Richard Linklater films

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Richard Linklater

Slacker
3
10%
Dazed and Confused
6
20%
Before Sunrise
2
7%
SubUrbia
2
7%
The Newton Boys
0
No votes
Waking Life
2
7%
Tape
1
3%
School of Rock
1
3%
Before Sunset
3
10%
Bad News Bears
0
No votes
Fast Food Nation
0
No votes
A Scanner Darkly
3
10%
Me and Orson Welles
0
No votes
Bernie
1
3%
Before Midnight
1
3%
Boyhood
5
17%
Everybody Wants Some!!!
0
No votes
 
Total votes: 30

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Richard Linklater films

Postby pcqgod » 02 Mar 2017, 20:11

Also looking for recommendations here, since there are quite a few that I haven't seen.

The ones I've seen:

Slacker
Dazed and Confused
A Scanner Darkly
Boyhood
Everybody Wants Some
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Postby Earl E. Eel » 02 Mar 2017, 21:40

I've only seen a handful of his films, but they're all REALLY good.

Boyhood especially was just amazing, but I really enjoyed Dazed and Confused and Before Sunset too.

I have Everybody Wants Some on DVD but haven't seen it yet. I've read lukewarm reports.
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Re: Richard Linklater films

Postby joels344 » 02 Mar 2017, 22:08

A Scanner Darkly, Boyhood, and The Before Trilogy are all highly recommended.

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Re: Richard Linklater films

Postby toomanyhatz » 02 Mar 2017, 22:30

"Boyhood" is one of my favorite movies of recent times. There was a good discussion about it here, which I can't find.

"Waking Life" was really good too. A unique film.

"Bernie" was good dark-humored fun, though nothing brilliant.

I'm realizing I haven't seen many of the others. I've only ever seen parts of "Dazed and Confused," for example.
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Re: Richard Linklater films

Postby pcqgod » 03 Mar 2017, 15:27

Larson E. Whipsnade wrote:I've only seen a handful of his films, but they're all REALLY good.

Boyhood especially was just amazing, but I really enjoyed Dazed and Confused and Before Sunset too.

I have Everybody Wants Some on DVD but haven't seen it yet. I've read lukewarm reports.


I loved 'Boyhood' as well. I thought 'Everybody Wants Some' was just untempered, gratuitous nostalgia.
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Re: Richard Linklater films

Postby driftin » 03 Mar 2017, 15:29

Very fond of many of his films but Boyhood hit me the hardest emotionally.

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Postby Dr Markus » 03 Mar 2017, 17:23

joels344 wrote:A Scanner Darkly.


Really? I heard it was shite.
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Re: Richard Linklater films

Postby Schiz-Ke-Bab » 03 Mar 2017, 20:31

Slacker
Dazed & Confused
A Scanner Darkly


Pretty easy to pick seeing as those are the only 3 from him I've seen.

I'm sure I'll see 'Everybody Wants Some!!!' eventually. I don't expect it to be as good as 'Dazed and Confused', but hopefully I'll get a few good laughs out of it.
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Postby joels344 » 03 Mar 2017, 21:37

The Great Defector wrote:
joels344 wrote:A Scanner Darkly.


Really? I heard it was shite.


It was surprisingly a reasonable adaptation of the original novel. Linklater captured the atmosphere and mind-screw of the novel well. Some disliked the film and there are legitimate issues with it, but I recommend giving it a watch before completely tossing it away.

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Postby joels344 » 03 Mar 2017, 21:41

driftin wrote:Very fond of many of his films but Boyhood hit me the hardest emotionally.


Agreed. There were some moments I had to stop the film, because of the emotional intensity. It brought back so many different feelings and experiences from my past. It's his most personal film and obviously ambitious work, but he was able to make it relatable and accessible to most people.

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Re: Richard Linklater films

Postby PresMuffley » 04 Mar 2017, 00:31

I voted Slacker, SubUrbia, Waking Life.

I've seen six others, but I just wanted to comment that while I have much respect for the work that went into Boyhood I found it tedious and felt no emotional connection whatsoever. If that makes me a heartless bastard, so be it.
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Re: Richard Linklater films

Postby LeBaron » 04 Mar 2017, 00:36

YOU HEARTLESS BASTARD
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Re: Richard Linklater films

Postby PresMuffley » 04 Mar 2017, 00:43

Well, it had to be said. Thank you.
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Re: Richard Linklater films

Postby Dr Markus » 06 Mar 2017, 12:21

joels344 wrote:
The Great Defector wrote:
joels344 wrote:A Scanner Darkly.


Really? I heard it was shite.


It was surprisingly a reasonable adaptation of the original novel. Linklater captured the atmosphere and mind-screw of the novel well. Some disliked the film and there are legitimate issues with it, but I recommend giving it a watch before completely tossing it away.


Will do. I like linklater.
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