“Film as dream, film as music. No art passes our conscience in the way film does, and goes directly to our feelings, deep down into the dark rooms of our souls.” – Ingmar Bergman
“I’ve always been most interested in the politics of everyday life: your relation to whatever you’re doing, or what your ambitions are, where you live, where you find yourself in the social hierarchy.” – Richard Linklater
Tuesday, May 27th
I love Richard Linklater films. Period. The first film of his that I watched was Dazed and Confused, and after that I was hooked. Before Sunrise, Slacker, Waking Life, Scanner Darkly, Before Sunset, Before Midnight. His films are works of art, usually toying with the concept of time in the plots.
His latest film Boyhood is no exception. Filmed over 12 years with the same cast, it chronicles the life of Mason Jr. (Ellar Coltrane) from age 6 to 18. Linklater was at a screening last night, but tickets had sold out. I can’t wait to see it.
What are your favorite types of films?
- The Art of Film & TV Title Design, PBS Arts
- Linklater’s Top 10 films from the Criterion Collection
- Article about Boyhood