My Top Ten Richard Linklater Movies

Happy Belated Birthday to Richard Linklater, who turned 57 yesterday.

I keep meaning to do this top ten because I really love some of Linklater’s films. Then I remember that there are a few I still need to see, such as Tape & Waking Life, which are very likely to knock number ten off this list since I can’t say I liked that one very much.

But time is short these days and I’m unlikely to see my “unseen Linklaters” anytime soon. So I’m doing this list now, which goes like this:

1-3: Love ’em
4-6: Really like ’em
7-9: Like ’em
10: Barely remember it & would rather just watch the original, which is a classic.
11: Ugh.

For now, here are My Top Ten Richard Linklater Movies (that I’ve seen):

11. Slacker (not really a fan of this one)

TOP TEN:

10. Bad News Bears (meh)

9. A Scanner Darkly

8. Everybody Wants Some!!

7. Before Midnight

6. Boyhood

5. Bernie

4. Before Sunset

3. Before Sunrise

2. School Of Rock

1. Dazed And Confused

Not Seen:
SubUrbia, The Newton Boys, Waking Life, Tape, Fast Food Nation, Me And Orson Welles

What kind of film would YOU make?

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I was hoping to get a discussion going with my fellow movie bloggers on what type of film you think you’d be making if you were a filmmaker. What sort of films do you see as “your” type of films – the ones that fit your personality? Or do you think you’d make movies that are very different from the way you actually are in real life?

I started this blog in November and still feel really silly posting “movie reviews” with NO knowledge whatsoever about filmmaking. I just like watching movies. (Plus, I’m a shitty writer so not sure what I was thinking! Lol). I know some bloggers are similar to me & just love watching movies but there are also a lot of you with so much knowledge about filmmaking. I love reading both kinds of movie blogs, though – it’s great seeing the different types of movie fans out there.

Anyway – I’ve always seen myself as a “Richard Linklater”. 🙂 I’d love to make movies like Before Sunrise & Before Sunset but especially Dazed And Confused, which I think is brilliant. Those kinds of movies where people just talk a lot and not much actually happens but the conversations and characters are so entertaining that it doesn’t matter that not much happens. Kevin Smith is another example of this but I’d go much “nicer” and be far less vulgar (but I do like his movies). I’d never be a Michael Bay. 😉

So… What kind of filmmaker would you like to be?

(I do have a thing for Linklater’s School Of Rock as well) 🙂

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