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Slacker

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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. ...more
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Published July 15th 1992 by St. Martin's Griffin
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Jon
Jan 30, 2014 Jon rated it it was amazing
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 movi ...more
Maureen
Feb 10, 2013 Maureen rated it really liked it
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.
Joe
Dec 16, 2013 Joe rated it it was ok
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
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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.)
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“To those humans in whom I have faith; I wish suffering, being forsaken, sickness, maltreatment, humiliation. I wish that they should not remain unfamiliar with profound self-contempt, the torture of self-mistrust, and the misery of the vanquished. I have no pity for them because I wish them the only thing that can prove today whether one is worth anything or not—that one endures' . . . Remember, the passion for destruction is also a creative passion.” 17 likes
“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...” 13 likes
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