Why do you hate him so much /tv/?
Is it because he makes movies about straight white males without any degeneracy? Would you rather he be more like your favourite Rabbi JJ Abrams?
>Why do you hate him so much /tv/?
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If I met him in real life I'd fucking kill him.
“Hipster Patriarchy” might be a better title for Richard Linklater’s Boyhood. Depicting a white American male from childhood to adolescence, it celebrates the emblematic figure of American social power. Starting with youth’s inherent innocence and appeal, Linklater gives his protagonist, Mason (Ellar Coltrane), centrality in the passing parade of his Texas family (including a sister and divorced parents) and then, ultimately, confers importance upon Mason and his “normalcy.”
Sure enough, the cultural media have responded on cue: Praising the deliberately mundane Boyhood fits the pattern unconsciously followed by most culture writers (who also tend to be white males) seeking to confirm their own privilege and importance — but without examining it. Some women and men of other races also worship this unscrutinized authority, which partly explains why Linklater’s lackluster filmmaking (from Suburbia, Before Sunrise, Before Sunset, and Before Midnight to School of Rock and the atrocious Bernie) almost always gets overrated.
As much as fanboys falling for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Linklater’s think-alike idolators seem to have forgotten the significant films Boyhood imitates. The widely hyped story of Boyhood’s twelve-year production ignores the similar periodic method English director Michael Apted employed on the documentary series 7 Up (he filmed a group of British schoolkids at seven-year intervals); the hype also ignores how François Truffaut’s Antoine Doinel series (from The 400 Blows, Love at Twenty, and Stolen Kisses to Bed and Board and Love on the Run) encompassed a 20-year span in the fictional youth’s life.
Capeshit redditors are the ones who love Linklater's shit.
Linklater's films are contrived psuedo intellectual shit.
Boyhood was a nice slice of life movie about growing up. The filming style added to the experience, but it wasn't THE experience.
The fact that the press and marketing concentrated on the gimmick was always going to happen because it's unique. People really conflate the inquiry into the unique nature of the production as Linklater and Co acting like the production schedule is what made the movie good, ie "It's good because it took twelve years to make." When really, almost any movie is covered by the press based in the most shallow aspects. Was Birdman covered as an existential comedy in the human condition and the soul of the artist made with technical finesse? Because pretty sure it was covered as LOL BATMAN IS BIRDMAN.
>implying /tv/ didn't have a hard-on for Linklater before Boyhood memes
Only the closet redditors. Linklater was such a literally who that no one even cared about a few redditors talking about "Muh based before" until Memehood blew up and all of a sudden he became a high priority threat and butts then needed to be shut down.
I don't hate him. His music is pretty catchy.
No, "I" had seen all of those movies, but he wasn't at all relevent to this board. There were no 300 reply Before Midnight threads. Most linklater discussion that would happen on this board would be people posting a few quotes from his movies with pictures in a reddit sensibility circle jerk manner before it would fizzle and the board would continue on
>There were no 300 reply Before Midnight threads.
>implying there needs to be maxed out threads like we're on /v/ for good discussion
Such a reddit sensibility :^)
You remember 2013 quite differently than me friend, because most people here loved Before Midnight. Just go through the archive and see how many people picked it in their top 10s for that year. Also A Scanner Darkly used to get threads all the time.
>Most linklater discussion that would happen on this board would be people posting a few quotes from his movies with pictures in a reddit sensibility circle jerk manner
So, normal /tv/ discussion? OK.
>because most people here loved Before Midnight.
No they didn't. At least not those who are actually /tv/, and not just an ideological tourist posting here. You'd have to be a reddit sensibility poster to post real lists in those top 10 threads.
As an authentic /tv/ poster you don't publically praise movies, you attack those who do. The whole point of those threads is redditors posting their "taste" to get a validating pat on the head from fellow redditors. If you cared about this board you'd be on those threads insulting every single person who posted a list.
>So, normal /tv/ discussion?
I'm serious. There is literally no reason to praise a movie other than to bait for upvotes. I don't care how many years you've been here, you've been posting with a reddit sensibility the entire time.