Richard Linklater: Dream is Destiny

7.31 h 29 min2016NR
From '90s classic Dazed and Confused to the groundbreaking Boyhood, follow visionary director Richard Linklater's one-of-a-kind career.
Louis BlackKaren Bernstein
Richard Linklater
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Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United States on August 19, 2016
4.0 out of 5 stars
A wonderful survey of this unique filmmaker's career with plenty of ...
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A wonderful survey of this unique filmmaker's career with plenty of good chat with the man himself, unlike that other documentary with the cutesy animations. Highly recommended.
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Let's Get ReelReviewed in the United States on August 9, 2016
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Excellent and a must see for all filmmakers and cinephiles, and fans of Linklater
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Excellent American Masters doc on the incredible career of auteur Richard Linklater.
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M CReviewed in the United States on October 13, 2018
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Richard Linklater: The Hollywood Outsider
'Richard Linklater: Dream is Destiny' begins with a linear approach to the subject's movies, but because the subject is so unique, it switches gears midstream. If Linklater is a taste you haven't acquired then this isn't for you, but if you life the Before series, Boyhood, Dazed and Confused, Everybody Wants Some and other films by Linklater this is required viewing. Linklater is cerebral and interviewed by a director of the documentary, Lewis Black (no, not that Lewis Black). Between the behind the scenes footage, from before he directed his firs film, Slacker, and the talks with his parents and other key actors in his movies we find out a lot about the process of Linklater. The ultimate Hollywood outsider is chronicled in a cheerful way. The only negative for me is I would have liked to see Linklater talk about the challenges a bit more. He's done independent films on shoestring budgets and we all know those films are the most difficult to get distribution. Overall a worthwhile watch.
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