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Richard Linklater Wrap-Up

Richard Linklater podcast review

Eric went into this Five not sure what was going to happen and found himself going through a whole roller coaster of emotions. Austin and Eric go through the films they watched and discussed more of Richard Linklater’s fine work. Most importantly, since recording the Before Sunrise episode Eric has ignored Austin’s advice and quickly watched the rest of the set. So there are some spoilers on their mini-discussion of Before Sunset and Before Midnight. Also, enough of this quiet talking–it’s time for a radical new Five!

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Episode #50 — Boyhood

Boyhood podcast review

50 episodes. Well, 50 main episodes; there are so many bonus episodes. But it’s all about how you choose to depict time. Is it counting every second or is it about the important times you remember. We hit this milestone with Richard Linklater’s epic Boyhood. 13 years in the making as the crew kept returning to Texas to tell the next stage of this family’s life. Not in terms of all the big moment, but of the ones that really make a quiet impact. Join Austin and Eric as they see how the film works beyond the structure and what made certain scenes feel so emotional.

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Episode #49 — School of Rock

School of Rock podcast review

Recess is in session! Two and two make Five! In perhaps their weirdest pick, Austin and Eric are here to discuss Richard Linklater’s School of Rock. Is this film worthy of a half hour discussion? It actually is! As Richard Linklater went to the studios, he still brought his flair for passion, affection and character to a movie about imposter teacher. Also it’s really charming.

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Episode #48 — Before Sunrise

Before Sunrise podcast review

How did a film about two people walking around Vienna¬†and talking about whatever comes into their minds turn into a beloved cult trilogy? Austin and Eric find out by diving into Before Sunrise. Yet they can’t do it alone. They are joined by the wonderful director and co-writers of the independent romance film, Hank and Asha. James E. Duff, Julia Morrison and the guys discuss what it takes to depict a true connection in fiction, how conversations change when both people choose to be completely honest and why this ending is so damn good.

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Episode #47 — Dazed and Confused

Dazed and Confused podcast review

SCHOOL’S OUT FOR WINTER. Who are better to discuss Richard Linklater’s beloved high school film Dazed and Confused than two guys who are out of college? Yet, Eric proposes that this may be the best time to watch this. The guys examine how Linklater has evolved his craft since Slacker by adding more of a story and more of a thesis around the characters he’s examining.

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Episode #46 — Slacker

Slacker podcast review

A film where it’s just a series of unrelated conversations throughout the city of Austin.¬†Conversations about conspiracy theories, typewriters they ought to destroy and whether they should go see that band tonight. Is this the best film ever or “not a film”? Find out as Austin and Eric dive into the first film in their Richard Linklater Five.

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