certainly wasn't the work of an auteur.

I disagree with that statement, but instead of disputing it, I offer that Before Sunset was definitely the work of an auteur.

Linklater is clearly taking the "one-for-them-one-for-me" route through Hollywood, which I'm perfectly okay with, especially considering that I could watch most anything that this man makes...
Title: Richard Linklater
Post by: 03 on September 17, 2004, 06:06:30 PM
what kind of camera is that
Title: Richard Linklater
Post by: bigperm on September 22, 2004, 10:32:00 AM
Well, looks like tonight, (POSSIBLY, awaiting confirmation) Ms. Perm and others will get to see A Scanner Darkly. We're working on me but I have the whole "I've read it" thing still keeping me down. Trying to ask them to calm down and forget it, but I'll keep you kids posted.
Title: Richard Linklater
Post by: cine on September 22, 2004, 10:58:23 AM
Quote from: bigperm
Ms. Perm

 :shock:
Do you sleep in the same album cover?
Title: Richard Linklater
Post by: pete on September 22, 2004, 11:08:36 AM
who cares if school of rock was/ wasn't an "autuer" film?  he went out to make a rock'n'roll movie with kids in it, and it was good, so who cares if you can't find the "linklater trademarks" in there?
and in before sunset, the two actors wrote big chunks of that screenplay, Julie Delpy wrote the last song, and they were all confined by a grueling 14-day shooting schedule, but that makes Linklater more "autuer" than School of Rock, where he probably had more budget to do what he wanted?
didn't truffaut admit that the whole autuer theory was just a gimmick anyways?
Title: Richard Linklater
Post by: samsong on September 22, 2004, 07:34:30 PM
Quote from: pete
who cares if school of rock was/ wasn't an "autuer" film?  he went out to make a rock'n'roll movie with kids in it, and it was good, so who cares if you can't find the "linklater trademarks" in there?
and in before sunset, the two actors wrote big chunks of that screenplay, Julie Delpy wrote the last song, and they were all confined by a grueling 14-day shooting schedule, but that makes Linklater more "autuer" than School of Rock, where he probably had more budget to do what he wanted?
didn't truffaut admit that the whole autuer theory was just a gimmick anyways?


They're just making observations.  School of Rock isn't a typical Linklater film and it isn't the work of an auteur.  It doesn't mean it isn't good, nor does it mean that because that complaint is made (and it's valid) that it's a bad or lesser film... well, I guess it depends how much of a Linklater fan you are and what your preferences are like.  I know some people that were appalled by how mainstream it was but many enjoyed it for what it is, decent and entertainig which is exactly how soxiante described it.  

I don't understand why you mention that a lot of the writing for Before Sunset was by the actors in your argument against auteurism.  Linklater was still involved in the writing and he directed them in such a way to fit his style, his preferences, his way of making films.  It just so happens that he likes naturalism and in order to achieve that  he gives his actors a lot of freedom.  But his personality is still there in every frame, which I think is what the French New Wave and Cahiers du Cinema were getting at.  An autuer isn't necessarily in charge of every little aspect on a literal level, but in directing their films their personalities come through and it is undoubtedly theirs.  Just because they weren't completely responsible for all ideas or writing involved in the production doesn't mean a director isn't an auteur; that quality lies in their ability to translate all those things to the screen their own way.  Wes Anderson doesn't write on his own and he's always asking for other people's opinions, yet through all three of his films you see similatiries in style and personality that are so distinct that it's unmistakably a Wes Anderson picture (I only use him as an example since apparently, you're his bitch).  Whether you're a fan of his or not, you can recognize it, and this can be said about a lot of directors; my two favorite examples are Bresson and Ozu, since they're so consistent.  But look at the films of Hitchcock and Hawks, Wilder and Sturges, etc. etc.

I know what I described is more or less "personal" filmmaking, but the makers of those films are without a doubt auteurs.  Truffaut was announcing his collaboration with Spielberg when he said the auteur theory was a gimmick, which it might have been, but it works, and I like it.

By the way just because Linklater has more budget doesn't mean he has more freedom to do what he wants.  Money = liability on the studio's part; that puts him in a more compromising position to deliver something more accessible than what he's used to making, especially since it's a kid's movie (in theory).  If he really had his way and didn't consider his audience and adapt to those needs and quotas, I'm sure we'd see Jack Black having existential conversations with Summer while driving the van through, all shot in one five minute take.
Title: Richard Linklater
Post by: bigperm on September 23, 2004, 07:59:08 AM
The report I got on last night's screening of Scanner Darkly goes like this. First off, no animation was in place. It ran about one hour and 54 minutes. Of the three people I know that watched it, each said it felt flat and un-focused, like a bad version of dazed & confused set in a bizzare world. I have a copy of the Kaufman script, and asked numerous questions and from all I can gather Linklater's version doesn't seem to differ much from CK's at least concenring the story/plot.  Well, I wasn't there so who knows, my friends didn't enjoy it much, but obviously they were aware this was an early version, but so early they flet he should not have showed it- Linklater was in attendance and a q & a followed the screening. Sorry I don't have any mid-boggling details.
Title: Richard Linklater
Post by: MacGuffin on September 23, 2004, 12:24:46 PM
There is a Scanner Darkly thread:
http://xixax.com/viewtopic.php?t=6164
Title: Richard Linklater
Post by: pete on September 23, 2004, 11:29:49 PM
it wasn't just an observation; there was also disappointment lodged in there somewhere, or ask soixante.
also, chill with the Wes Anderson bitch comment please.
you pretty much watered down what autuerism started out to be, which is a popular defense for autuerism, that, when under critical scrutiny, its supporters fall back to "well, no, they're not LITERALLY authors, okay?"  I'll subscribe to autuerism as long as it's a way of looking films--that either all directors are autuers or that no director is an autuer, because the current autuerism seems to only applaud the obvious directorial flourishes...what you referred to as "personalities came through".  But first of all, how can you tell between a creative gimmicky shot and "true personality"?  Why can't Linklater's personality come through in School of Rock?  Just because it lacks the obvious "trademarks" of a Linklater movie?  So is it up to you to decide whether or not a filmmaker is an autuer based on what YOU can recognize in a filmmaker?  And also, when does an autuer stop being an autuer?  When the budget reaches $2 million?  When he gives in to the producers for the 26th time?  
Unless there is a specific, foolish guideline of checklists that can hold each filmmaker up against, the "autuer theory" will remain a First Year Film Student term for what generic fanboys refer to as "genius;" as a mystification of the filmmaking process.
each director can bring something unique to the project, and he can bring more or less depending on how much creative control he has, but that applies to ALL directors, so unless you can specify your definition of an autuer more than the conventional "some guy with A voice"--because every guy has a voice, your argument will remain a hollow one.


Quote from: samsong


They're just making observations.  School of Rock isn't a typical Linklater film and it isn't the work of an auteur.  It doesn't mean it isn't good, nor does it mean that because that complaint is made (and it's valid) that it's a bad or lesser film... well, I guess it depends how much of a Linklater fan you are and what your preferences are like.  I know some people that were appalled by how mainstream it was but many enjoyed it for what it is, decent and entertainig which is exactly how soxiante described it.  

I don't understand why you mention that a lot of the writing for Before Sunset was by the actors in your argument against auteurism.  Linklater was still involved in the writing and he directed them in such a way to fit his style, his preferences, his way of making films.  It just so happens that he likes naturalism and in order to achieve that  he gives his actors a lot of freedom.  But his personality is still there in every frame, which I think is what the French New Wave and Cahiers du Cinema were getting at.  An autuer isn't necessarily in charge of every little aspect on a literal level, but in directing their films their personalities come through and it is undoubtedly theirs.  Just because they weren't completely responsible for all ideas or writing involved in the production doesn't mean a director isn't an auteur; that quality lies in their ability to translate all those things to the screen their own way.  Wes Anderson doesn't write on his own and he's always asking for other people's opinions, yet through all three of his films you see similatiries in style and personality that are so distinct that it's unmistakably a Wes Anderson picture (I only use him as an example since apparently, you're his bitch).  Whether you're a fan of his or not, you can recognize it, and this can be said about a lot of directors; my two favorite examples are Bresson and Ozu, since they're so consistent.  But look at the films of Hitchcock and Hawks, Wilder and Sturges, etc. etc.

I know what I described is more or less "personal" filmmaking, but the makers of those films are without a doubt auteurs.  Truffaut was announcing his collaboration with Spielberg when he said the auteur theory was a gimmick, which it might have been, but it works, and I like it.

By the way just because Linklater has more budget doesn't mean he has more freedom to do what he wants.  Money = liability on the studio's part; that puts him in a more compromising position to deliver something more accessible than what he's used to making, especially since it's a kid's movie (in theory).  If he really had his way and didn't consider his audience and adapt to those needs and quotas, I'm sure we'd see Jack Black having existential conversations with Summer while driving the van through, all shot in one five minute take.
Title: Richard Linklater
Post by: samsong on September 24, 2004, 12:28:46 AM
Quote from: pete
it wasn't just an observation; there was also disappointment lodged in there somewhere, or ask soixante.
also, chill with the Wes Anderson bitch comment please.
you pretty much watered down what autuerism started out to be, which is a popular defense for autuerism, that, when under critical scrutiny, its supporters fall back to "well, no, they're not LITERALLY authors, okay?"  I'll subscribe to autuerism as long as it's a way of looking films--that either all directors are autuers or that no director is an autuer, because the current autuerism seems to only applaud the obvious directorial flourishes...what you referred to as "personalities came through".  But first of all, how can you tell between a creative gimmicky shot and "true personality"?  Why can't Linklater's personality come through in School of Rock?  Just because it lacks the obvious "trademarks" of a Linklater movie?  So is it up to you to decide whether or not a filmmaker is an autuer based on what YOU can recognize in a filmmaker?  And also, when does an autuer stop being an autuer?  When the budget reaches $2 million?  When he gives in to the producers for the 26th time?  
Unless there is a specific, foolish guideline of checklists that can hold each filmmaker up against, the "autuer theory" will remain a First Year Film Student term for what generic fanboys refer to as "genius;" as a mystification of the filmmaking process.
each director can bring something unique to the project, and he can bring more or less depending on how much creative control he has, but that applies to ALL directors, so unless you can specify your definition of an autuer more than the conventional "some guy with A voice"--because every guy has a voice, your argument will remain a hollow one.


Quote from: samsong


They're just making observations.  School of Rock isn't a typical Linklater film and it isn't the work of an auteur.  It doesn't mean it isn't good, nor does it mean that because that complaint is made (and it's valid) that it's a bad or lesser film... well, I guess it depends how much of a Linklater fan you are and what your preferences are like.  I know some people that were appalled by how mainstream it was but many enjoyed it for what it is, decent and entertainig which is exactly how soxiante described it.  

I don't understand why you mention that a lot of the writing for Before Sunset was by the actors in your argument against auteurism.  Linklater was still involved in the writing and he directed them in such a way to fit his style, his preferences, his way of making films.  It just so happens that he likes naturalism and in order to achieve that  he gives his actors a lot of freedom.  But his personality is still there in every frame, which I think is what the French New Wave and Cahiers du Cinema were getting at.  An autuer isn't necessarily in charge of every little aspect on a literal level, but in directing their films their personalities come through and it is undoubtedly theirs.  Just because they weren't completely responsible for all ideas or writing involved in the production doesn't mean a director isn't an auteur; that quality lies in their ability to translate all those things to the screen their own way.  Wes Anderson doesn't write on his own and he's always asking for other people's opinions, yet through all three of his films you see similatiries in style and personality that are so distinct that it's unmistakably a Wes Anderson picture (I only use him as an example since apparently, you're his bitch).  Whether you're a fan of his or not, you can recognize it, and this can be said about a lot of directors; my two favorite examples are Bresson and Ozu, since they're so consistent.  But look at the films of Hitchcock and Hawks, Wilder and Sturges, etc. etc.

I know what I described is more or less "personal" filmmaking, but the makers of those films are without a doubt auteurs.  Truffaut was announcing his collaboration with Spielberg when he said the auteur theory was a gimmick, which it might have been, but it works, and I like it.

By the way just because Linklater has more budget doesn't mean he has more freedom to do what he wants.  Money = liability on the studio's part; that puts him in a more compromising position to deliver something more accessible than what he's used to making, especially since it's a kid's movie (in theory).  If he really had his way and didn't consider his audience and adapt to those needs and quotas, I'm sure we'd see Jack Black having existential conversations with Summer while driving the van through, all shot in one five minute take.


Suddenly (most, if not... I didn't read the entire thing) all your grammar is correct... I can admit "defeat" but... well, let's make it official. Can one of you lovely admins change my username subtitle to "not to be taken seriously"?  Thanks.  The cracks and such directed towards you were just jokes... you like playing devil's advocate in just about EVERY thread so I figured I'd give it a try.  Besides your initial statements were as hollow as you seem to find mine.  Now I know what you meant.

I'm a Nouvelle Vague "fanboy" as you so aptly put it, so I tend to hold onto those ideals.  As for the auteur theory, I did say that it worked for me, and that I liked it.  I like the films I like and admire the filmmakers I admire... I'm working on articulating those thoughts instead of simply claiming intuition or going adjective crazy and nonsensically worshipping, which I think I've been doing for quite some time.

Whatever, I'd like to call a truce... in terms of the insults.  We're the only two Asians on this board (to my knowledge)... we should stick together.
Title: Richard Linklater
Post by: ono on September 24, 2004, 12:37:28 AM
Search on "auteur theory," all terms.  Or:

Auteur Theory
http://www.xixax.com/viewtopic.php?t=713&highlight=auteur+theory

"Auteur" is not a four-letter word.  (It's a six-letter one.)  And dictionary.com, at least, seems to think there is such a thing:

http://dictionary.reference.com/search?r=2&q=auteur

So does Merriam-Webster, for that matter:

http://www.m-w.com/cgi-bin/dictionary?book=Dictionary&va=auteur

You can pretty much lump all directors into one of two categories: director-for-hire or auteur.  Imagine a Venn diagram.  Some fall in the middle, as is the case with most dichotomies.  And there is a whole spectrum involved as well.  Linklater is an auteur, for better or worse.  He, like Scorsese, though, has taken a "one for me, one for you" approach to filmmaking.  Something most strict auteurs couldn't do.  Hence, why people like Kubrick, PTA, Wes,  and Lynch and such are admirable: they make a film when they need to, when the story is there.  That's why it's taking so long for PTA to come out with his next flick.  At least, we hope so.

Now that you've read this far, disregard everything I've said, considering you don't want me to take you seriously.  :)  And paragraphs.  Yep.  Gotta love 'em.
Title: Richard Linklater
Post by: pete on September 24, 2004, 12:58:37 AM
but who decides that it's an "one for you one for me" approach?  does Linklater turn off the Linklater-o-meter when he signs that deal, becomes a studio zombie, until his next "little movie"?  are you saying that you can't find Scorsese flourishes in Gangs of New York, or whatever film YOU decided that wasn't "Scorsese" enough for Scorsese?  also, why can one lump all directors into two categories?  can't autuers be hired?  are they not themselves once they're hired?  can't directors who do it for money show personal flourishes as well?  what about those production teams that do everything together, like pixar or something?

as I've said before, I view the autuer theory as a way of looking at films, not as a film-by-film, person-by-person stamp of approval (unlike a dogme film).  the theory is useful when writing a paper on a series of films done by the same person--because it's easier to assume that two films have a lot in common because of one guy (as opposed to the country it's made in, the audience intended, the investors, the political climate, the production team, the era....etc.).  But it becomes pretty pointless when you're saying the same person is an autuer here but not an autuer there, but is an autuer again a few months later.  Because you just end up trivializing the filmmaking process and watering down a theory (autuerism, in your argument, becomes something that is only there when you see it's convenient to address it, but you dismiss it altogether when it's too mainstream).

Quote from: samsong
Whatever, I'd like to call a truce... in terms of the insults. We're the only two Asians on this board (to my knowledge)... we should stick together.


Ravi is here representing, but lets leave the Asians out of this, otherwise some cocksucker's knee will jerk again.
Title: Richard Linklater
Post by: Ghostboy on September 26, 2004, 01:31:04 AM
I haven't watched Slacker yet, but I've got the Criterion disc from Netflix right now and tonight I watched Linklater's first super8mm feature, Its Impossible To Learn To Plow By Reading Books. To be honest, I fell asleep in it (and I'm the guy who was thrilled by The Brown Bunny and blown away by Gerry). But even though it's tedious, I'd still say that it's good because you can tell Linklater's finding his voice and has something definite that he wants to make, audiences be damned. He says on the commentary that he realizes its tough on audiences, and that he was obsessed with banality when he made it. Basically, it's very much like Slacker, only without any dialogue. There are only about ten or fifteen lines in the whole movie (at least it seems that way). Although it's shot on super8mm, it's not amateurish at all...you can tell Linklater had a vision and stuck to it. So anyway, even though my viewing of it was interrupted by an inadverdent nap, I did feel that it was worth watching again with the commentary track.
Title: Richard Linklater
Post by: pete on September 26, 2004, 12:43:36 PM
my first viewing of slackers was interrupted by two naps.
Title: Richard Linklater
Post by: hedwig on September 26, 2004, 11:30:13 PM
Quote from: pete
my first viewing of slackers was interrupted by two naps.


my first (and so far, only) viewing of slackers was ended 10 minutes into it by a good night's sleep.
Title: Richard Linklater
Post by: 03 on September 26, 2004, 11:36:47 PM
it put your avatar to sleep as well
Title: Richard Linklater
Post by: MacGuffin on September 26, 2004, 11:42:43 PM
All of you do nothing but sleep. You guys are the slackers.

 :sleeping:
Title: Richard Linklater
Post by: hedwig on September 27, 2004, 12:59:52 AM
Quote from: 03
it put your avatar to sleep as well


heh, clever.

Quote from: Mac
You guys are the slackers.


Right on.

I'll try to watch "Slackers" again tomorrow without sleeping.
Title: Richard Linklater
Post by: cine on September 27, 2004, 08:00:35 AM
And folks.. Linklater's movie is called SLACKER. Stop pluralizing it because all I keep getting reminded of is this:

(http://www.cyber-cinema.com/original/slackersOrg.jpg)
Title: Richard Linklater
Post by: Slick Shoes on September 27, 2004, 11:29:56 AM
That was on TV last night.
Title: Richard Linklater
Post by: Ghostboy on September 29, 2004, 03:10:36 AM
I watched Slacker tonight and absolutely loved it. This, It's Impossible To Learn To Plow By Reading Books (the commentary of which, having finished listening to, is one of the best I've heard since...oh, PTA's last commentary, maybe), Waking Life and the Before Sunrise/Sunset really cement Linklater's brilliance in my mind. I'm about to watch the Slacker commentary track. More later, probably.
Title: Richard Linklater
Post by: cine on September 29, 2004, 03:24:02 AM
Ghostboy, stop tempting me to buy Slacker/sleep with you.
Title: Richard Linklater
Post by: RegularKarate on September 29, 2004, 01:31:49 PM
Quote from: Ghostboy
...really cement Linklater's brilliance in my mind.


This is my only real issue with Linklater... it really seems like this is all he's trying to do.  He's trying to seem brilliant.  I think that's one of the reasons he doesn't seem brilliant... his effort is a little too obvious.  I still like him and I'm going to watch Slacker this week just because I want to see "Old" Austin again (and I like that movie a lot), I just can't accept him as truly great.
Title: Richard Linklater
Post by: Slick Shoes on October 01, 2004, 12:07:52 PM
Well, that's cool. I just looked on IMDB and saw that Richard Linklater is directing The Smoker. And Owen Wilson is cast as the professor. This will be great.
Title: Richard Linklater
Post by: Weak2ndAct on October 02, 2004, 09:45:28 PM
I just finished devouring the Slacker Criterion disc(s), which was quite wonderful.  I forgot how much I liked the movie.  One of these days I should revisit some of Linklater's other films (I saw Dazed like 7 years ago and remembered hating it, definitely need to see Waking Life again-- which is a companion of sorts to Slacker-- and speaking of, is it me, or is Linklater now on the track of 'redoing' his old flicks?  I mean, you have Slacker/Waking Life, Before Sunrise/Sunset, School of Rock/Bad News Bears?  Just a thought).
Title: Richard Linklater
Post by: AntiDumbFrogQuestion on October 03, 2004, 01:08:39 AM
I've never seen Slacker (blasphemy!) but Waking Life was of course very good in that it pushed the artistic envelope, if only slightly.
Now, as for sequels and re-doings, I pretty much think it's just an AWESOME idea to do a sequel to something 10 years later, with the same characters, and acting talent, with a continued storyline and just...I dunno. Make it grow?? Much respect for that.
And as for the School of Rock/ Bad News Bears thing: I fucking LOVE Bad News Bears and hope whoever the coach is can live up to Matthau (impossible). I would think that after having a positive experience with School of Rock, Linklater would want to work with kids again. And even if Linklater is TRYING to be brilliant, I gotta say...School of Rock was one of a kind. I loved it.
Title: Richard Linklater
Post by: modage on October 10, 2004, 10:54:13 PM
Linklater Classmates Sue Universal Over 'Dazed and Confused'

Three of Hollywood director Richard Linklater's ex-classmates are suing Universal Studios, after enduring jokes over characters based on them in Dazed And Confused. Richard Floyd, Andy Slater and Bobby Wooderson claim Linklater never asked them if he could use their surnames for characters in the cult film. The men say they have been viewed in a different light by neighbors and friends ever since the 1993 movie, about a group of alcohol and drug-consuming students on the last day of school in 1976, was released. Slater's lawyer Ernest Freeman says people assume his client takes illegal narcotics because of the marijuana and Lsd-loving character, played by Rory Cochrane, in Dazed and Confused. And Floyd, who now works at a car showroom in Huntsville, Texas, says, "We had fun in high school, but there is nothing true about that movie. Yet I am having to deal with it all the time."
Title: Richard Linklater
Post by: hedwig on October 11, 2004, 12:34:26 AM
Quote from: themodernage02
Linklater Classmates Sue Universal Over 'Dazed and Confused'

Three of Hollywood director Richard Linklater's ex-classmates are suing Universal Studios, after enduring jokes over characters based on them in Dazed And Confused. Richard Floyd, Andy Slater and Bobby Wooderson claim Linklater never asked them if he could use their surnames for characters in the cult film. The men say they have been viewed in a different light by neighbors and friends ever since the 1993 movie, about a group of alcohol and drug-consuming students on the last day of school in 1976, was released. Slater's lawyer Ernest Freeman says people assume his client takes illegal narcotics because of the marijuana and Lsd-loving character, played by Rory Cochrane, in Dazed and Confused. And Floyd, who now works at a car showroom in Huntsville, Texas, says, "We had fun in high school, but there is nothing true about that movie. Yet I am having to deal with it all the time."


What is dumber -- that, or "NC-17, for scenes of explicit puppet sex."
Title: Richard Linklater
Post by: pete on October 11, 2004, 12:35:08 AM
well, so Conan had to grow up with "Conan the Barbarian", every Kenny had to deal with "OMG you killed Kenny" and the Gaylords in the world--god bless their souls.
Title: Richard Linklater
Post by: Bethie on October 11, 2004, 12:38:05 AM
I became infuriated after reading that in today's newspaper. First off that film came out OVER ten years ago! Why did they wait so long? If "there is nothing true about that movie" then why are they suing? To say their neighbors view them differently because of that film is just plain ridiculous. stop lying.

 
:roll:




Morons.
Title: Richard Linklater
Post by: MacGuffin on October 11, 2004, 12:46:14 AM
Oh, yeah, by going public, this will help their image.  :roll:
Title: Richard Linklater
Post by: soixante on October 11, 2004, 03:23:03 AM
How silly.  Wooderson, Floyd and Slater are cool characters.  This reminds me of William Randolph Hearst getting pissed about Citizen Kane.  What a bunch of wankers.

Why doesn't Diane Keaton sue Woody Allen for basing Annie Hall on her?  The possibilities are endless.
Title: Richard Linklater
Post by: meatball on October 11, 2004, 11:14:35 AM
Quote from: Cinephile
(http://www.cyber-cinema.com/original/slackersOrg.jpg)


Schwartzmann's arms are HUGE!  :shock:
Title: Richard Linklater
Post by: Just Withnail on October 11, 2004, 01:01:48 PM
Looks like they shrunk everything but his hands and his nose.
Title: Richard Linklater
Post by: MacGuffin on October 25, 2004, 12:31:14 AM
Kinnear at bat in 'Bears' redo

Greg Kinnear has signed on for "The Bad News Bears." He joins Billy Bob Thornton in the remake of the 1976 Walter Matthau starrer that Richard Linklater is directing for Paramount Pictures. "Bears" follows a group of Little League misfits who are transformed into winners. Glenn Ficcara and John Requa, the creative team behind Thornton's hit "Bad Santa," are penning the project.
Title: Richard Linklater
Post by: MacGuffin on November 02, 2004, 06:20:53 PM
Harden Drafted by BEARS
Oscar winner Marcia Gay Harden joins Billy Bob Thornton and Greg Kinnear in Paramount's Bad News Bears remake.

Marcia Gay Harden is in negotiations to join the line up of Paramount's Bad News Bears remake, which already stars Billy Bob Thornton and Greg Kinnear and will be helmed by Richard Linklater.

Harden would play an attorney who recruits Thornton's character to coach a youth baseball team of misfits. The new script was written by Glenn Ficarra and John Requa (Bad Santa).

Cameras are scheduled to begin rolling on the comedy on November 15, shooting toward a summer 2005 release. Geyer Kosinski is producing though his Media Talent Group banner.

Harden's most recent works include Dylan Kidd's P.S., the Hallmark Hall of Fame/CBS telepic In From the Night and IFC's American Gun.
Title: Richard Linklater
Post by: MacGuffin on November 03, 2004, 12:21:47 PM
Linklater Lands at Paramount
Paramount signs helmer Richard Linklater to a two-year, first-look production deal.

Filmmaker Richard Linklater has just inked a two-year, first-look directing deal with Paramount. This on the heels of the announcement that Marcia Gay Harden has joined the cast of Linklater's Bad News Bears remake for Paramount. Production on the film that also stars Billy Bob Thornton and Greg Kinnear starts November 15.

Linklater's history of successful collaboration with Paramount was established by last year's Jack Black starrer School of Rock, which grossed $81 million in the U.S.

Linklater's recent work includes the romance-drama Before Sunset, the follow-up to Before Sunrise, both films starring Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke, for Warner Independent. Also for Warner Independent, Linklater is in post-production on the animated A Scanner Darkly, based on the Philip K. Dick story.
Title: Richard Linklater
Post by: modage on November 03, 2004, 10:39:25 PM
first look, as in, they want all the movies that are going to make money and let somebody else have the ones that are too weird.  anyways, i saw the original Bad News Bears tonight for the first time and it was pretty good.  although a lot of sports movie conventions seem to be there, it manages to stay away from the traditional structure quite a bit from matthau's character not becoming less of an alcoholic to the team really not getting much better, etc.  etc. which was really refreshing in a genre that can so easily go stale by slipping into cliches.  the kids were all great too and man do i appreciate the non-pc-ness of it all.  i dont know how they are going to get away with any of this stuff today and still have a kids movie.  theyre going to be riding the pg13 line definitely if they want to capture the spirit and even then, they'll have to be toning down a lot of stuff.  otherwise you'll have a crude R rated bad santa-esque movie that paramount would never allow this to be.  hmm.....  seems pretty pointless either way so i guess that makes it interesting.
Title: Richard Linklater
Post by: MacGuffin on December 10, 2004, 04:36:36 PM
They're peeved and litigious
'Dazed and Confused' is a hit -- but not with the real Wooderson, Slater and Floyd, who've sued.
Source: Washington Post

HUNTSVILLE, Texas — When we last saw them, Wooderson, Slater and "Pink" Floyd were stoned out of their gourds, driving into the East Texas sunrise in Wooderson's souped-up Chevy Chevelle, off on a sacred quest for Aerosmith tickets and smoking a breakfast joint as the end credits of "Dazed and Confused" began to roll.

But that was a long time ago, and it was just a movie anyway — a made-up story with actors. Right now — 11 years after the movie came out — the real Wooderson, Slater and Floyd are here, in a Huntsville law office, looking a bit peeved. They're explaining why they recently sued their old high school classmate Richard Linklater, who made "Dazed and Confused," for "defamation" and "negligent infliction of emotional distress."
 
"Like, for example, the scene that shows me showing somebody how to make a bong in shop class," says Andy Slater, now 45. "I never did that. But they used my name and they show me making a bong in shop class."

Slater pauses, then smiles. "I don't sit around the house making bongs." He laughs. So does Bobby Wooderson, 47. And Richard "Pink" Floyd, 46.

But their lawyers aren't laughing. They're trying to keep this whole thing very serious.

And it is extremely serious. There are important legal principles at stake here — such as the right to privacy, specifically as it relates to the right to avoid having everybody know what a knucklehead you were back in high school. That's why the lawyers get frustrated when all anybody wants to know is: Did you guys really smoke that much dope back in high school in 1976?

Slater smiles slyly. "Well, I wouldn't say it didn't happen," he says. "But I don't think there was any more here than anywhere else."

"Certainly those things happened at that time," interrupts attorney T. Ernest Freeman, "but that aspect of the movie was really exaggerated, particularly with respect to our clients."

Well, of course. Making bongs in shop class — that is a tad far-fetched. "Oh, no, they did that," says Slater. "But it wasn't me."

To fully comprehend the subtle legal issues of the case of Wooderson et al. vs. Universal Studios Inc. et al., it helps to have seen "Dazed and Confused" six or eight times. Which is no problem, because the movie is, like, awesome. It's an "American Graffiti" of the '70s, man.

Written and directed by Linklater, who grew up in Huntsville, it was made on a tiny budget with a cast of unknowns, including future stars Matthew McConaughey and Ben Affleck.

Set in an unnamed Texas town on the last day of school in 1976, "Dazed" is a delightfully comic anthropological study of adolescent behavior.

Critics raved: "The ultimate party movie, socially irresponsible and totally irresistible," said Rolling Stone. "The most slyly funny and dead-on portrait of American teenage life ever made," said Entertainment Weekly.

Floyd was eager to see it. He'd known Linklater a bit in school. So Floyd went to a local theater with his wife, brother, sister and cousin, Bobby Wooderson.

"I watched the movie, and I felt like they'd kicked me in the stomach," says Wooderson, now a computer systems engineer and a divorced father of two.

He was stunned to see a character named David Wooderson (played by McConaughey), a heavy-lidded Lothario who graduated years ago but is still hanging around, smoking weed and chasing high school chicks.

Floyd says he was shocked to see a character called Randall "Pink" Floyd, the star quarterback, who wonders whether he'd rather smoke weed and drink beer than play football.

Floyd had been a second-string offensive lineman on the school team, but the cinematic promotion to quarterback didn't make him feel any better about all the dope the Pink character smokes in the movie.

"My wife said, 'Oh, my God! What are we going to tell people?' " recalls Floyd, now the service manager at a Huntsville Dodge dealership and the father of two sons.

When Slater saw it, he was peeved about the character named Ron Slater, a stoner in a pot-leaf T-shirt who launches into a stoned rap about how George Washington used to toke up, smoking righteous weed in pipes packed by Martha. "Who knows? I might have said that," says Slater, a bachelor and a building contractor. "I was quite outspoken back then. That's probably why Rick Linklater might have chosen me as a character — because I disagreed with marijuana laws and I was vocal about that even in high school. But I was never walking around with a marijuana leaf on my shirt or handing out joints. I was not that character in that movie."

After the movie came out, Slater happened to run into Floyd and Wooderson. "Somebody said, 'I'm pretty [peeved],' and everybody else said, 'Me too,' " Slater recalls.

The guys asked each other: Did Linklater call you? Did you give permission to use your name? Did you get any money out of it? The answer to every question was: No. No. No.

They never mentioned suing Linklater that night, they say, because they figured this low-budget movie would fade away.

"People ask, 'Why did you wait to sue?' " says Wooderson. "Well, I just wanted it to go away. Nobody knew who McConaughey was. Nobody knew who Affleck was. Nobody knew Rick Linklater from Adam. It was a low-budget, low-rent movie, and we figured it would just go away."

Instead, it became a cult hit, McConaughey and Affleck became stars, and Linklater became a respected director. Slater, Floyd and Wooderson found themselves semi-famous.

"I was skiing in Colorado one time," recalls Wooderson, "and I turned in my skis and said, 'Wooderson,' and the kid goes, 'Wooderson? Like in "Dazed and Confused"?' I didn't say anything, but somebody with me says, 'Yeah! This is him!' And the kid says, 'Dude, you need to come party with us!' "

Floyd recalls: "I have a nephew who was getting married in Bangor, Maine, so we went up for the wedding…. My nephew's in his late 20s and he has all these friends, and we get out of the car and one of them yells, 'Pink Floyd!' It was good-natured fun on their part, but I'm there with my wife and kids, and it was rather embarrassing to me, especially when they go, 'Man! "Dazed and Confused!" Love that movie! Let's go burn one!' "

The incident that sparked the lawsuit came last year when Slater picked up a woman for their first — and last — date.

"She got in the car," he recalls, "and she says, 'My mother gave me a hard time about going out with you. She wants to know if you're still a dope dealer.' "

That did it. Slater called lawyer Freeman, who recruited Santa Fe entertainment lawyer Bill Robins to help him. Slater persuaded Wooderson and Floyd to join him as plaintiffs.

Robins filed the suit Oct. 8 in state court in Santa Fe because New Mexico has a longer statute of limitations than Texas. The suit accuses Linklater and Universal Studios of defaming Slater, Floyd and Wooderson, violating their privacy and causing them "severe emotional distress" and "mental anguish."

The defendants filed papers requesting that the case be transferred to federal court but otherwise have remained silent. A Universal spokeswoman declined to comment; Linklater declined interview requests.
Title: Richard Linklater
Post by: ono on December 10, 2004, 06:00:38 PM
It seems frivolous on the surface, but considering how dumb other people can be, they have a case.
Title: Richard Linklater
Post by: soixante on December 11, 2004, 04:03:17 AM
Perhaps the estate of John Holmes should sue Paul Thomas Anderson for loosely basing Boogie Nights on Holmes's life.  And Mia Farrow's sisters can sue Woody Allen for Hannah and Her Sisters.  Come to think of it, Diane Keaton could sue Woody Allen for Annie Hall, which is based upon their relationship.
Title: Richard Linklater
Post by: ono on December 11, 2004, 10:20:12 AM
You miss the point.
Title: Richard Linklater
Post by: bonanzataz on December 12, 2004, 03:00:12 PM
perhaps linklater didn't have to be such a dingleberry and could have CHANGED THE FUCKING NAMES!
Title: Richard Linklater
Post by: ©brad on December 12, 2004, 03:34:07 PM
yeah no joke, but this is total horseshit. why sue them now? the movie came out in 1993! all of a sudden they're are pissed about it. this sounds like a bunch of old, burnt-outs who are broke and need the cash to fill up those pipes with more weed. i'd bet my mother's life that each of those assholes still have an old bong somewhere in their attic, if not in their kitchen.

bullshit. the movie is probably the best portrayl of teenagers ever made.
Title: Richard Linklater
Post by: bonanzataz on December 13, 2004, 12:51:53 AM
that new special edition dvd just came out. i guess that did it.
Title: Richard Linklater
Post by: SiliasRuby on December 13, 2004, 03:29:38 AM
It was hardly a special edition, all it really had was some deleted scenes and a trailer.
Title: Richard Linklater
Post by: soixante on April 20, 2005, 12:31:44 PM
Just watched Tape for the first time.  It was very cinematic, considering it was set in one room with just three characters.  The sense of "no exit" claustrophobia worked to the film's advantage.  The performances were excellent -- as Ebert noted, the actors had nowhere to hide.  Linklater's variety of camera angles, his blocking of actors, and his editing made it seem less like a filmed play and more like a movie set in one location.

Looking back over Linklater's career, I'm amazed at the variety of his films, and the high quality overall.  The same year Tape was released, Linklater also did Waking Life, which is quite different stylistically.  Or think how different School of Rock is from Before Sunset.
Title: Re: Richard Linklater
Post by: MacGuffin on May 18, 2006, 12:17:40 PM
A review of the Dazed And Confused Criterion DVD:
http://dvd.ign.com/articles/709/709068p1.html
Title: Re: Richard Linklater
Post by: MacGuffin on May 25, 2006, 11:49:17 AM
Linklater's Next: Chet Baker Movie #3

You know how projects seem to come in pairs? Screen Daily's got another story for us about dueling projects (though, in this case, the director of the newest entry insists there is no fighting going on whatsoever).

The subject in question this time is Chet Baker. Already the focus of two movies in various stages of production, the jazz icon is also going to be the subject of a new project from Richard Linklater -- at least that's what the director is telling people at Cannes. According to Linklater, his film, planned as an independent project, with be "a small jazz movie" rather than a sweeping biopic. Instead of examining Baker's entire career, Linklater's film -- entitled Chesney -- "will look at one day in the life of the jazz legend before he was famous."
Title: Re: Richard Linklater
Post by: MacGuffin on June 04, 2006, 12:24:47 PM
Another Linklater Baseball Film Underway
Source: Cinematical

Does Richard Linklater ever take a break? The Austin filmmaker seems to prefer to line up his film projects one after another, or even overlapping. Earlier this week, Linklater announced he's working on a new feature film, Chesney, one of the Chet Baker biopics. Now the latest news is that he's been producing a documentary about the University of Texas baseball team.

Although the Texas Longhorns have won six national college baseball championships over the years, the team has never won consecutive championships. That might change this year, depending on the team's showing in the NCAA regional tournament currently taking place in Austin. Linklater was interested in the team's recent efforts to win back-to-back championships, which will be the focus of the documentary. Linklater's crew has been filming the team for the past seven months. No one is certain where the film might eventually play -- PBS, cable, or theaters -- and the fate of the movie may rest in the fate of the Longhorns in upcoming games.
Title: Re: Richard Linklater
Post by: Redlum on June 19, 2006, 08:06:48 AM
IMDB has Linklater down as adapting and directing 'Last Flag Flying', the follow up to The Last Detail (my favourite Hal Ashby film).

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It's been thirty-five years since Billy Baddass, Mule and Meadows have seen eachother. Billy has gone on to own a Bar and Grille, Mule has become the pastor of a church, and Meadows, after serving eight years for stealing from the PX, is now working at the PX. When Meadow's son is killed in the war in Iraq he goes to seek out his old friends who accompany him on his journey to bury his son.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0465516/

Title: Re: Richard Linklater
Post by: MacGuffin on June 26, 2006, 07:09:40 PM
Linklater on Last Detail sequel
Director discusses return to classic Nicholson flick.

IGN FilmForce reported on a story in Variety last year that a sequel to the 70's Hal Ashby-directed classic, The Last Detail, was in the works, reuniting Jack Nicholson with co-star Randy Quaid. Morgan Freeman has been rumored to take over the part originally portrayed by Otis Young, who passed on in 2001.

This weekend, while researching an interview with Richard Linklater, I stumbled upon an intriguing listing on the always reliable (insert sarcasm here) IMDB. The site lists Richard Linklater as writer of the script as well as director.
   
Heading into my interview for Scanner Darkly this weekend, I just had to ask Linklater about the prospect. Linklater was paired for the interview with Scanner star, Keanu Reeves.

Linklater says that directing is news to him, but there is at least a partial truth. "Not currently, no. Semi-hopefully... I wrote a draft."

"Who knows? Who knows the future? Who knows how anything ever gets made."

"Are you gonna do that?" Reeves asks. "Can I do it?"

Linklater laughs at the idea. "Let's see. Did you fight in Vietnam? Are you old enough?"

"Is that on IMDB or something? Because I've never even met with Jack Nicholson. I don't know what he thinks..."

I told him that IMDB lists Him as writer/director with Jack Nicholson, Morgan Freeman and Randy Quaid.

"Wow, that would be huge," Linklater says with a laugh.
Title: Re: Richard Linklater
Post by: matt35mm on June 26, 2006, 09:13:32 PM
I saw Linklater at the Los Angeles Film Festival yesterday (and also saw David Gordon Green earlier in the day) in a conversational Q&A with Elvis Mitchell that lasted about an hour and 40 minutes or so.  Linklater is cool beans in real life; I can never help but feed off of his energy.  It was a very cool time and we even got to see a very short clip from Fast Food Nation (which didn't even seem to be color corrected).

You know, I had never gone to these sorts of things before (I'd never seen a director whose work I admire), and in just this year alone I've gotten to see PT Anderson, David Gordon Green, and Richard Linklater, all of whom are heroes of mine.  Nicole Holefcener and Terry Zwigoff were also participating in the Green thing.
Title: Re: Richard Linklater
Post by: Redlum on June 29, 2006, 05:40:10 AM
From the interview (http://www.aintitcool.com/display.cgi?id=23728) up at AICN

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AD: What’s up next for you?

RL: I’ve got a couple of scripts that I’m trying to get done. One is a day in the life of Chet Baker, the jazz musician. It takes place in the 50s and is kind of a beat jazz movie from 1954--kind of an odd idea. Another one deals with the Iraq war and is very contemporary. It’s seen through the eyes of a parent who has lost a kid.
Title: Re: Richard Linklater
Post by: MacGuffin on July 01, 2006, 09:16:22 PM
A true Texan, he takes aim with both barrels
Richard Linklater tackles fast food and America's war on drugs in two films filled with pungent social criticism.
By Robert W. Welkos, Los Angeles Times

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In the closing credits of Richard Linklater's hallucinogenic animated film "A Scanner Darkly," an unusual list of names scrolls upward. It's a roster of the lost: friends and acquaintances of the late sci-fi author Philip K. Dick who died of overdoses or had their lives devastated by drugs. Their names were taken from Dick's book, on which the film is based.

"Between alcohol and drugs, I'd say all of us involved in the film have our own list," says Linklater. "It's like, 'You know that guy who was here last week? He OD'ed.' 'Really? I didn't even know he was on drugs.' 'You know that guy who was always drunk? Well, he just dropped dead because he drank himself to death.' "

"A Scanner Darkly," which opens Friday, is a darkly comedic and ultimately tragic journey through the world of drugs and paranoia, as much a critique of America's war on drugs as it is a cautionary tale of ruined lives. It tells the story of an undercover cop only seven years in the future who reluctantly follows orders to start spying on his friends as they wrestle with their demons.

"That's the future world Philip K. Dick imagined, that it would be easy to set people against themselves," says Linklater, who, with a pair of topical films coming soon to theaters, finds himself talking frequently these days about the intersection of life, art and politics. "In a situation where you have all-pervasive surveillance, everyone's a suspect. That's what he envisioned in a drug war kind of way, even before there was a drug war. He wrote all this stuff 30 years ago."

In a post-9/11 climate, Linklater notes, it isn't hard to imagine the same mind-set amplified by America's seemingly unending war on terror.

"What would happen if the war on drugs were to be over? Or the war on terror were to be over?" he asks. "Nothing. You can't declare victory in a war like that. So by calling it that, you've just enslaved all of us for a really endless Orwellian ideal …. If you look at the war on drugs, from the time it started, all that has happened is that the prison population has quadrupled. So that's good for business. That's good for politicians seeking reelection saying they're tough on crime."

Prisons, he says, are "really full of petty drug offenders who aren't out to hurt anyone and haven't often hurt anyone but themselves. They are kind of pawns in a bigger power game. So there are lots of things to be paranoid about, I think."

He cycles through the themes of power, paranoia and the costs of feeding America's hungers in a much different way in "Fast Food Nation." The film, which opens this fall, shines an unflattering spotlight on America's fast food industry, from immigrant-staffed slaughterhouses and teeming feedlots to contaminated meat supplies and the dreams of low-wage help working behind the counters of fast food restaurants.

Although it is fictional, the film is based on the 2001 bestseller by Eric Schlosser, who co-wrote the screenplay with Linklater. It features an ensemble cast that includes Greg Kinnear, Catalina Sandino Moreno, Kris Kristofferson and Patricia Arquette. (Be forewarned: "Fast Food Nation" includes graphic footage of what happens to cattle inside the killing room of an actual meatpacking plant. It isn't pretty.)

The films debuted this year at Cannes, and Linklater — who describes himself as a graduate of the "Stanley Kubrick school of filmmaking: you buy a camera and you make a movie" — is believed to be the only director to have had two movies officially entered in the festival at the same time, with "Fast Food Nation" in the competition and "A Scanner Darkly" on the out-of-competition program.

"I make the joke that I'm like that British bus," he says. "You wait forever and then two show up at the same time."

Into the limelight

For a kid from East Texas who once put in 12-hour shifts wearing a hard hat and steel-toed boots on oil rigs in the Gulf of Mexico, the memory of being nattily attired in a tux and walking up the paparazzi-lined red carpet in Cannes seems a bit jarring.

"It was pretty crazy," Linklater admits, noting that he much prefers movie premieres in the U.S., where the media obsess about glamorous celebrities rather than directors.

"But there, on the red carpet, you've got the camera following you to your seat," he says, shaking his head in amazement. "Two thousand people get up and do this" — he claps his hands. "The camera follows you — the director — and they say 'auteur.' It's like being on center court at Wimbledon."

While the Cannes jury would bestow the Palme d'Or for best picture on British director Ken Loach for his Irish-themed drama "The Wind That Shakes the Barley," few directors at this year's festival received more attention than the boyishly handsome 45-year-old Texan who was raised in Huntsville, where his stepfather once worked as a guard at the state penitentiary.

His days at Cannes were crammed with press conferences, media interviews, photo sessions and parties. One day, the low-key, personable director was seated on a sun-drenched deck at a pricey hotel in shorts and a casual pullover as TV crews and print reporters trooped in one after another for their publicist-allotted 15-minute interviews.

A few days later, he was back at it again, appearing tired with a weekend's growth of beard, only this time the interviews had shifted to a cabana on the grounds of the famed Hotel du Cap, where a gentle breeze came off the shimmering blue Mediterranean.

Near the end of the festival, Linklater was invited onto a yacht where a party was being thrown by some Texans who had come to Cannes to attend the annual American Foundation for AIDS Research party to raise money. He asked two of his stars, Keanu Reeves and Robert Downey Jr., to join him, but none expected the lavishness of this party.

"I didn't think it was a big deal until we got closer to the yacht," he says. "There was Al Green singing with this big band. There were backup singers, backup dancers. It felt so decadent. I mean, here was Al Green singing his heart out. Our jaws drop, 'Oh, my God.' "

Reviews that came out of the festival were mixed. The Hollywood Reporter, for instance, found "Fast Food Nation" to be "punchless," while the critic for the Village Voice wrote that while the film is "overflowing with good intentions … what it lacks is satiric energy."

As for "A Scanner Darkly," the London Times praised its "striking" animation style — a process called interpolated rotoscoping that overlays animation on performances filmed as live action — and called its dialogue "deranged, trippy and extremely funny," ensuring it a cult audience. But on his website, film critic Emanuel Levy called both films "disappointing" and used his review to prod Linklater to make better film choices in light of his last outing, 2005's "Bad News Bears" starring Billy Bob Thornton, a new take on Michael Ritchie's much-beloved 1976 baseball yarn, "The Bad News Bears," which starred Walter Matthau.

"According to an old Jewish expression," Levy wrote, "troubles come in threesomes, and indeed, with the two Cannes films following the crappy and unnecessary remake of 'The Bad News Bears,' which was an artistic and commercial flop, Linklater is now ready for a fresh start." (The film grossed a tepid $34 million worldwide.)

Linklater knows enough not to get into public dust-ups with respected film critics, but he feels that Levy's review went a little too far.

If the movie made $100 million, he says, "it would go down in history as not a bad movie and not be seen as a big flop. Everyone is an expert. That's a guy who probably does know something about the industry, but it shows you how little anyone knows [about making comedies]. Comedy is hard to pull off. It's not easy to make a studio comedy."

Linklater has managed to move frequently between the studio and indie worlds, with films such as "Before Sunrise," "Waking Life," "School of Rock," "Before Sunset" and "Bad News Bears." "Scanner," with a budget of $8 million and "Nation," made for an estimated $10 million, fall squarely into indie territory. (Warner Independent Pictures and Thousand Words financed "A Scanner Darkly," and "Fast Food Nation" pulled in funding from Participant Productions, backer of socially conscious films such as "Syriana" and "An Inconvenient Truth.")

The films were "polar opposites" in terms of the difficulty he had in bringing them to the big screen, Linklater says. In "Fast Food Nation," the difficulties all arose during principal photography, part of which involved outfitting cast and crew in full protective gear for scenes shot under a tight schedule and with little rehearsal time at an actual slaughterhouse in Mexico. The unit also moved to the desert for two weeks under a blazing sun to film scenes of migrants crossing illegally into the U.S.

By contrast, Linklater says, " 'A Scanner Darkly' was a very smooth production that we did in, like, 23 days — we came in a day and a half under schedule …. And then we had a long, treacherous postproduction period. The animation was much more difficult to achieve than they thought it would be. Everything dragged on."

Although it is a time-consuming process, rotoscoping, which he used for the first time in "Waking Life," appealed to him because "it's shot live action, with real gestures, real people, real sound. I think the sound quality sounds like a real movie, not like some hermetically sealed studio animation recording. It's kind of the sound of the real world that makes you think it's real. Then, the other part of your brain is going, 'Wait a second. This isn't real.' This is a graphic novel come to life. It's not a painting, it's something else."

He says there is a "certain dissonance in your brain" watching the film that is not unlike the characters' experiencing a hallucinogen called substance D, or "death" as it is known among its users. "The animation sort of elevates kind of mundane material … so it's kind of fun to watch on some level. It heightens your perception of it. It makes it more real."

There was also a practical reason for going the animation route, Linklater says. "It keeps it very much in the low-budget realm." The film was shot with two video cameras.

Strong esprit de corps

LINKLATER'S breakthrough film, 1991's "Slacker," revolved around 100 characters in a 24-hour period, and in the years since then, he's developed strong bonds with the actors in his largely ensemble casts.

Wilmer Valderrama said he became a "big fan" after working with Linklater on "Fast Food Nation."

"He's a director of this generation," Valderrama says. "He really allows himself to bend the rules of moviemaking. He doesn't make conventional movies. He does all these ensemble casts. His endings aren't necessarily happy endings."

A lot of directors, Valderrama says, "shy away from these types of movies because it's tough to give a beginning, middle and ending to each story line." Linklater is able to "give each character some kind of closure, which is super tricky."

Linklater, he says, is calm and relaxed on the set and always receptive to ideas.

Downey describes the director as "a cross between a guy you wanted to party with in high school and college and kind of a Southern gentleman soldier."

By that, he explains, he means that Linklater has "a really wicked sense of humor," but in rehearsal or when the cameras are rolling, he's like a general engaged in a ground war. "You are just moving forward a tiny bit, every piece of ground you gain you try not to give up."

Downey jokes that working with Linklater can be a bit like Richard Dreyfuss' character relating to Quint, the obsessed shark hunter played by Robert Shaw in "Jaws." Like Quint, Downey says, Linklater is standing there "wanting to tie knots all day long."

With Downey, you're never quite sure whether he is serious or kidding — Linklater calls him "the living embodiment of Dada." But things get clearer when he compares his director to a tennis coach "who says, 'As long as we got two hours, there's no reason why we don't do drills for two hours.' I've learned a great lesson from him and a couple of other people: Lack of preparedness does not make for spontaneous performance."

Downey echoes Valderrama in noting that Linklater is open to ideas, wherever they came from. "Keanu would crack a joke to a gal who brought him a Coke while we're eating excellent Austin Hilton Hotel food, and the next thing that would be in the script."

Linklater, says Schlosser, who worked closely with him on "Fast Food Nation," "has a massive ego — I have to say it takes one to know one," but adds that it is because of that ego that his friend likes to share ideas and screen credit with others.

Linklater, he notes, developed his 2004 film "Before Sunset" with the stars, Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy, and "there are very few directors who would want to work so closely and in such a collaborative way with two actors and give them screen credit."

Perhaps it's Linklater's love of sports that allows him to embrace such teamwork. A .400 hitter three years in a row in high school and fast enough to steal more than 100 bases, he received a baseball scholarship to attend Sam Houston State, but atrial fibrillation in his heart ended his baseball prospects.

Today, he has built a baseball diamond on property he owns about 35 miles outside of Austin, and on Saturdays, you can often find a game underway, whether he's pulling in his Hollywood pals, as he did while making "A Scanner Darkly," or inviting players on the University of Texas Longhorns baseball team to drop by for a few innings.

Downey chuckles that it's just like that line out of "Field of Dreams" — "If you build it, he will come."

"And they do come," Downey says. "He's got Texas' version of Shoeless Joe Jackson in every corner" of the diamond.

A personal philosophy

WITH every movie, Linklater says, he seems to have some aspect of his personal life exposed. In "Bad News Bears," his ex-jock status came out. Now, with "Fast Food Nation," it's becoming more widely known that he's a vegetarian. He hasn't eaten meat since 1983, although he'll occasionally have nonfarmed fish.

"It was never for my health," he says. "It started from an animal rights movement. I read a book called 'Animal Liberation' by Peter Singer."

But he's not a big activist.

"Where I grew up, in Huntsville, I had bulls, pigs. It was rural. I had a bull named Bo. One day, they took him off to be slaughtered. I kind of grew up with hunting. It doesn't really bother me. I don't have a problem with hunters."

What does concern him, though, and what comes through after watching "Fast Food Nation," is how divorced humans in modern society have become from their food supply. "If they were closer, they could really make more informed choices" about what they eat, he says.

One obvious question for Linklater is why he chose to make "Fast Food Nation" as a work of fiction rather than a documentary.

"For someone who doesn't do documentaries, it would have seemed pretty redundant to the material," he explains. "It was Eric's idea to jump behind the book, throw away the book, and just get into the lives of these people. I'd been trying to make a movie about industrial workers. I did an HBO pilot called '$5.15 an Hour.' It's about the lowest-wage workers in our culture. It was a comedy, but they still thought it was depressing. They didn't pick it up. I think the mantra is, American audiences don't want to pay to watch people work."

Back in the early 1980s, when he was still working for an hourly wage himself, Linklater would spend his free time devouring books or going to the movies. For a while, he had dreams of becoming a playwright.

"I think my writing ambition segued into movies," he says. "I had this visual thing. I could see movies go together in my head. Eventually, I bought a camera and started making movies. I'd see 600 to 700 movies a year. That's a lot of movies for somebody who's not a film critic."

He says no one director has shaped his thinking but does single out Martin Scorsese, the German and French New Waves and British cinema as being important markers. "I'd watch a movie and then go read about the director, the producer, the actors. I educated myself pretty thoroughly."

His big break came with "Slacker." "I got lucky," he says. "It was a weird film. It had no story, but it caught a moment culturally that was interesting that I couldn't have predicted back in 1991. I think it saved me a movie. I was able to immediately segue into a bigger film that I wanted to do."

That film was 1993's "Dazed and Confused," about high school life in a small town in Texas in 1976. Eleven years after the film opened, he was sued by three of his former high school classmates who alleged that he had lifted their names without their permission, causing them ridicule and embarrassment.

"It was all a big joke," Linklater says, noting that the suit was later dropped. "I didn't even know those guys. They misrepresented that they were classmates of mine …. I actually knew their little brothers better."

He remains Texas-centric. But his is not the Texas of the White House crowd. "When I think of Texas, I think of the better part of Texas," the Texas, he says, of LBJ, the late House Speaker Sam Rayburn, radio commentator Jim Hightower, columnist Molly Ivins and Rep. Lloyd Doggett.

"There is a populist Texas that speaks for the people," he says. "That tradition, to me, is much more Texas than the current model of Karl Rove and George W. Bush. They're coming off a different paradigm, kind of the plantation South and petroleum, rather than the other kind of Texas."

He has a film that has been kicking around in his brain for years. It's set in Texas and combines those two great Texas traditions: prison and football.

"And not 'The Longest Yard,' either," he says with a smile.

Let's see. Eleven men on a team. Would make for a big ensemble cast.
Title: Re: Richard Linklater
Post by: Sunrise on July 02, 2006, 12:03:46 AM
Linklater, he notes, developed his 2004 film "Before Sunset" with the stars, Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy, and "there are very few directors who would want to work so closely and in such a collaborative way with two actors and give them screen credit."

After reading quotes like this, articles like this, and listening to the Dazed and Confused audio commentary (this week), R. Linklater continues to justify his place as one of my favorite working directors. With his current pace I sincerely hope he doesn't burn out.
Title: Re: Richard Linklater
Post by: soixante on July 03, 2006, 01:48:14 PM
In the novel The Last Detail, Billy Bad-Ass dies at the end.  For the sake of Hollywood, he will airse like Lazarus.

Title: Re: Richard Linklater
Post by: gob on July 03, 2006, 04:20:34 PM
Linklater is a legend. And he's uber prolific which is more than can be said for some talented modern directors (who will remain nameless (PTA) but I still love nonetheless)
I can't stop watching Dazed and Confused, awesome film.
Title: Re: Richard Linklater
Post by: Redlum on July 07, 2006, 03:31:40 AM
In the novel The Last Detail, Billy Bad-Ass dies at the end.  For the sake of Hollywood, he will airse like Lazarus.

The author resurrected him in Last Flag Flying for the sake of the movie?
Title: Re: Richard Linklater
Post by: gob on July 13, 2006, 04:54:14 PM
After having recently seen Before Sunrise and Sunset I now love Linklater even more. Those films are beautifitastic.
Title: Re: Richard Linklater
Post by: MacGuffin on August 24, 2006, 11:54:38 AM
Source: MTV

More than 30 years ago, Jack Nicholson created an iconic movie character with the help of a sailor's hat, a rebellious attitude and enough four-letter words to make Eminem blush. Now versatile director Richard Linklater is determined to revisit the authority-hating characters of "The Last Detail," whom he first met when he was only 13 years old. "You hate to jinx it, but I hope I get a shot at it," the "School of Rock" director said of "Last Flag Flying," a sequel to the 1973 naval classic that earned Oscar nominations for Nicholson and Randy Quaid. "I do like that movie, and there's a book by the same writer who wrote 'The Last Detail' back in the late '60s, Daryl Ponicsan. He wrote a follow-up novel that I've adapted. ... I sent [Quaid] the script, and he'd be great. I hope he'll [do it]." The writer/director also said the film has several hurdles to overcome before cameras start rolling — including the casting of Nicholson, who Linklater said he would never make the film without. "You can't do it without the Bad Ass," he laughed, referring to Nicholson's surly character Billy "Bad Ass" Buddusky. "I haven't even talked to Nicholson about it yet; I don't even know if he's read it. ... It hasn't gotten that far down the line. They haven't made an offer to him yet or anything like that." The novel has Buddusky running a bar and Quaid's Larry Meadows reuniting with him after the Iraq war takes his son's life. Rumors persist that Morgan Freeman is interested in taking over the role of Mule from the deceased Otis Young. "I'm kind of in limbo," Linklater laughed.
Title: Re: Richard Linklater
Post by: modage on August 24, 2006, 11:57:25 AM
thats sort of a facinating idea actually.  like one of todays writer/directors making a sequel to one of the classic 70s films they grew up on.  imagine the possibilities.
Title: Re: Richard Linklater
Post by: MacGuffin on August 31, 2006, 12:45:38 PM
Source: MTV

"Baby, you are going to miss that plane," crooned Celine, a final note of glorious ambiguity at the end of 2004's "Before Sunset." And we all would have missed that plane, if it meant we could spend more time with Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke and director Richard Linklater in another sequel to the acclaimed "Before Sunrise." Linklater confirmed recently that early conversations between the three principals have centered on the possibility of revisiting the two love-struck characters several years into their marriage. "That's a thought," Linklater said about putting Delpy and Hawke's characters together permanently. "If we were ever to do that again, [a third film] would be in the belly of the domestic beast." The 46-year-old director isn't worried a second sequel would diminish the characters' enthusiasm for each other — or for deep, nuanced conversations about love, family and growing old. "In any life that goes on, there'll be more interesting stuff," he intonated. "I mean, those are interesting people. I'm sure there'd be something to dig into at some point."
Title: Re: Richard Linklater
Post by: pete on August 31, 2006, 01:37:29 PM
I wouldn't want them to marry each other.  I'll just watch saraband if I wanted something like that.
Title: Re: Richard Linklater
Post by: Chest Rockwell on August 31, 2006, 05:55:44 PM
I'd love to see them together. While yes, I realize that part of the magic in their relationship (and importantly, the films) is that it's always fleeting, I can't shake that desire to just see them happy together. The romantic in me, I guess.
Title: Re: Richard Linklater
Post by: MacGuffin on November 30, 2006, 12:47:05 AM
Got Plans For 2013? Check Out Richard Linklater's '12-Year Movie'
Writer/director's project — starring Ethan Hawke, Patricia Arquette — follows a boy from adolescence to adulthood.
Source: MTV

BEVERLY HILLS, California — During the rare moments he isn't slaving away on a movie set, filmmaker Richard Linklater spends his days sidestepping comparisons to Stanley Kubrick.

Floating effortlessly between the worlds of romance ("Before Sunrise," "Before Sunset"), comedy ("The School of Rock"), cult classics ("Dazed and Confused") and even animation ("Waking Life," "A Scanner Darkly"), the affable writer/director is most comfortable when he's wearing his trademark T-shirt and shorts — and when audiences can't figure out how he'll come at them next.

Like Kubrick — and other movie masters such as Billy Wilder, William Wyler or Steven Spielberg — Linklater is more determined to leave behind a diverse body of work than a barrage of blockbusters. And while nobody can predict how history will remember him just yet, the 46-year-old director is making sure of one thing: People will still see his movies in the year 2013.

"I'm in my fifth year of a 12-year project," the "Fast Food Nation" director said recently about the ambitious project he and his small crew have been calling "The 12-Year Movie" or "Boyhood." It's a flick that could turn out to be unlike anything ever attempted before — and at a time when people are chronicling their own daily decay with YouTube montages, Linklater is aiming to depict the stages of life even more vividly.

Every year, Linklater has a quasi-family reunion with aging A-listers Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette and, along with a skeleton crew of behind-the-scenes loyalists, shoots scenes that will someday be pasted together to create an exploration into adolescence. Alongside young actor Ellar Salmon (who is briefly glimpsed in "Nation"), the group gets together annually to film Linklater's script about a troubled young boy who will eventually grow into a college freshman.

"Every year, I get together with the actors and we film a little bit," he grinned, thinking about his annual ritual. "It's about a kid growing up — that's the gist of it."

Shot in a documentary-looking style, "Boyhood" will tell the story of two divorced parents trying to raise their precocious kid. Focusing mainly on the bond between mother and son, Linklater hopes to capture the unique dependence shift that occurs between an aging child and parent — and Salmon and his remarkably understanding real-life parents have been along for the ride since the director came up with the idea a half-decade ago.

"I haven't even put the math to it yet," he laughed when asked if we should anticipate a 2013 or 2014 release. "I just know that we have fun every year getting together and doing this."

Similarly, Linklater had fun casting Hawke and Arquette in "Fast Food" roles that might creep out future audiences. "Ethan and Patricia, they play divorced parents [in 'Boyhood'], but it's perversely fascinating that they play brother and sister [in 'Nation'], so in seven or eight years from now, if that film gets finished, someone could look back and be weirded out."

The closest a movie has seemingly come to anything like "Boyhood" is English director Michael Apted's "Up" series, which has been following the lives of 14 children since 1963. Following decades of marriage, divorce and drama, the series has revisited them loyally every seven years, from "Seven Up!" to last year's "49 Up." Coincidentally enough, Salmon was the same age as Apted's subjects when he began Linklater's project.

"It's a crazy idea, but it's been an interesting process," said Linklater, who somehow gathered financing from investors who won't see a return for nearly two decades. "I'm always looking for a different way to tell a story, and that seemed like a great way to show someone growing up."
Title: Re: Richard Linklater
Post by: Pubrick on November 30, 2006, 01:43:58 AM
wasn't von trier doing something like this over a much longer period of time?

answer: yes.

He is working on a film project called Dimension, starring Udo Kier, taking a 3 minute shot every year around Christmas on different locations all over Europe over a period of 33 years. The project started back in 1991, so its premiere is expected to be in the year 2024 when von Trier will be 68. There is no script, but a synopsis mentions a poetic gangster story "which will take us around Europe and be acted out and among events and flash points."

and Udo Kier says:
Dimension is a project which we have been shooting for 8 years and we aren’t allowed to talk about the story. We meet every year at Christmas, we have Christmas dinner and then we shoot one day, three minutes. So in the year 2024, we have 90 minutes and the actor will hopefully make it. So I hope I make it to then. And the actor, because he doesn’t wear make-up will grow older 30 years in 90 minutes. I am losing the hair and all that.

so shut the hell up MTV. linklater is no kubrick either, he's soderbergh and let's leave it at that.

hang on, Von Trier said this in Feb 2006:
Q. In 1991 you started a film that should be ready in 2024. You wanted to shoot three minutes every year. Is that project still on?

A. No. I have abandoned it. I think we should put the material on the Internet for everyone to use it. It's like with the hunting: you just can't do everything. It's only one of my many unfinished projects. I have to admit that I'm only human, even if I struggle to be more than that. You have to be realistic at some point. Otherwise you keep making a lot of nonsense. But sometimes it's a victory to give in.


whatever, mtv should still shut the hell up.
Title: Re: Richard Linklater
Post by: last days of gerry the elephant on February 19, 2007, 08:39:11 PM
In spirits of the Dazed & Confused Criterion being nominated for best DVD release, does anyone know if Geoff McFetridge designed the cover?
Title: Re: Richard Linklater
Post by: MacGuffin on February 19, 2007, 08:57:32 PM
In spirits of the Dazed & Confused Criterion being nominated for best DVD release, does anyone know if Geoff McFetridge designed the cover?

Menu and package design: Marc English Design, Austin
Title: Re: Richard Linklater
Post by: last days of gerry the elephant on February 19, 2007, 11:21:57 PM
Thank you good sir.
Title: Re: Richard Linklater
Post by: MacGuffin on March 10, 2007, 10:26:10 PM
SXSW 07: More Dazed for Linklater?
The filmmaker on his current and upcoming projects.

In a packed-to-the-gills SXSW conference panel titled "A Conversation with: Richard Linklater," the cult-favorite filmmaker revealed he's going back to his roots with the latest feature he's developing.

"I'm currently writing a movie based on my freshmen year in college," said Linklater. "I mean, if I was to do a general pitch it would be 'Dazed and Confused goes to college.' But it's not that, but it's kind of that. It's about spending your freshmen year in college."

Linklater, who just the night before was inducted into the Texas Film Hall of Fame, also let loose that he is currently working on a documentary for sports cabler ESPN.

"It's really a portrait. I like documentaries as portraits of people," explained the writer-director. "So this is a portrait of Augie Garrido the head coach of the [University of Texas at Austin] baseball team. And even if you don't like baseball or know anything about it, I think it'll be an accessible film. It's really just about his life process and the way he thinks. Sports, in general, is good for the life analogies and all that."

But the experience has been less than pleasant for Linklater, making the genre one that he is not that interested in revisiting.

"Remind me never to do another documentary," he joked. "It's just so much work — so much editing. You spend your whole life in postproduction. It's all about the editing. I know so many documentary filmmakers and it's like, 'Man, they've been working on that thing for five years.' Now I know why."

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SXSW 07: Linklater's Next DVD
Filmmaker proclaims his love for Criterion, as well as the next film of his to go to disc.

During the SXSW conference panel titled "A Conversation with: Richard Linklater," the fan-favorite filmmaker proclaimed his love for the equally fan-favorite Criterion Collection DVDs. He also let loose with some interesting news about another one of his films that will be getting the deluxe DVD treatment.

"First off, Criterion is hands down the best DVD company," announced Linklater. "I was lucky I got to work with a local designer I'm friends with, Martin English, who did great graphics work on [the Slackers and Dazed and Confused collections]. It feels great, too, to have a film that kind of like has a final resting place if someone really wants to go back with them. Films sort of get lost, and I feel like they're sort of drifting out there."

Ironically, his love for Criterion has not stopped him from working with other home video companies, as made evident in the announcement he made regarding the latest feature of his to go to disc.

"My film SubUrbia is going to come out next September on DVD, but not with Criterion," revealed Linklater. "But Warner Home Video is promising me they will try to out-Criterion Criterion's Collection. So we'll see, but I'm really happy that that'll be coming out. It's another lesser seen film in my world."
Title: Re: Richard Linklater
Post by: Pubrick on March 10, 2007, 11:15:52 PM
Quote from: "Richard Linklater
"My film SubUrbia is going to come out next September on DVD, ... It's another lesser seen film in my world."

and it should probably stay that way.
Title: Re: Richard Linklater
Post by: MacGuffin on July 05, 2007, 03:00:09 PM
Ethan Hawke Laments Lost ‘Before Sunset’ Threequel
Source: MTV

“Before Sunset” is one of my favorite movies; apparently this makes it my fault that they haven’t made a sequel, joked star Ethan Hawke. “If the film had been totally ignored we probably already would have made a third one,” Hawke revealed to MTV News. “[Director] Rick [Linklater] said to me the other day, ‘It’s that whole thing of people coming up to you at dinner parties and saying [they] know what happened to [Jesse and Celine]. You don’t want to deal with it.’”

The second film ended with Jesse [Hawke] in Celine’s (Julie Delpy) Parisian apartment, listening to the love that got away sing along with a record. “Baby, you are gonna miss that plane,” she says. “I know,” Jesse replies.

Allow me to speak for all the fans of the series, then, when I ask: “FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?”

“We had an idea but [it’s] not going to happen, a pretty good outline of what the next one was going to be,” Hawke confessed. “But we would need to be in production right now, because we wanted to pick up right where we left off. Rick wanted to do a short film that was just two weeks later. Time goes by so fast.”

Along with Delpy and Linklater, Hawke was nominated for an Oscar for the “Before Sunset” screenplay. But it’s his love of the characters, not the accolades, that make Hawke certain he’ll return, saying he’s all but certain to reprise his role at some point. “I’m starting to think the third one may be when we’re 60,” he laughed. “[But] I’ll be shocked if we never make another one.”
Title: Re: Richard Linklater
Post by: Pubrick on July 05, 2007, 04:37:20 PM
Quote from: Ethan Hawke
“I’m starting to think the third one may be when we’re 60,”

Before We Croak
Title: Re: Richard Linklater
Post by: Stefen on July 05, 2007, 05:13:35 PM
Before Sunrise II: Early Bird Special.
Title: Re: Richard Linklater
Post by: MacGuffin on July 30, 2007, 11:57:10 AM
Quaid on Last Detail sequel
Source: Moviehole

In an interview discussing his long and illustrious career – there is more to the man than Cousin Eddie, kids – Randy Quaid tells Chron.com that he’ll only consider doing the much discussed “Last Detail” sequel if his original co-star also returned.

"I'd have to do it with Jack [Nicholson]," said Quaid, who believes Nicholson has interest. "I wouldn't want to do it with anybody else."

In “The Last Detail”, Quaid played a sad-sack sailor en route to the brig for an eight-year sentence he didn't deserve. He's shown a good time by rebellious MPs played by Jack Nicholson and the late Otis Young. The actor was nominated an Oscar for his performance.

The sequel, “Last Flag Flying”, to be based on author Darryl Ponicsan's modern-day sequel, involves the war in Iraq. “Before Sunrise” and “Dazed and Confused” director Richard Linklater will write and direct if the film finds financing.
Title: Re: Richard Linklater
Post by: MacGuffin on February 01, 2008, 10:15:23 AM
New recruits sign on for 'Orson Welles'
Source: Hollywood Reporter

LONDON -- Claire Danes, Eddie Marsan, Leo Bill and Imogen Poots have joined the cast of Richard Linklater's "Me and Orson Welles," an adaptation of the period coming-of-age novel by Robert Kaplow.

They join Zac Efron and Ben Chaplin in the cast for the 1937-set movie, which centers on a high school student (Efron) who, while strolling the streets of New York, happens upon the yet-to-open Mercury Theatre and is noticed by its mercurial founder, Orson Welles.

He lands a bit part in "Julius Caesar," the production that catapulted Welles to the top, and spends the next week learning about life and love.

Newcomer Christian McKay plays Welles, and Chaplin ("Water Horse: The Legend of the Deep") has been cast as English film and stage actor George Coulouris.

The script was penned by Holly Gent Palmo, who worked on Linklater's "Dazed and Confused," and Vince Palmo, who is a long time collaborator with the director.

Ann Carli is producing the film, which is scheduled to shoot on the Isle of Man, London and New York beginning in February.

With backing from the Isle of Man Film Commission and Framestore Feature, the title is produced by Marc Samuelson ("Stormbreaker," "Wilde"), Carli and Linklater with Steve Christian, John Sloss and Steve Norris taking executive producer roles.

Cinetic Media will handle domestic sales, and Cinetic Media and Odyssey Entertainment are jointly appointed to rep foreign sales on the project.
Title: Re: Richard Linklater
Post by: MacGuffin on July 14, 2008, 01:06:12 AM
Paramount goes back to 'School'
'Rock' sequel reunites Black, Linklater, Rudin
Source: Variety

School is back in session for Paramount Pictures.

Studio is developing a "School of Rock" sequel, with Jack Black attached to reprise his role as rock star wannabe/substitute teacher Dewey Finn, who in the original film turned a class of fifth-grade high-achievers into high-voltage rock 'n' rollers. Richard Linklater is attached to direct again, and Scott Rudin is returning as producer.

Mike White, who penned the 2003 comedy, is writing the screenplay, titled "School of Rock 2: America Rocks," which picks up with Finn leading a group of summer school students on a cross-country field trip that delves into the history of rock 'n' roll and explores the roots of blues, rap, country and other genres.

Original film was a box office hit for the studio, costing just $30 million to make and earning $131 million worldwide.

White's Rip Cord Prods. has a first-look deal with the studio. He and Black started Black & White Prods. in 2004 but parted ways in 2006. White's writing credits include several Black vehicles, including "Orange County" and "Nacho Libre," both for Paramount. White wrote and directed last year's "Year of the Dog" for Paramount Vantage,

Black, who recently dropped out of the Todd Phillips-helmed comedy "Man-Witch," stars in two upcoming high-profile comedies: Ben Stiller's "Tropic Thunder," opening Aug. 15, and the Judd Apatow-produced "Year One," which bows next June.

Linklater most recently helmed "A Scanner Darkly" for Warner Independent.
Title: Re: Richard Linklater
Post by: MacGuffin on March 27, 2009, 05:41:38 PM
RICHARD LINKLATER IS STILL DAZED AND CONFUSED
Source: CHUD
 
Last night our spy, who goes by the super secret spy name Eric, was at a screening of Dazed & Confused held to support Austin mayoral candidate Brewster McCraken, who you have to get behind just for his name. Richard Linklater was in the house, and at the Q&A after the movie he talked a little bit about what's coming next for him. And that would be 'a sort of spiritual sequel' to Dazed.

The movie, which he is shooting in and around Austin this summer, will be about the first weekend of college in 1980. So while thematically it'll bookend Dazed, it won't have any of the same characters (which makes sense, as all of the actors are decades older and would look weird pretending it's just four years later).

Linklater's been talking about this movie for a while, but the fact that he plans on shooting it this summer seems to be the new bit of news. Of course, even without that I'd be happy to run any article that champions Linklater - who was once one of my favorite directors - getting back into that loosey-goosey, day-in-the-life style that he is so perfect with.
Title: Re: Richard Linklater
Post by: MacGuffin on July 28, 2009, 12:54:41 AM
Richard Linklater favors 'Liars'
Director nearing deal for film
Source: Variety

Richard Linklater ("School of Rock") is nearing a deal to direct "Liars (A-E)" for Scott Rudin and Miramax.

Project, penned by Emma Forrest, is a romantic comedy about a woman who, on the way to President Obama's inauguration, retrieves lost items from her ex-boyfriends.

Kat Dennings is set to play the woman's pal.

Linklater's most recent directorial effort is "Me and Orson Welles," which bowed at the Toronto Film Festival last year.
Title: Re: Richard Linklater
Post by: matt35mm on July 28, 2009, 02:07:03 AM
I didn't even know about Me and Orson Welles.  Played at the festival last year... that sounds like it has no distributor.  It sounds pretty interesting from some brief research, though.
Title: Re: Richard Linklater
Post by: MacGuffin on September 17, 2009, 07:39:03 PM
Hall Toplines "Liars (A-E)"
Source: Variety

Rebecca Hall will star in “Liars (A-E),” the Richard Linklater-directed comedy for Miramax.

Scott Rudin is producing.

Hall will play a woman who is dumped by her rocker fiancé on the eve of Barack Obama’s presidential election victory. She takes a road trip with a pal (Kat Dennings) to President Obama’s inauguration, and makes stops along the way to ex-boyfriends to retrieve lost items.

Emma Forrest wrote the script.

Hall, most recently seen in “Frost/Nixon” and “Vicky Cristina Barcelona,” is currently starring alongside Ben Affleck and Jon Hamm in the love triangle “The Town,” which Affleck wrote and is directing for Warner Bros.
Title: Re: Richard Linklater
Post by: pete on September 17, 2009, 07:52:33 PM
Hall Toplines "Liars (A-E)"
Source: Variety
 in the love triangle

All she does is love triangle movies.
Title: Re: Richard Linklater
Post by: tpfkabi on August 11, 2010, 03:02:10 PM
Jack Black, Shirley MacLaine and filmmaker Richard Linklater ("School of Rock") are teaming for the dark comedy "Bernie" for Mandalay Vision and Castle Rock Entertainment says The Hollywood Reporter.

Set in a small Texas town, the story follows mortician Bernie (Black) who begins an unlikely friendship with a wealthy but very particular widow (MacLaine). When he kills her, he goes to great lengths to maintain the illusion that she is still alive.

Celine Rattray, Martin Shafer, Liz Glotzer and Ginger Sledge will produce. Shooting kicks off in early October.


Carthage is pretty close to where I live, so I am very interested in this.
Title: Re: Richard Linklater
Post by: Just Withnail on August 11, 2010, 05:19:53 PM
Just wait until Bernie meets these guys, who give him a taste of his own medicine.

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Title: Re: Richard Linklater
Post by: tpfkabi on October 26, 2010, 03:03:49 PM
http://www.thecherokeean.com/news/2010-10-13/Front_Page/BERNIE.html

This is about a local lady who got cast. Gives a little insight on Linklater's work ethic - at one point a man makes up a song and they go find a guitar and film it for the movie. Another man is mowing so someone gives him $100 to wait until later to finish.
Title: Re: Richard Linklater
Post by: MacGuffin on November 21, 2011, 08:27:51 AM
Ethan Hawke Planning To Reunite With Richard Linklater & Julie Delpy To Write Third 'Before Sunrise' Film
Source: Playlist

Despite a brief flirtation with major stardom, Ethan Hawke has stayed relatively true to the independent scene with his relationship with fellow Texan Richard Linklater seemingly personifying this notion. The two have teamed up for no less than six films including "Waking Life," "Tape," "The Newton Boys," "Fast Food Nation" and, of course, "Before Sunrise" and its sequel "Before Sunset." While Hawke and Linklater also have their long-term project "Boyhood" in the works as well (more on that later), it looks like the two are at it again plotting a reunion with Julie Delpy for a third installement of the uber-popular 'Before...' series.

In an ingeniously structured interview with French outlet Allocine, which used music cues to draw out honest, candid responses from the actor about his filmography, the 'Before…' series was brought into the conversation by co-star/scribe Delpy's 2004 song "Je T'aime Tant" which yielded an interesting response from Hawke about the how immediate their plans may be.

"Well, I don't know what we're going to do but I know the three of us have been talking a lot in the last six months," Hawke revealed. "All of three of us have been having similar feelings that we're ready to revisit those characters. There's nine years between the first two movies and, if we made the film next summer, it would be nine years again so we're really started thinking that would be a good thing to do. We're going to try write it this year."

It does seem like an unrealistic aim to write the film by year's end and have production get underway 6 months after that, the 'Before...' films are relatively small productions, so anything is possible. And at the moment, their schedules aren't too busy eitheras Linklater is finished on "Bernie," Hawke recently wrapped lensing on "Total Recall" with Delpy's slate looking relatively free.

The interview also touched on Linklater's "Boyhood" which Hawke reaffirmed was "a movie about childhood. We've been making a short film once a year for nine years and it follows the life of a little boy from the time he's six to his eighteen. We have a few more years to go but we're almost done with it. I play his father, the little kid's the lead of the movie. It's a movie about time. You'll watch us all age in the movie, it's about growing up -- I can't wait for people to see it."

The actor also adds that he was set to feature in "Gattaca" helmer Andrew Niccol's fallen project "The Cross" (the musical cue was Buffalo Springfield's "For What It's Worth"; the opening credit's for their second collaboration "Lord Of War"). The project was building a fairly solid cast including Orlando Bloom, Olga Kurylenko, Vincent Cassel and John Goodman for the story of a man in the near future trying to be the first to cross a mysterious border while a guard will go to any lengths to stop him.

"I feel like he should have a pass from the government and they should let him make any movie he wants, " Hawke reavealed. "The trouble with him is that his ideas for movies are often very expensive. I was going to do another movie , a script of his that's such a brilliant story. It was another science fiction movie, beautiful, called the 'The Cross.' Maybe someone will give us some money to make that. I really want to make that movie." Hawke admits he has yet to see "In Time," however, and probably hasn't spoken to Niccol recently as it looks like the director is set to next tackle an adaptation of "Twilight" novelist Stephanie Meyer's "The Host" starring Saoirse Ronan.

Either way, it's highly exciting to see Hawke, Linklater and Delpy at least plan to reunite for another 'Before...' series film. Are we looking at "After Sunrise" here? "After Sunset"? Or could we be moving onto something else entirely? If things pan out, we're sure we'll hear more about this soon enough.
Title: Re: Richard Linklater
Post by: Reelist on November 21, 2011, 11:35:47 AM
when those three get together, they can do no wrong.
Title: Re: Richard Linklater
Post by: polkablues on November 21, 2011, 03:05:20 PM
I could totally see them making a new one of these every nine years until they die. And I can see them all being amazing.
Title: Re: Richard Linklater
Post by: Pubrick on November 21, 2011, 05:31:18 PM
Before We Croak
Title: Re: Richard Linklater
Post by: MacGuffin on June 13, 2012, 06:48:59 PM
Ethan Hawke Says 'Before Sunrise'/ 'Before Sunset' Followup Shoots This Summer
Source: Playlist

It's rare for two films as perfectly pitched and utterly delightful as "Before Sunrise" and "Before Sunset" to come along, but can Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy and Richard Linklater three-peat? That's going to be the big question as news of the proposed followup has once again reared its head, and should it actually turn out to be fact, we could be seeing it very soon.
But first to recap: last fall, Hawke teased that he was re-teaming with Delpy and Linklater to write and make the film. "All of three of us have been having similar feelings that we're ready to revisit those characters. There's nine years between the first two movies and, if we made the film next summer, it would be nine years again so we're really started thinking that would be a good thing to do. We're going to try write it this year," Hawke said. However, Delpy poured cold water on that notion back in January saying, "We're thinking about it, but it's not official." But perhaps now things are moving along?

Chatting with Indiewire recently, Hawke seemed pretty confident the movie was going to get made, and even teased a little bit of what it might entail: "We’re also doing a follow-up to 'Before Sunrise' and 'Before Sunset,' so that will be fun. We’re going to shoot that this summer," he said. "I’ve gotten into trouble, so I’m sworn to secrecy. The biggest change between this one and the last one is the internet."

Hmm... Will Jesse and Celine continue their relationship on Skype? Maybe find each other all over again on Match.com? Get swindled by a Nigerian Prince scam? All we know is the magic of the previous films lied in the simple interactions between Hawke and Delpy, and we hope this doesn't fall too far down the technological rabbit hole. But will anything beat the closing shot of "Before Sunset"?

We'll see if this comes to fruition though. When we spoke to Linklater in April, he was pretty cagey about what he was up to next, though he might've been trying to keep this under wraps. And if anything, the "Before Sunrise"/"Before Sunset" films are the kind of low-key productions that could be made on the fly and under the radar. But expectations will be very high, so let's hope that if they do it, they do it right.
Title: Re: Richard Linklater
Post by: MacGuffin on August 28, 2012, 05:30:24 PM
Rumor: Is The 'Before Sunrise'/ 'Before Sunset' Followup Currently Shooting In Greece?
Source: Playlist
 
In the past little while, buzz has been building strong about Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy reteaming with Richard Linklater to shoot a followup to their beloved duo of films, "Before Sunrise" and "Before Sunset." In June, Hawke let it drop that lensing was going to take place this summer, but when we spoke to Delpy earlier this month, she said it won't be until "sometime in the next year, year and a half," because they're still writing it. But, something is happening which is prompting a lot of speculation at the moment.

Greece Reporter says (in rather fractured English), that Messinia in the south-west Peloponnese "has become a film set" for Linklater for what is apparently the third part of the trilogy. Meanwhile, Flix adds to the intrigue, reporting that Linklater's Detour Films is co-producing the picture with Christos Konstantakopoulos’ Faliro House, hence the setting. But that's not the only connection as Faliro House were also behind the film "Attenberg," which was directed by Athina Rachel Tsangari, who had a small role in Linklater's breakout "Slacker." Coincidence? Moreover, the The Sceptical Traveler blog confirms that Hawke is staying on the island, and adds the (rumored) titled is "Before Midnight." Whatever it is Hawke is working on, production apparently started on August 15th and will continue until September.

So put that all together and what do you get? Well, mostly just evidence that Hawke is in Greece working on something. Curiously, Delpy is absent from all of these sightings which raises a flag. However, with Hawke previously teasing that "The biggest change between this one and the last one is the internet," could Jesse now be living abroad and catching up with Celine via emali or Skype? Is he working on something else entirely? Who knows. But hopefully, some more official word on just what Hawke is doing in Greece will emerge soon.
Title: Re: Richard Linklater
Post by: theyarelegion on August 31, 2012, 01:24:19 PM
http://www.totalfilm.com/news/ethan-hawke-confirms-work-has-begun-on-before-midnight
Title: Re: Richard Linklater
Post by: Pubrick on September 01, 2012, 11:11:02 AM
What do we think of the title?

Before sunrise and before sunset was such a perfect pair of films, in title, concept, everything. Midnight doesn't even make sense, it loses the sun as a metaphor. They should have either brought the moon and stars into it or shut the hell up.

Maybe that's what they were aiming for, but realised that before twilight would be infringing on another franchise and after the sunset would recall a film by the most reprehensible of directors.
Title: Re: Richard Linklater
Post by: matt35mm on September 01, 2012, 11:06:57 PM
My impression is that nobody has confirmed that title. I don't know where it came from.

The working title for Before Sunset was If Not Now... so who knows how beholden they really feel to the Before/After Time of Day kind of title, especially if there's just no way to do it right.

Actually, it seems that their whole attitude toward this movie is that if it isn't gonna work out great, then let's just not make it. There is no obligation to any title or even to the existence of the movie itself. Given that, the hope is that they won't settle on some dumb title or some dumb premise just to get a third movie.
Title: Re: Richard Linklater
Post by: pete on September 02, 2012, 12:36:43 PM
before sunburn
Title: Re: Richard Linklater
Post by: MacGuffin on September 05, 2012, 02:22:33 PM
Richard Linklater, Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke Complete 'Before Midnight'; Set 2013 Release
Source: Playlist

The highly anticipated third chapter in Richard Linklater's "Before Sunrise/set" saga has completed filming, and is officially titled "Before Midnight," it was announced today.

Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke reprise their roles of Celine and Jesse in the film, which takes place nine years after 2004's "Before Sunset" and was shot in Messinia, Greece. Hawke first suggested the second sequel was a go in an interview with Indiewire earlier this year.

The screenplay is once again by Linklater, Delpy and Hawke, the same team that garnered an Oscar nomination for "Sunset.” 

The film is produced by Linklater’s Detour Filmproduction, Christos V. Konstantakopoulos and Sara Woodhatch of Faliro House and Jacob Pechenik of Venture 4TH, together with Martin Shafer and Liz Glotzer of Castle Rock Entertainment. Linklater’s longtime collaborator, John Sloss of Cinetic Media, is executive producing and handling domestic sales.

The filmmakers said they are "looking forward to sharing the third chapter of Celine and Jesse's relationship through worldwide release in 2013." In a statement, Linklater, Hawke and Delpy said of the film and their collaboration:  "It's great to be back together again, this time in beautiful Greece to revisit the lives of Celine and Jesse nine years after Jesse was about to miss his flight."

Fingers crossed for a 2013 Sundance Film Festival premiere.
Title: Re: Richard Linklater
Post by: ElPandaRoyal on September 05, 2012, 06:01:51 PM
Julie Delpy IS hot, Ethan Hawke... was he ever relevant?

And I trust Linklater to just nail this again.

The title, not a big fan either. Maybe it'll make sense when we see the movie.

Also, what's with this Panda nonsense?!
Title: Re: Richard Linklater
Post by: wilder on May 22, 2013, 11:39:02 PM
12 Years Later, Richard Linklater Plans ‘Boyhood’ Release; Fall Shoot In the Works For ‘Dazed and Confused’ Spiritual Sequel
via The Film Stage

When it comes to the career of Richard Linklater, one never quite knows that to expect next. Constantly changing genres and styles, just last year he surprised us with the secret shoot for Before Midnight and with that film hitting limited release this weekend, we’ve got updates on two of his long-gestating projects that we may see sooner than later.

We got an update on both of these works two years ago and now first up, it looks like his 12-years-in-the-making Boyhood is still on track for a 2014 release. An epic undertaking, shooting on and off since the summer of 2002, the film follows Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette as a divorced couple who try to raise their child (Ellar Salmon), chronicling the boy’s life from first grade to the start of college.

Linklater recently told Collider that, “we’re kind of stuck in a chronology of age, so I think I’d like to be done with it next year. I think it would be great if it came out in 2014. I’m not totally sure, but that seems about right.” He added that his timeline has been his original plan and for those thinking it could be extensive in length he said, “It’s one feature film. It’ll be a little longer, like over two hours, but it’s not five hours or eight hours. It’s feature-length.”

As for the other project, much has been rumored about his spiritual sequel to Dazed and Confused. Set during the first weekend at college, it’s titled That’s What I’m Talking About and wouldn’t feature any of the original characters. There was word that it was all financed, but we haven’t heard much..until now. Speaking in a Reddit AMA (http://www.reddit.com/r/tabled/comments/1eulzi/table_iama_iam_richard_linklater_director_of/), he remarked, “Hoping to make it this fall, actually. A college comedy. I feel like mixing it up with a big ensemble.”
Title: Re: Richard Linklater
Post by: wilder on March 27, 2014, 10:57:24 PM
Boyhood will be released on July 11, 2014
Title: Re: Richard Linklater
Post by: 03 on March 29, 2014, 04:33:41 AM
why does something as ambitious and rare as this not have a trailer...
Title: Re: Richard Linklater
Post by: matt35mm on April 10, 2014, 05:26:54 PM
Here's some shit I shot for the Austin Film Society. Richard Linklater talking at length about:

Jean-Luc Godard‘s Every Man for Himself
Sam Fuller‘s White Dog
Jonathan Demme‘s Melvin & Howard
Warren Beatty‘s Reds
Bob Fosse‘s Star 80

Coming up are videos for DAS BOOT, CUTTER'S WAY, and FANNY & ALEXANDER. Then they'll announce the next wave of movies. This is all part of an 80s series that Linklater is doing mostly every week here in Austin, showing 35mm prints and then chattin' about them afterward for a while in a loose, conversational style. It's pretty kewl.

http://thefilmstage.com/news/watch-richard-linklater-talks-godard-fuller-demme-more-in-austin-film-society-series/

EDIT: Oh wait here's the DAS BOOT one, just shot last night: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qt7y6PET-0U
Title: Re: Richard Linklater
Post by: jenkins on April 10, 2014, 06:38:56 PM
terrific adult biz moment for you, glad you were the one trusted to do this! :) thanks for the share

from the nymphos thread i thought "should i defend godard right now?" then i thought "nah, everyone has heard the song." so, happy linklater knows the lyrics, about godard transforming the nature of cinema
Title: Re: Richard Linklater
Post by: MacGuffin on May 17, 2014, 12:46:29 AM
Will Ferrell, Zach Galifianakis to Star in ‘Larry's Kidney’ for Richard Linklater
Scott Aversano is producing the adaptation of Daniel Asa Rose's memoir
Source: TheWrap

Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis are set to star in an adaptation of Daniel Asa Rose's touching comic memoir “Larry's Kidney,” which will be directed by Richard Linklater, TheWrap has learned.

Scott Aversano will produce through his Aversano Films banner, and according to his bio on Focus Features’ official website for “That Awkward Moment,” production was expected to start in the spring. It remains unclear when cameras will begin rolling.

According to BookTheWriter.com, Ferrell will play author Daniel Asa Rose, who traveled to China with his black-sheep cousin Larry (Galifianakis) and his mail-order bride to save Larry's life by skirting the law and securing him a kidney transplant.

CAA is handling sales for the project, which balances comedy with life-and-death stakes. Another element of the project's appeal is its Chinese setting, as China is one of the fastest-growing moviegoing markets in the world.
Title: Re: Richard Linklater
Post by: max from fearless on September 30, 2014, 01:56:42 PM
THANK YOU MEGAN!!!!

Paramount And Megan Ellison Get Behind Richard Linklater's 'That’s What I’m Talking About' via The Playlist

It looks like Paramount is continuing its long-running relationship with Richard Linklater. The filmmaker directed the surprise hit "School Of Rock" and remade "Bad News Bears" for the studio, which has also stepped in to handle home video distribution for Linklater's Oscar contending, critics favorite "Boyhood." And the fruitful relationship between the studio and director will continue with his next movie.

Cinephile fave Megan Ellison, who produced this year's hugely acclaimed "Foxcatcher," will produce Linklater's "That's What I'm Talking About" via her Annapurna Pictures, with Paramount taking North American distribution rights. The film features a batch of new and rising actors —Tyler Hoechlin, Wyatt Russell, Ryan Guzman, Zoey Deutch, Will Brittain, and Glen Powell— in this "spiritual sequel" to "Dazed & Confused," regarding a college freshman who rolls with some colorful baseball players in the 1980s. It's set in the world of sports, but knowing Linklater, it will likely be more about the experience of stepping into adulthood, among other things.

Production on the comedy will begin soon, so carve out a space on the 2015 calendar for the movie.
Title: Re: Richard Linklater
Post by: Mel on October 02, 2014, 12:52:53 AM
21 Years: Richard Linklater
It’s been said that the first 21 years defines the career of an artist. Few directors have single-handedly shaken up the film establishment like the godfather of indie, Richard Linklater. From the groundbreaking SLACKER to his innovative BOYHOOD, Linklater has reached the 21-year mark and has unapologetically carved his signature into American pop culture. Get a raw and honest perspective on Richard through candid conversations with Ethan Hawke, Jack Black, Keanu Reeves, Billy Bob Thornton, Matthew McConaughey, Jason Reitman, Julie Delpy and others, and see their stories brought to life through hilarious animated sequences. For a man who became famous for celebrating the cool and casual, Linklater emerges as a surprisingly strategic and visionary director who has already established a legacy and perfected a style that can’t be denied.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=duW5VFPNRhw
Title: Re: Richard Linklater
Post by: Something Spanish on January 21, 2015, 06:41:26 AM
I was coming out of the Film Forum last night after watching two movies starring Orson Wells (The Long, Hot Summer & Compulsion) and noticed a small production taking place right outside the theatre. It was a commercial shoot for an Oscar spot starring Linklater. Doug Liman was directing. All it was was Rick walking into the Film Forum, dolly in on him, he turns to the camera and that's that. Spoke with him for a few minutes after they wrapped, really nice guy. What's funny is while watching the Long, Hot Summer I thought Jack Black would have made a great Wells in Linklater's Me and Orson Wells.
Title: Re: Richard Linklater
Post by: modage on January 21, 2015, 05:12:36 PM
That's cool. Liman lives in the neighborhood so that's funny but Linklater is such an Austin dude I wonder what the F he was doing here.
Title: Re: Richard Linklater
Post by: Something Spanish on January 22, 2015, 05:58:21 AM
Pretty sure he was in town specifically to shoot this little Oscar promo, but then again not sure why they didn't shoot him entering the Alamo Drafthouse instead, seems more appropriate. Maybe the Academy figures the Film Forum to be more iconic and recognizable. Glad he's still humble and down to earth in the midst of this whirlwind of recognition.

I actually saw Linklater once before in NYC, 2002 at the UA 14 theatre in union square. Went to see 8 Mile early one morning and he was there alone in the audience. Sound was a little funky, especially in the final rap battle scene, so once the movie ended he went to the guest services for a refund, I tailed behind for the refund but could not find my stub. Old yet accurate memory.
Title: Re: Richard Linklater
Post by: Something Spanish on February 23, 2015, 12:11:33 PM
so it was a Cadillac commercial:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EGhaOV0BPmA
Title: Re: Richard Linklater
Post by: wilder on August 31, 2016, 05:50:01 PM
New Richard Linklater Film ‘Detail’: Carell, Cranston & Fishbourne In Talks
via Deadline

Richard Linklater’s next film will be Last Flag Flying, a movie that will act as a sequel to Jack Nicholson’s 1973 film The Last Detail. Steve Carell, Bryan Cranston and Laurence Fishburne are in talks to topline the pic, though we’re told those are in early days. The original film, based on a book by Darryl Ponicsan, was about two member of the Navy who must shepherd a third to prison but have fun along the way. Last Flag Flying, also the title of Ponicsan’s follow-up book, reunites the trio in modern day as they team to escort the body of the original prisoner’s son who was killed Iraq. Our sister site Variety reported that Amazon was circling as financier and distributor
Title: Re: Richard Linklater
Post by: wilder on February 13, 2017, 09:41:03 PM
Richard Linklater To Direct Robert Downey Jr. In ‘Man Of The People’ Adaptation For Annapurna
via The Playlist

Annapurna Pictures announced tonight that they have partnered with Susan and Robert Downey Jr.’s Team Downey production company on a new, untitled feature film based on the episode “Man of the People” from Gimlet Media’s REPLY ALL podcast. Richard Linklater is set to direct the project with Downey Jr. attached to star. Here’s their synopsis.

The podcast tells the true story of charlatan Dr. John Brinkley who scams his way to fame and fortune using fake medicine, populism, and the newest technology of the time: radio. As Brinkley’s fame grows, he gets the attention of Dr. Morris Fishbein, editor of the AMA who begins a decade long quest to take him down. REPLY ALL, a show that features stories about how people shape technology, and how technology shapes people, aired “Man of the People” on January 19, 2017.

Team Downey’s Susan Downey and Robert Downey Jr. will produce alongside Annapurna’s Megan Ellison. Linklater to co-produce through his Detour Filmproduction banner with Gimlet Media’s PJ Vogt, Tim Howard, and Chris Giliberti.

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Podcast episode here (https://gimletmedia.com/episode/86-man-of-the-people/)
Title: Re: Richard Linklater
Post by: matt35mm on February 13, 2017, 11:29:21 PM
Here's also a recent documentary about John Brinkley, called NUTS!

http://www.nutsthefilm.com/
Title: Re: Richard Linklater
Post by: tpfkabi on February 16, 2017, 01:49:00 PM
Will Ferrell, Zach Galifianakis to Star in ‘Larry's Kidney’ for Richard Linklater
Scott Aversano is producing the adaptation of Daniel Asa Rose's memoir
Source: TheWrap

Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis are set to star in an adaptation of Daniel Asa Rose's touching comic memoir “Larry's Kidney,” which will be directed by Richard Linklater, TheWrap has learned.

Scott Aversano will produce through his Aversano Films banner, and according to his bio on Focus Features’ official website for “That Awkward Moment,” production was expected to start in the spring. It remains unclear when cameras will begin rolling.

According to BookTheWriter.com, Ferrell will play author Daniel Asa Rose, who traveled to China with his black-sheep cousin Larry (Galifianakis) and his mail-order bride to save Larry's life by skirting the law and securing him a kidney transplant.

CAA is handling sales for the project, which balances comedy with life-and-death stakes. Another element of the project's appeal is its Chinese setting, as China is one of the fastest-growing moviegoing markets in the world.

Not much news on this. Saw this:
http://www.visiontimes.com/2016/08/22/learning-about-larrys-kidney-a-richard-linklater-film-on-hold.html

Didn't remember that announcement, but found it looking for Bernie related posts.
Bernie was retried and I think got essentially the same sentence.
Title: Re: Richard Linklater
Post by: Ravi on August 29, 2017, 12:42:49 PM
American Masters' Richard Linklater: Dream is Destiny premieres this Friday Septemter 1st on PBS

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/americanmasters/richard-linklater-dream-is-destiny-about-the-film/8911/