Sunday, March 13, 2016

RICHARD LINKLATER, the name behind the coolest films

Richard Linklater isn't some new hip trend, or some recent Hollywood's toy. He is one of the most interesting directors of our times. His movies have won critics and larger audience without committing the rules of the mainstream success.
He's also a screenwriter and an actor, but mostly known for his humanist films which mainly revolve around personal relationships, suburban culture, and the effects of the passage of time.

Well, you have to keep your faith in the fact that there are a lot of intelligent people who are actively looking for something interesting, people who have been disappointed so many times.

Being influenced Martin ScorseseRobert Bresson, Yasujiro Ozu, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Josef Von Sternberg, and Carl Theodor Dreyer, he gained a cult following in the independent film world. 

I've always liked the minds of criminals, they seem similar to artists.

His second film, Dazed and Confused, based on his years at Huntsville High School and the people he encountered there, garnered critical praise while becoming a hit on VHS. This film was also responsible for the breakout of his fellow Texas native Matthew McConaughey.

I always sensed instinctively from the earliest age that I was being lied to.

In 1995, Linklater won the Silver Bear for Best Director for the film Before Sunrise at the 45th Berlin International Film Festival.

Before sunrise, 1995.

With the rotoscope films Waking Life, and A Scanner Darkly, and his comedies School of Rock and the remake of Bad News Bears, he gained wider recognition. 

In 2005, Linklater was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for his film Before Sunset.

Fast Food Nation (2006), an adaptation of the best selling book, examines the local and global influence of the United States fast food industry. The movie entered into the 2006 Cannes Film Festival.

In 2014 he released a film in the making for 12 years titled Boyhood, which received overwhelming critical acclaim. 

Hollywood has a way of sucking the world's talent to it.

School of rock, 2003.

Despite the popularity of many of his films and having directed multiple high-paying Hollywood productions, Linklater remains in Texas and refuses to live or work in Hollywood for any extended period of time. Linklater is known for using the same actors in many of his films including Ethan Hawke, Jack Black, Matthew McConaughey, Julie Delpy and Patricia Arquette.

But nothing is going to knock me off my game. Because I have some pretty low-budget films I want to do.

Has any of these movies already been on your list? What we love about his movies is that, although they're all unique in their appearance and style, they make you feel like you've just opened another pair of eyes. They get through your senses and stay there permanently. Once you've been hooked, you're hooked forever.

You see how life just accumulates. Our fundamental view of the world is measured by who we are today and who we've been, and that's not going anywhere. It's only expanding throughout our lives, it's always profound and inescapable how we perceive the world through that viewpoint.


Invitation to Inspiration 

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