Richard Linklater

Started by children with angels, March 05, 2003, 06:57:47 PM

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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.
Christopher Nolan's directive was clear to everyone in the cast and crew: Use CGI only as a last resort.

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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.

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so it was a Cadillac commercial:


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


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.


Podcast episode here


Here's also a recent documentary about John Brinkley, called NUTS!


Quote from: 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, 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:

Didn't remember that announcement, but found it looking for Bernie related posts.
Bernie was retried and I think got essentially the same sentence.
I am Torgo. I take care of the place while the Master is away.


American Masters' Richard Linklater: Dream is Destiny premieres this Friday Septemter 1st on PBS


Richard Linklater To Write And Direct Biopic About Legendary Comedian Bill Hicks
via The Playlist

Collider is reporting that Linklater has signed on to write and direct a Bill Hicks biopic for Focus Features. The film, which would tell the entire Hicks story, from his rise through the stand-up ranks thanks to his political, angry brand of comedy to his untimely death at the age of 32. Hicks has already been the subject of a film, back in 2009, when the documentary "American: The Bill Hicks Story" was released.

The report states that it's unclear whether the Bill Hicks biopic is the next project for Linklater. The filmmaker had been developing a project about the 1969 space race, but according to the report, that film has fallen through. As for right now, Linklater is putting the finishing touches on his upcoming film, "Where'd You Go, Bernadette," which stars Cate Blanchett, Kristen Wiig, and Laurence Fishburne.


15 Film collection currently up on Criterion Channel

Includes the very tough-to-catch documentary with James Benning, Double Play -

QuoteFor more than three decades, Richard Linklater has maintained a fierce creative independence—forged in the vibrant alternative scene of Austin, Texas—across boundary-pushing microbudget experiments and major studio projects alike. Selected by the director himself, this tour through his filmography encompasses everything from a loose-limbed 1920s heist romp (THE NEWTON BOYS) to an animated science-fiction head-trip (A SCANNER DARKLY) to a ripped-from-the-headlines dark comedy (BERNIE), bringing together unsung gems and modern classics. Though his work zigs and zags unpredictably, it's united by an abiding fascination with the complexities of human connection and the inexorability of time's passage—whether it be across one day (as in his Gen X anthem SLACKER) or more than a decade (as in his twelve-years-in-the-making magnum opus BOYHOOD). Mixing features, rare short films, documentaries, and experimental works, this personal selection of Linklateriana reveals the remarkable breadth and depth of one of contemporary cinema's most restlessly innovative voices.