Richard Linklater's entire career has been about time. Nearly every single movie has been exploring what it means to depict time in film, how to do it, and what does time mean for the characters within the film. Boyhood then summed up his career-long fixation in one perfectly conceived framework that gave his fullest, most interesting consideration yet.
Yeah, definitely a gimmick.
Do you even know who Richard Linklater is?
you guys always just sound so retarded when you criticize it.
>>64532947 >Richard Linklater's entire career has been about time false
>Boyhood then summed up his career-long fixation in one perfectly conceived framework that gave his fullest, most interesting consideration yet. It's a gimmick and it has been done before by a director way more inventive than him
Boyhood is a bland indie coming-of-age tale with an added TWELVE YEARS factor to make plebs cream their pants.
>>64533357 >Waking Life, Slacker, Bernie, School of Rock, Dazed and Confused, Suburbia, Tape, A Scanner Darkly Do you know what all of these have in common? They are Linklater movies and time isn't even in their top 3 concerns.
I can see how you made that assessment, though: the Before trilogy. Time is an important element in this story, but even then I don't think his primary concern was time but rather relationships and how they are affected by impending separation, distance, reconciliation, commitment. It's a romance before everything.
Don't get me wrong, I'm one of the biggest Linklater fanboys there is, but Boyhood is a mediocre story that only made it to the screens because of that one gimmick. It has no necessity to exist as a movie, it tells nothing new.
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