This time we dwell into a subject matter that both me, or my mother, have no experience about: college in United States in the 1980’s.

Fortunately we are very familiar with the director, Richard Linklater, and his masterful career as a filmmaker. Upon viewing Everybody Wants Some!! we saw an opportunity to open a discussion on his films and how this particular movie represents his thematic and stylistic motifs. Next to Linklater we explore High School movie tropes and nostalgia in movies.

Spoilers: We do reveal the end scene, so be aware.

Timeline

  • [00:00] - Linklater’s origin and nostalgia
  • [15:25] - High School archetypes
  • [29:00] - Sketch structure
  • [34:00] - Matthew McConaghey
  • [40:00] - Deconstruction of an arc
  • [45:15] - Old Cary Grant films
  • [48:15] - Linklater’s ouvre
  • [55:00] - Mixing up in movies
  • [1:00:15] - The ending

Movies we mention