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Homework: Slacker (1991)

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Considering its in honor of Everybody Wants Some, I was expecting this to be Dazed and Confused

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I deleted the link to an illegal pirated copy of the movie. Please don't link to pirated films here. Support movies.

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I wish this were a vs. with Dazed and Confused. They're both extremely strong YESes for me and that episode would tear me apart in a great way

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I deleted the link to an illegal pirated copy of the movie. Please don't link to pirated films here. Support movies.

 

That video was put up by FilmBuff.com. From what I can tell, they're a legal distributor of independent movies.

 

Edit: I don't want to invoke the wrath of Devin again by reposting the video without permission, but I'm pretty sure it's a legal copy. Just search for it on Youtube and find the one posted by FilmBuff.

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Damn. It used to be on Netflix. Thankfully, I've already seen it. Maybe I'll rent it on Amazon for a rewatch, even though it hasn't been that long.

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So stoked for this episode...

 

 

The Criterion DVD is generally cheap. I got mine for $12 iirc. It also comes with It's Impossible To Learn To Plow By Reading Books, which is....difficult. Also Woodshock a documentary short by Linklater and his DP for the first 2 before movies + boyhood, Lee Daniel. Great stuff, fun interview with Daniel Johnston.

 

I've been waiting for a Linklater episode for so long, and with Everybody Wants Some and Dazed fresh in my head, It's a good time to rewatch Slacker. Then again, it's always a good time to rewatch Slacker.

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Oh boy, I've just watched this film for the first time... There are some really, really well-staged scenes in here. Definitively quite inspiring. But, after watching a couple of his films, I still have some issues with his dialogue... whish, there was less of it. I always kind of feel that these are not the character's words, but some essays Linklater wrote in High School that he made actors to recite.... Also: Conspiracy theories. There's only so many I can handle in 90 minutes without being drunk and/or high.

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Also: Conspiracy theories. There's only so many I can handle in 90 minutes without being drunk and/or high.

 

That's the point though, this is a film in the genre of comedy. I'd never watch three minutes of conspiracy theory anything if it didn't have any irony to it.

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That's the point though, this is a film in the genre of comedy. I'd never watch three minutes of conspiracy theory anything if it didn't have any irony to it.

 

That's true. Maybe I should have been more precise: I'd argue that in this case, Linklater tells basically the same joke 3 times in a row. That's simply not very clever comedy.

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