Richard Linklater Quotes
I've always been most interested in the politics of everyday life: your relation to whatever you're doing, or what your ambitions are, where you live, where you find yourself in the social hierarchy.
Maybe part of being a dad means that the slightest little thing will make me tear up.
Are any of us self-taught? It just means I didn't go to school for it. But you do have teachers. You have mentors.
A college athlete is going to be competitive. You don't get to that level if you're not.
Plots are artificial. Does your life have a plot? It has characters. There is a narrative. There's a lot of story, a lot of character. But plot? Eh, no.
We filmmakers are control freaks. For us, it's about bending the elements of a story into existence.
Every film's different; every story is so different. But I think I've always been attracted to try to take something minimal and to maximize it cinematically. To find out if I can I really go all the way with one idea.
I guess I don't have a grandiose view of the world in general, and I never believe it when someone else has a grandiose moment.
I was dating girls who were actresses, and that was fun, so I took a playwriting class. But that was short-lived. That was one year. Around that time, I was seeing movies that were making me think in terms of images.
Filmmakers are going to make films, just like painters are going to paint.
I've never been a guy who had more than a toe in Hollywood anyway, so my toe is more easily lopped off than most.
Everyone is encouraged to see their lives, the world through the eyes of the rich.
I do find myself at the moment, due to the success of School of Rock, to be on people's radar a little.
Music and smells are the most memory-recall, nostalgia-inducing things.
Something about Texas I'm not proud of is that our state murdered 37 people last year alone.
I played baseball in high school, and in some parallel universe, if I had not gone into filmmaking, I may have been the coach cursing at the kids.
When you have a film that's acclaimed, there's a tendency to go big or get serious or something, but I had an impulse to do the opposite.
Some films really do take years to get going, but I'd say that most of the films I want to do are slightly smaller projects. Some could be sketches. They're not all oil paintings.
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