Posted: April 30, 2016 | Author: Donald | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: Aiden Gillen, Allen Ginsberg, Amarcord, Begin Again, Ben Carolan, Blake Jenner, Boyhood, Cleo from 5 to 7, Don Wycherly, Emily Dickinson, Everybody Wants Some!!, Ferdia Walsh-Peelo, Jack Reynor, John Carney, John Lennon, John Travolta, Lucy Boynton, Mark Mckenna, Mary Doyle Kennedy, Once, Paul McCartney, Richard Linklater, Robin Williams, Sing Street, The Dead Poets Society | Leave a comment »
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Two movies have opened recently that take place in the recent past (the 1980’s to be more precise). Each felt pastelled over with a patina of nostalgia, a painful desire for a sweet past. But the two couldn’t be more different in their approaches.
Everybody Wants Some!! (with two, count ‘em, two exclamation points) is the most recent effort from writer/director Richard Linklater. Like his previous effort, Boyhood, it doesn’t use a hero’s journey or character arc, nor does it use a plot in which a central character must overcome an obstacle or gain a goal, as the basic structure.
No, rather, like such films as Amarcord and Cleo from 5 to 7, it uses a passage of time to hold its story together.
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