In this Book

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Richard Linklater's filmmaking choices seem to defy basic patterns of authorship. From his debut with the inventive independent narrative Slacker, the Austin-based director's divergent films have included the sci-fi noir A Scanner Darkly, the socially conscious Fast Food Nation, the kid-friendly The School of Rock, the teen ensemble Dazed and Confused, and the twin romances Before Sunrise and Before Sunset. Yet throughout his varied career spanning two decades,Linklater has maintained a sense of integrity while working within a broad range of budgets, genres, and subject matters._x000B__x000B_Identifying a critical commonality among so much variation, David T. Johnson analyzes Linklater's preoccupation with the concept of time in many of his films, focusing on its many forms and aspects: the subjective experience of time and the often explicit, self-aware ways that characters discuss that experience; time and memory, and the ways that characters negotiate memory in the present; the moments of adolescence and early adulthood as crucial moments in time; the relationship between time and narrative in film; and how cinema, itself, may be becoming antiquated. Crucially filling a gap in critical studies of this American director, the volume concludes with an interview with Linklater discussing his career.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
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  1. Contents
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xi-xii
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  1. Time Is a Lie
  2. pp. 1-12
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  1. Slowly Moving Trains, Welcome to Austin, and L-I-V-I-N
  2. pp. 12-33
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  1. A Brief Encounter, the Road to Burnfield, and One Hell of a Way to Make a Living
  2. pp. 33-54
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  1. Dreaming in Digital, Motel Confessions, and the Poet of Wall Street
  2. pp. 54-74
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  1. For Those about to Rock, Late Afternoon in Paris, and Remixing a Little League Season
  2. pp. 74-95
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  1. Little Blue Flowers and Echoes from the Slaughterhouse
  2. pp. 96-110
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  1. Fields of Play and Waiting for Orson
  2. pp. 110-125
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  1. Interview with Richard Linklater
  2. pp. 127-149
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  1. Filmography
  2. pp. 151-160
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 161-167
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 169-177
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  1. About the Author, Further Reading, Production Notes, Back Cover
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780252094040
Related ISBN
9780252036927
MARC Record
OCLC
817540261
Pages
200
Launched on MUSE
2012-12-20
Language
English
Open Access
No
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