“If cinema is also the art of time passing, then Richard Linklater is proving to be one of its most actively engaged and thoughtful directors. Unlike other filmmakers often identified as auteurs, Linklater’s distinction is not found on the surface of his films, in a visual style or signature shot, but rather in their DNA, as an ongoing conversation with cinema, which is to say, a conversation about time passing.” —The long conversation: Richard Linklater on cinema and time
Richard Linklater on being a self-taught filmmaker: “An incredibly illuminating, relatable and one of the most inspiring commentaries you’ll hear. I’ve cut out only the moments where Linklater talks about his twenties, and the 9 years he self-educated himself in filmmaking. The fact that he has become a success on a worldwide level, is all the more inspiring.” —filmschoolthrucommentaries
For further reading, viewing, and listening:
- Richard Linklater on independent filmmaking
- My First Movie: Richard Linklater
- Richard Linklater’s screenplays for “Before Sunset” and “Before Midnight”
- Richard Linklater Interview: Filmmaking Education
I got to speak with Michael Gira from ‘Swans’ about 10 tracks that impacted on him in some way.
I literally could not have spoken to a nicer, more knowledgable person. Great band. Great Guy.