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Richard Linklater - Dazed and Confused (1993)
Posted By : scalisto | Date : 05 Feb 2022 13:57:34 | Comments : 1

Dazed and Confused - Criterion (1993)
102 min | XviD 672x352 | 1636 kb/s | 192 kb/s mp3 | 23.97 fps | 1.31 GB + 3% recovery record
English | Subtitles: English, Spanish, Dutch and Portuguese .srt | Comedy/Drama

Like George Lucas' American Graffiti, Richard Linklater's Dazed and Confused is an affectionate look at the youth culture of a bygone era. While Lucas took aim at the conservative 1950's, Linklater jumps ahead a generation to the bicentennial year of 1976 to celebrate the joys of beer blasts, pot smoking and Frampton Comes Alive. Set on the last day of the academic year, the film follows the random activities of a sprawling group of Texas high schoolers as they celebrate the arrival of summer, their paths variously intersecting at a freshmen hazing, a local pool parlor and finally at a keg party.

The years between 13 and 18 are among the most agonizing in a lifetime, yet we remember them with a nostalgia that blocks out much of the pain. This is a truth well understood by "Dazed and Confused," Richard Linklater's film about the last day of school and the long night that follows it. The film is art crossed with anthropology. It tells the painful underside of "American Graffiti." In a small town, classes let out for the summer, and upperclassmen go looking for next year's new high school students, so they can paddle them - an initiation inspired, I guess, by high school fraternities. We follow a large number of teenagers, boys and girls, popular and not, "good" and "troubled," as they drive aimlessly around town, drink beer, hang out, trade adolescent life-truths, lust, experiment with sex, fight, and in general, try to invest their passage into adulthood with a significance it does not seem to have.

"If I ever say these were the best years of my life," one of the kids says, "remind me to kill myself." Linklater does not impose a plot on his material. "Dazed and Confused" (the title comes from a song) is not about whether the hero gets the girl, or the nerd loses his virginity, or the bully gets beaten up. It doesn't end in a tragic car crash, although it does end in some quiet moments of truth, which are not pressed too hard. The film's real inspiration, I think, is to depict some high school kids from the 1970s with such unblinking attention that we will realize how romanticized most movie teenagers are. A lot of these kids are asking, with Peggy Lee, "Is that all there is?"

Linklater's style is to introduce some characters, linger with them for a while, and then move on to different characters, eventually circling back so that all the stories get told simultaneously. His previous film, "Slacker" (1991), applied a more extreme version of this style to a large group of characters in Austin, Texas. The film would follow one character, then veer off to follow another, so that we got glimpses of many lives. Here, in addition to limiting his characters and following through on their stories, he quietly introduces an observation. It is always the case in any group of males -- students, fraternity brothers, military men, businessmen -- that the ones most zealous about male-bonding rituals, especially those involving drinking and quasisexual "initiations," are the most troubled. They secretly feel like outsiders. As their targets, they choose misfits who are too dumb or too smart, who are different in any way, who do not reflect the mediocrity of the crowd.

The kids who enforce this system usually turn out to be losers, and indeed part of their desperation -- part of the reason they cling to status in teenage society -- is that they already feel themselves losing. The most pathetic character in "Dazed and Confused" is a graduate from a few years back, in his '20s now, who still hangs out with the kids because he senses that the status he had at 17 was his personal high point. This is a good film, but it would not cheer people up much at a high school reunion. (Roger Ebert)

Source: DVD rip and screenshots by damascus

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Al igual que hiciera George Lucas en "American Graffiti" veinte años atrás, Linklater retrata el último día de clase de unos adolescentes de un instituto en 1976. Una fiesta de cerveza, marihuana y novatadas para un día único tanto para los jóvenes que se marcharán para siempre como para los novatos que llegan. (FILMAFFINITY)

Het is de laatste schooldag in mei 1976 in Austin, Texas. We volgen zonder vast patroon of verhaal hoe enkele scholieren hun laatste schooldag beleven. Er zijn bizarre inwijdingsrituelen, liefdesaffaires die beginnen en eindigen, overvloedige drankgebruik en vooral een grote verveling ondanks het feit dat de scholieren doorlopend op jacht zijn naar tickets voor het Aerosmith-concert in de stad...

Posted By: lukashi Date: 07 Feb 2022 16:23:16
dank u voor deze linklater film
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