July 13, 2006

Richard Linklater's Slacker Aesthetic

In this month's Film Comment, the cover story interview with director Richard Linklater continues into an online part 2. Sweet. Cinecultist really applauds this growing trend by entertainment publications to make more content available on the web and it does seems fitting with Linklater's DIY roots. Blogging, free online articles, filming someone carrying around a vial with Madonna's pap smear in itóit all goes hand in hand, right?

Here's just one choice bit from Linklater's conversation with Gavin Smith:

"When I did Waking Life, I was like, ďYeah, this is the same guy who did Slacker.Ē Itís the way my brain works, I guess. This is how I feel about the world. Iím looking for a new way to tell a story, Iím looking for a way to cram in a bunch of ideas that donít necessarily fit into a movieówithout even being that conscious of it back then. The more movies you make, the less pressure there is on any one film. The trouble when you only have a few films is those films define you completely....So for me itís about just carving off little pieces of myself here and there."
[via GreenCine Daily]

Posted by karen at July 13, 2006 9:55 AM