Richard Linklater

Richard Linklater’s ‘School of Rock’ is Heading to Broadway

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by Matt Singer an hour ago
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I think it was Jack Black (or maybe AC/DC) who once said it’s a long way to the top if you want to rock and roll. Black sang those rocktacular words in Richard Linklater’s ‘School of Rock,’ the 2003 about a struggling musician who becomes a substitute teacher at a prep school, and then begins to lead his students as they form a band. The movie was a surprise hit in theaters, and it’s already in development as a Nickelodeon TV show. But it’s long way to the top will culminate late next year, when ‘School of Rock’ hits the Great White Way as a Broadway show.

Watch ‘Boyhood’’s 12-Year Journey to the Screen in This New Featurette

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by Matt Singer December 9, 2014 @ 10:13 AM
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Starting today, you can purchase ‘Boyhood’ for digital download (you can rent it, or get it on DVD and Blu-ray starting on January 6). To mark the occasion, IFC Films released this excellent 10-minute featurette, which includes interviews with the cast from 2002, when the unique “12-Year Project” to document these characters’ lives began, and 2014, when it finally concluded. You can see how much they’ve aged physically and how much they’ve matured emotionally, and it adds a lot of eye-opening background detail about the story and its meaning.

Richard Linklater Leaves 'The Incredible Mr. Limpet' Remake to Focus on Spiritual 'Dazed and Confused' Sequel

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by Jacob Hall August 5, 2014 @ 10:39 AM
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It's an old fashioned truism in Hollywood: when your 12-years-in-the-making film about growing up proves to be a critical and financial success, you immediately abandon your remake of a movie about a man who turns into a fish to work on another...

'Boyhood' Review

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by Kate Erbland July 11, 2014 @ 6:47 AM
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Every film is a cultural artifact. As singular works of art, movies are their own self-contained contributions to popular culture, but their often essential inclusion of things like music, fashion, and slang within their own narratives puts them into a unique space – art wrapped around art, culture enveloped in culture. It’s why even bad period-set films are so fun to watch, as seeing canny cultural representations is almost always amusing, if not a bit intriguing. Blame it on nostalgia, shared memory, or even a good old-fashioned affection for otherwise forgotten pop culture snippets, but movies that work hard to accurately depict a time period or an era always have an extra it of built-in entertainment.

'The Incredible Mr. Limpet' Remake Adds Jon Hamm, Sarah Silverman, Josh Gad and More

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by Britt Hayes July 8, 2014 @ 9:31 PM
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Director Richard Linklater recently impressed with 'Boyhood,' the incredible movie that took the filmmaker 12 years to make. But one of his next projects is decidedly much different: a remake of 'The Incredible Mr. Limpet,' with Zach Galifianakis filling the funny shoes of Don Knotts in the title role. The project is drawing boatloads of talent, including Jon Hamm, Sarah Silverman, Josh Gad, and many more.

Richard Linklater on 'Boyhood' and the Film That Shaped His Non-Hollywood Career

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by Mike Ryan July 8, 2014 @ 7:24 AM
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Filming on 'Boyhood' started in 2002. Then, Linklater filmed his cast -- Ethan Hawke, Patricia Arquette, Ellar Coltrane and Linklater's own daughter, Lorelei Linklater -- every year for 12 years, finally finishing in 2013.

'Dazed and Confused' 20th Anniversary: The Crazy But Real Life Story of Wooderson, Slater and 'Pink' Floyd

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by The Midnight Writer September 24, 2013 @ 8:17 AM
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The 2013 Huntsville High School school year commenced the week prior to the Labor Day holiday. On the first school Friday, a pep rally for the forthcoming football season was held in the school gymnasium. According to The Item, the paper of record in Hunstville, this Hornets squad was thirsting to improve on their 7-3 season of a year ago. Much like it does in the rest of Texas, high school football rules the town of Huntsville.
In the pep rally crowd, mixed among the football gods, seniors already counting the days until graduation and freshman still overwhelmed by the high school experience, could be the next voice of a pop music generation or the author of the next great american novel. Anyone of those kids could turn out to be a state senator or serial killer. The future possibilities seem limitless for the class of 2014. In 1976, an adolescent Richard Linklater sat among the faces in the Huntsville High.
Born in Houston, Linklater's family settled in Huntsville where the future self-taught writer-director would attend the local high school and accumulate some of the story ideas for his future movies. It was during this time that Linklater would cross paths with three men who were -- or claim to be-- the inspiration for key characters in Linklater's coming-of-age stoner classic 'Dazed and Confused.' Released in theaters on September 24, 1993, the movie celebrates it's 20th anniversary this month.

Richard Linklater Taking Robert Redford and Nick Nolte for 'A Walk in the Woods'

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by Britt Hayes April 3, 2013 @ 7:00 PM
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No, Richard Linklater isn't really taking a peaceful stroll in the woods with Robert Redford and Nick Nolte to wax existentially about the environmental crisis and how it pertains to the human experience (we wish) -- 'A Walk in the Woods' is the name of Linklater's latest project, with Redford and Nolte attached.