Watch & Listen: Long 'Boyhood' Chats with Richard Linklater & Cast
by Ethan Anderton
January 8, 2015
Earlier this week, we brought you a two-hour chat with Inherent Vice director Paul Thomas Anderson, just before his film gets a wide release this weekend. Now comedian Marc Maron gets to spend time with another Oscar-buzzed filmmaker on his own podcast "WTF with Marc Maron" as Boyhood director Richard Linklater stops by for an hour and a half to talk about his powerful coming-of-age film, and the long process of making it over 12 years. In addition, the SAG Foundation recently hosted Linklater with stars Ellar Coltrane, Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette for a 45-minute chat too. Watch & listen!
First, here's the shorter, 45-minute talk about Boyhood, straight from the SAG Foundation:
You can still watch the making of Boyhood over 12 years in this featurette right here.
Filmed from 2002 to 2013, Boyhood covers 12 years in the life of a family. Mason (Ellar Coltrane) and his older sister, Samantha (Lorelei Linklater), learn to face the realities of growing up, while their divorced parents cope with the ongoing challenges of parenting in an ever-evolving landscape. Richard Linklater (Dazed and Confused, School of Rock, Before Sunrise, Bernie) directs the film, using the same actors, including Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette as the Mason's parents, over 11 years of production. The film premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival and the film hit Blu-Ray & DVD this month on January 6th.
I have to admit, I was very skeptical about Boyhood, thinking critics were just falling for the hype and the gimmicky nature of the project. Boy was I wrong, one of the best cinematic experiences I've ever had, this movie moved me like no other, stunning and powerful stuff. Loved the hell out of it, there's no way it doesn't win Best Picture.
Ricardo_PT on Jan 8, 2015
I was in the same boat. I thought I would be underwhelmed. I was stunned. Not once did I cry, but I laughed, watched in awe, and was reminded many, many times of my own boyhood. It is a masterpiece of American cinema, and win Best picture or not, it will forever be a treasure in my heart.
Quanah on Jan 8, 2015
Fantastic! I will watch this post haste.
DAVIDPD on Jan 9, 2015
Linklater = LEGEND
ragethorn on Jan 9, 2015
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