I'm living in this world. I'm what, a slacker? A "twentysomething"? I'm in the margins. I'm not building a wall but making a brick. Okay, here I am, a tired inheritor of the Me generation, floating from school to street to bookstore to movie theater with a certain uncertainty. I'm in that white space where consumer terror meets irony and pessimism, where Scooby Doo and Dr.I'm living in this world. I'm what, a slacker? A "twentysomething"? I'm in the margins. I'm not building a wall but making a brick. Okay, here I am, a tired inheritor of the Me generation, floating from school to street to bookstore to movie theater with a certain uncertainty. I'm in that white space where consumer terror meets irony and pessimism, where Scooby Doo and Dr. Faustus hold equal sway over the mind, where the Butthole Surfers provide the background volume, where we choose what is not obvious over what is easy. It goes on...like TV channel-cruising, no plot, no tragic flaws, no resolution, just mastering the moment, pushing forward, full of sound and fury, full of life signifying everything on any given day......
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I'm not sure why I didn't hunt this down earlier, as Slacker is one of my favorite movies. This is a 1992 movie tie-in book, of the type that generally consists of a screenplay and a bunch of meanderings from the director. In this case, Slacker's entire concept makes the idea of a screenplay unusual. Instead, this contains the "roadmap" treatment that outlined scene-by-scene what the film would contain, and then a transcript screenplay made after the fact. This is remarkable for fans of the movie, because there were a lot of changes to the flow of the film as the practicalities of shooting and the contributions of the actors brought much more to the table.Aside from the two versions of the screenplay, there's a ton of other material about the saga of getting the film made. It's amazing the amount of rejection the film saw as it was struggling to get in the can, and how Linklater worked outside the system to complete it. The story of the making of the film is almost greater to some than the film itself, so it's nice to see it documented here.There are also numerous biographies of many of the actors, which were for the most part not actors, but college town characters cast because they looked interesting. The only downside of the book is the fact that it was published in 1992, so there's not much of a "where are they now" factor. It would be nice to see all of these bios revised for today. This isn't impossible to find on the secondary market, but it will take a minute of searching to nab a copy, and it's been out of print for years. Very worthwhile for fans of the movie.
Every fan of Linklater is contractually obligated to read this enthralling book. And there's a lot of pictures for the easily distracted so they really do not have an excuse.
The book “Slacker” is basically a retread of the film of the same name written by that movie’s director, Richard Linklater. I was really disappointed to find out that this wasn’t actually a novel or story that contained the attitude and themes of the movie but instead just an in-depth look at every aspect of the movie and how it got filmed and eventually produced and distributed.There’s basically zero reason to read this book if you’ve already seen the movie, as it barely introduces anything new beyond some character bios of the cast and production notes from Linklater. Yeah you get to learn some of the little details of the film, but a majority of the book is just a direct script and storyboard of what was in the movie. There are little instances of really interesting reads in the book and the whole 90’s Austin Slacker lifestyle can be insightful and relatable to a lot of people who may be interested in reading “Slacker” but there’s just not enough of that. Based on the description on the inside sleeve of the book, I was expecting something different, I’m just a bit disappointed to find out that this wasn’t a novelization or a story and more of a rehash of the film.
i love when people have so much fun making movies that they throw all their photos, notes, and inside jokes together and publish it as a book. (see also True Stories.)