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Listen: Richard Linklater Discusses the Journey of ‘Boyhood’ In 90-Minute Interview With Marc Maron

Written by on January 8, 2015 

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Since seeing it nearly a year ago, we recently named it our film of 2014, discussed it at length, and featured over seven hours of interviews with the director and cast, but many are just now discovering Richard Linklater‘s Boyhood, which arrives on Blu-ray this week. For the occasion timed with the awards season run, Linklater visited Marc Maron (who interviewed Paul Thomas Anderson earlier this week) to discuss his career at length for around one-and-a-half hours.

Linklater opens up about the autobiographical nature of the film, his writing and rehearsal process, his fascination with time in his work, balancing his early days in an oil rig and studying cinema, “discovering” Matthew McConaughey, the inspiration for Waking Life, avoiding over-explanation and plot-driven films, starting the Austin Film Society (and his filmmaking colleagues there), how he’s never once done a film for money, his deep love for music, and more.

He also discusses his next film, That’s What I’m Talking About (which is thematically connected to Boyhood and Dazed and Confused), saying it will likely see a release this summer or fall, and will feature a punk version of the Gilligan’s Island theme’s song by Riverboat Gamblers. Check out the full conversation below via Maron’s site, along with two other recent discussions:

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