Linklater on Boyhood

Richard Linklater’s innovative film Boyhood is a victory for creativity over fiscal responsibility. It takes courage to pitch a project that will not show a profit for ten years or more especially in today’s quarter by quarter business world. Corporate investors are not interested in the long term. Here he credits IFC with having enough vision to buck the trend:


5 thoughts on “Linklater on Boyhood

  1. Michael Jones says:

    Boyhood will lose to “The Imitation Game” for Best Picture. Boyhood is
    not a Motion Picture it is an after school special filmed over 12 years
    as a desperate gimmick by a “C” grade director. The Academy represents
    experienced sophisticated artists who will pick the Best Picture to
    represent us to the World. Boyhood isn’t even close to Best Picture.
    Can you really put Boyhood in the same category as “Schindler’s List”?

    1. I agree that Boyhood will not and should not win best picture, but it really doesn’t diminish its innovative approach to film making. I’m not sure The Imitation Game will win either, though I enjoyed more than Boyhood. My vote goes to The Grand Budapest Hotel. (BTW, nice name)

      1. Michael Jones says:

        Nice. I really liked GBH also, I really think Wes should get best director. The message and historical significance on many fronts in the Imitation Game brings me to believe that it best represents the Academy and the arts. Boyhood get an “A” for effort, GBH pound for pound is a better overall movie than IG, however the message and historical significance of Mr. Turing needs to be immortalized once and for all.

  2. Michael Jones says:

    Boyhood – 40 F-bombs, 20 Sh-bombs, drunk adults verbally abusive to children, drunk Father beating his wife down to the ground, and slimy political pandering in all directions, low quality trash. Who out there in America wants this puke -rubber stamped- by the Academy as true “Art” for the entire world to enjoy? What a great example for America!

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