How am I ever going to watch a movie that took just a year to film again?
Richard Linklater, you’ve spoiled me with “Boyhood.”
The director took his time filming the story he wrote about a brother and sister coming of age in Houston. The Texas native, in fact, shot the film over a dozen years.
And it is good. Really good. Exceptional. My dear wife Karen and I watched it on Blu-Ray on Saturday night, curious as to whether the big-four cast of Patricia Arquette and Ethan Hawke as divorced parents and Ellar Coltrane and Lorelei Linklater (the writer/director’s daughter) as the did, in fact, propel this piece to Best Picture-nomination-worthy status.
I’m glad I experienced it on the new big flat screen in its full 1080p Blue-Ray glory. And with Surround Sound. Beautifully crafted movie.
I wrote about “Boyhood” and some interesting wrinkles in the making of it in today’s installment of my weekly Movie News blog for the Syracuse New Times.
You can read my story on that site by clicking the link below.
Have you seen “Boyhood” yet, and what did you think if you have? Are you a fan of Linklater’s previous work such as “Slacker” and “Dazed and Confused,” and the “Before …” trilogy, and if so, why? Do you think other directors are plotting new strategies for innovation because of Linklater, and what may be in Hollywood’s future?