Alright, Alright, Alright: The Oral History of Richard Linklater's Dazed and Confused

Melissa Maerz (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$26.99  $24.83
Publisher
Harper
Publish Date
November 17, 2020
Pages
464
Dimensions
5.9 X 9.0 X 1.8 inches | 1.45 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780062908506

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About the Author

Melissa Maerz has worked as an editor at Spin and Rolling Stone, a staff writer for Entertainment Weekly and the Los Angeles Times, and a supervising producer on HBO's Vice News Tonight. She was a founding editor at New York magazine's Vulture website. She lives in Portland, Oregon.

Reviews

"An intricate oral history... any cinephile would be happy to check out."--Publishers Weekly
"A charming oral history of everyone's favorite stoner film.... Essential for fans of the film but also for anyone with ambitions to work in film on either side of the camera."--Kirkus, starred review
"Fun reading, enhanced by veteran entertainment journalist Maerz's expert chapter introductions and many, well-organized conversations with everyone from Linklater to the stars to the film crew. But Alright, Alright, Alright is also an interesting peek into the many relationships that must be navigated in the making of a film, and a surprising foray into the nature of memory and nostalgia. A must for fans of the movie and readers interested in the moviemaking experience."--Booklist, starred review
"An at times humorous chronicle of how a small film became a touchstone of 1990s cinema, with introspective analysis of directing techniques, casting, and performance.... Linklater devotees, those who love Dazed and Confused, and anyone interested in 1990s indie film will appreciate Maerz's detailed tribute."--Library Journal
"The story of Dazed and Confused has been told before, but never with the depth, breadth, or remarkable reproduction of the film's conversational rhythms found in Melissa Maerz's new oral history.... Like Linklater's depiction of the last day of school circa 1976, Maerz's book envelops readers in time and place. But while the movie's more of a snapshot, Alright, Alright, Alright is a panorama, enriched by deep background.... It's a class reunion that doesn't suck, attended by almost all of the living principals."--AV Club