This week we embark on a new franchise, spending time with the first film in Richard Linklater’s trilogy. We talk about the passage of time, why this might have made a better play than a movie, and how the film might just be a metaphor for the whole industry.
This Week’s Watching
POPSTAR: NEVER STOP NEVER STOPPING (2016): Akiva Shaffer, Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone
THE MAZE RUNNER (2014): Wes Ball, Dylan O’Brien, Kaya Scodelario
LOST IN TRANSLATION (2003): Sofia Coppola, Bill Murray, Scarlett Johansson
SLACKER (1991): Richard Linklater, Kim Krizan, Mark James
THREE COLOURS: BLUE (1993): Krzysztof Kieślowski, Juliette Binoche, Benoît Régent
INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS (2013): the Coen brothers, Oscar Isaac, Carey Mulligan
If you haven’t seen anything of the ‘Lonely Island’ crew, do yourself a favour and dive into their work on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/thelonelyisland. Otherwise, there aren’t a lot in the way of footnotes, this week, apart from an article on a recent political stand taken by Richard Linklater https://uk.news.yahoo.com/richard-linklater-made-pee-lgbt-142034651.html as well as a link to his biography: http://www.biography.com/people/richard-linklater.