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19 points

2 months ago

Linklater has a way of pulling incredibly lifelike performances out of his actors. His director's trademark is that his movies feel totally unscripted, it's almost baffling to learn that his actors are reading their lines word for word. I used to think Waking Life was a documentary. All actors. Even Alex Jones auditioned for his part and just happened to be perfectly cast, he was nobody at the time.


13 points

2 months ago

When I read Alex Jones I thought surely it couldn't be that Alex Jones. Today I learned.


6 points

2 months ago

They feel so unscripted and natural ironically because they’re meticulously rehearsed to an inch of its life.


1 points

2 months ago

Don’t forget non-actor Matthew McConaughey in Dazed and Confused. “Alright, alright, alright” started his career. Linklater increased the size of the role while filming.