So with that in mind lets take a look at the 15 best movie slackers of all time that have made you want to put your feet up and just chill. The locals include a backseat philosopher who passionately expounds on his dream theories to a seemingly comatose cabbie, a young woman who tries to hawk madonnas pap test to. Richard linklaters slacker inspired a generation of american filmmakers by exploring the subculture of austin, texas in a loose narrative with a tapestry of quirky characters. Slacker is a 1990 american independent comedydrama film written and directed by richard linklater, who also appears in the film. Jan 07, 2012 frank zappa pygmy twylytethe idiot bastard sondickies such an asshole live at the roxy 1973 duration. Slacker 2011 is a streamofconsciousness chronicle of a day in austin, presenting the citydwellers, dragworms, protohipsters and locations that give the city its modern identity. But you may underestimate richard linklaters lowkey debut slacker at your peril. Unlike almost anything american audiences had seen before, it inspired a. He constructed the 1991 film available to view on youtube as a series of set pieces some irreverent, some meandering, and some bizarre, but most all of them with stealthily universal resonance taking place across the college town of austin, texas. A day in the life of austin, texas as the camera roams from place to place and provides a brief look at the overeducated, the social misfits, the outcasts and the oddballs. Slacker article about slacker by the free dictionary. Well, maybe he was still a little rusty on narratives by 1991, but hey, he was certainly no slacker when it came to making this film, because he did everything, except, you know, make a decent film. It was a obscure and symbolic one but i was looking for the roman typefacesfonts created by ray. Slackistan has not been released in pakistan because the director refused to make cuts to the film as requested by the countrys central board of film censors cbfc on january 25, 2011.
Twenty years ago, you did not have to be a film buff or hipster there werent. Slacker is a 1990 american independent comedydrama film written and directed by richard linklater, who. Directed by unknown or not available, the film features a cast that includes chris doubek, sam wainwright douglas, jonny mars and nick offerman. The film is significant in the sense that it establishes most of linklaters preoccupations. Aug 31, 2011 directed by miguel alvarez, bradley beesley, john e. No one will mistake richard linklaters 1991 film slacker for transformers 3. He finally completed his first feature, its impossible to learn to plow by reading books which is available in the criterion collection edition of his second feature, slacker, a super8 feature that took a year to shoot and another year to edit. Completed in february 1990, slacker was repeatedly rejected from film festivals that year. Released in united states july 5, 1991 new york city. Undeterred, linklater and friends put up slacker stickers, fliers, and murals around austin and the film opened to record box office sales at the dobie theater in july 1990, selling out the first 22 showings. See the full list of slacker 2011 cast and crew including actors, directors, producers and more.
Heres a list of the filmmakers and teams involved in slacker 2011. In january 2011, the austin chronicle interviewed linklater on the 20th. Slacker geography, 25 years later the end of austin. I watch slacker to read austin in the original places journal. Later examples include the films slackers and clerks, the 2007 film slacker uprising describes an attempt to rouse those under 30 to participate in the 2004 u. A couple of weeks ago, i referred to slacker 2011 as a potential. The tale of fred james marsden, an outofwork slacker who accidentally injures the easter bunny voiced by russell brand and must take h.
Touch my katamaris goro the slacker trailer streamed. Slacker films is a video production company based out of denver, colorado. Slacker is a 1990 american independent comedydrama film written and directed by richard. On the set of slacker 2011 with amy bench and geoff marslett on the set of slacker 2011 with amy bench on the red carpet for. If theres one thing you can always expect from a proper stoner movie, its proper stoners and slackers. Its plot follows a nerdy college student who blackmails a group of young men with his knowledge that they have cheated throughout college, and uses it to get closer to a young woman he is obsessed with. Slacker colin bartie digs the countercultural theme in slacker and other films by richard linklater. Completed in february 1990, slacker was repeatedly rejected from film. Without richard linklaters slice of life film slacker, the independent film boom of the 1990s might not have happened. Slacker was released on vhs in june 1992 by orion home video. From their squinty red eyes to their waytoolaidback personas, they seem to have carved out the ultimate worryfree life. School of rock is a 2003 comedy film directed by richard linklater, produced by scott rudin, and written by mike white. In 1992, soon after slackers completion, linklater published a short volume.
Here, the nobly lazy can eschew responsibility in favor of nursing their esoteric obsessions. A book also titled slacker containing the screenplay, interviews, and writing about the film was published by st. Its not just that i recognize the films slackerdom arent all academics, in a. Slacker 2011, a reimagining of the original, directed by 24 austin. May hayao miyazakis next ghibli film has 36 minutes completed despite. But back then it was such a big deal to have made and completed a. The question is, once this film is completed, will it screen around the. Slacker has been described as plotless, presented as a series of interchanging vignettes, similarly to director richard linklaters rotoscoped 2001 film, waking life. Austin film society to remake richard linklaters slacker. Richard linklaters slacker commemorates its anniversary and finds an audience. Richard linklaters slacker inspired a generation of american filmmakers by exploring the subculture of austin, texas in a loose narrative.
As two princes on a daring mission to save their land, they must rescue the heir apparents fiancee before their kingdom is destroyed. Before sunrise is a 1995 american romantic drama film directed by richard linklater and written by linklater and kim krizan. Your highness on dvd august 9, 2011 starring james franco, natalie portman, zooey deschanel, justin theroux. Aug 12, 2011 stories of awkward dates, songs hes written about fictional characters he finds attractive, as well as the complete script to the never completed animated feature film destroy all slackers. Slacker, directed by richard linklater, presents a day in the life of a looseknit austin, texas, subculture populated by eccentric and overeducated young people. Feb, 2012 richard linklaters slacker inspired a generation of american filmmakers by exploring the subculture of austin, texas in a loose narrative with a tapestry of quirky characters. Jul 15, 2011 no one will mistake richard linklaters 1991 film slacker for transformers 3.
He wants to show us a certain strata of campus life at the present time a group of people he calls slackers, although anyone who has ever lived in a campus town will also recognize them under such older names as beatniks, hippies, bohemians. Its impossible to speculate where slacker would fit in the film world of today. Actually, i dont think anything like it has ever been done before. The subject of richard linklaters debut 1991 film slacker was a disenchanted generation that refused to buy into the prevalent society of america, and in doing so gave its name to a new way of life, socalled slacking. The film was rereleased on vhs on march 7, 2000, by mgm. Slacker 2011, a remake of richard linklaters seminal 1991 indie slacker. The austin film society and the alamo drafthouse are getting 23 austin.
Slacker is a movie with an appeal almost impossible to describe, although the method of the director, richard linklater, is as clear as day. Mar 09, 2012 database of movie trailers, clips and other videos for slacker 2011 2012. Slacker 2011, like the original film, shows someone trying to sell a madonna. Austin, texas, is an eden for the young and unambitious, from the enthusiastically eccentric to the dangerously apathetic. Austin film society to remake richard linklaters slacker for 20th. Apr 14, 2014 slacker has been described as plotless, presented as a series of interchanging vignettes, similarly to director richard linklaters rotoscoped 2001 film, waking life. The finished version had its premiere at the 1991 sundance film. Namco bandai games began streaming a 70second goro the slacker trailer for. According to the guardian, the cbfc objects to the movie because it has swear words in english and urdu, and contains the words taliban and lesbian. Frank zappa pygmy twylytethe idiot bastard sondickies such an asshole live at the roxy 1973 duration. A little over a decade ago, i had recently moved back to san francisco. Slacker was nominated for the grand jury prize dramatic at the sundance film festival in 1991 in 2012, the film was selected for preservation in the united states national film registry by the library of congress as being culturally, historically, or. Satyajit ray quiz cinephilia the travelling slacker.
Jan 21, 2011 even if it wasnt very good, it got distribution. If we are given a complete film of the girl who was checked into a. This article feels incomplete without a mention of slacker 2011. Dec 20, 2011 may hayao miyazakis next ghibli film has 36 minutes completed despite. As slacker turns 20, director linklater reflects on the film.
Everything you need to know about your highness movie 2011. Slacker 2011 2011 cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. Hop on dvd march 23, 2012 starring russell brand, james marsden, kaley cuoco, bill hader. And of the born ones, a few make films that look as if they are not films at all, but just happen to have happened.
Jan 19, 2011 celebrating the 20th anniversary of its screening at the sundance film festival this week is slacker where it will be shown again in tribute. The film showcases a transformed town next to things that never change. Slackers is a 2002 american comedy film directed by dewey nicks and starring jason schwartzman, devon sawa, jason segel, michael maronna, jaime king, and laura prepon. Slackers paradise is an autobiography told through a collection of writings of kails. Behind the scenes, honoring the film that started it all. This is a scene i shot and directed for the 24th dallas video festival as part of the slacker 2011 project started by the austin film society for the 20th anniversary of the original richard linklater film.283 1134 988 636 556 788 1033 56 1449 807 265 836 31 1017 1492 1087 1391 1335 882 34 199 720 1033 448 1330 68 859 1122 1049 1232 529 222 482 666 128 474