Linklater at the Austin premiere of Fast Food Nation
|Born||Richard Stuart Linklater|
July 30, 1960
|Occupation||Film Director, screenwriter, producer & actor|
Richard Stuart Linklater (born July 30, 1960) is an Academy Award-nominated American film director and screenwriter. Fast Food Nation is a 2006 American / British Drama film directed by Richard Linklater. Events 1419 - First Defenestration of Prague. 1502 - Christopher Columbus lands at Guanaja in the Bay Islands off Year 1960 ( MCMLX) was a Leap year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Texas ( is a state geographically located in the South Central United States and is also known as the Lone Star State. A film director, or filmmaker, is a person who directs the making of a Film. Screenwriters or scenarists are Scriptwriters who write the Screenplays from which Films and Television programs are made A film producer is a person who creates the conditions for making movies. An actor, actress, player or thespian (see terminology) is a person who Acts in a Dramatic production and who works Events 1419 - First Defenestration of Prague. 1502 - Christopher Columbus lands at Guanaja in the Bay Islands off Year 1960 ( MCMLX) was a Leap year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. "The Oscar" redirects here for the film see The Oscar (film. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the A film director, or filmmaker, is a person who directs the making of a Film. Screenwriters or scenarists are Scriptwriters who write the Screenplays from which Films and Television programs are made
Linklater was born in Houston, Texas. Texas ( is a state geographically located in the South Central United States and is also known as the Lone Star State. He studied at Sam Houston State University and left midway through his stint in college to work on an off-shore oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico. Sam Houston State University, (known as SHSU and Sam, for short founded in 1879 is a Public university located in Huntsville, Texas For a detailed diagram of a Petroleum drilling rig, See Drilling rig (petroleum A drilling rig is a machine which creates holes (usually called The Gulf of Mexico ( Spanish: Golfo de México) is the ninth largest Body of water in the world While working on the rig he read a lot of literature, but on land he developed a love of film through repeated visits to a repertory theater in Houston. It was at this point that Linklater realized he wanted to be a filmmaker. After his job on the oil rig, Linklater used the money he had saved to buy a Super-8 camera, a projector, and some editing equipment, and moved to Austin. Super 8 mm film, also simply called Super 8, is a motion picture film format released in 1965 by Eastman Kodak as an improvement of the It was here that the aspiring cineaste founded the Austin Film Society and grew to appreciate such stylized auteurs like Robert Bresson, Yasujiro Ozu, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Nagisa Oshima, and Josef Von Sternberg. The Austin Film Society ( AFS) is a non-profit Film society based in Austin Texas. Robert Bresson (ʁɔbɛʁ bʁɛˈsɔ̃ in French ( September 25, 1901 &ndash December 18, 1999) was a French Film director was an influential Japanese Filmmaker. Marriage and family were among the most persistent themes in his body of work Rainer Werner Fassbinder (May 31 1945 &ndash June 10 1982 was a German Film director, Screenwriter and Actor. Josef von Sternberg aka Jonas Sternberg ( 29 May 1894, Vienna, Austria &ndash 22 December 1969, Los
Linklater founded the Austin Film Society in 1985 together with his frequent collaborator Lee Daniel, and is lauded for launching and solidifying the city of Austin as a hub for independent filmmaking. The Austin Film Society ( AFS) is a non-profit Film society based in Austin Texas. Lee Daniel is a Cinematographer. He was born Lee Cavender Daniel in Dallas Texas on 23 January 1962
For several years, Linklater made many short films that were, more than anything, exercises and experiments in film techniques. He finally completed his first feature, the rarely seen It's Impossible to Learn to Plow by Reading Books (which is now available in the Criterion Collection edition of Slacker), a Super-8 feature that took a year to shoot and another year to edit. It's Impossible to Learn to Plow by Reading Books is the first Feature film by Richard Linklater, filmed on Super 8 and edited at a public Slacker ( 1991) is an influential American Independent film written and directed by Richard Linklater, who also appears in the The film is significant in the sense that it establishes most of Linklater's preoccupations. The film has his trademark style of minimal camera movements and lack of narrative, while it examines the theme of traveling with no real particular direction in mind. These idiosyncrasies would be explored in greater detail in future projects.
To this end Linklater created Detour Filmproduction (an homage to the 1945 low budget film noir by Edgar G. Ulmer), and subsequently made Slacker for only $23,000. Film noir is a cinematic term used primarily to describe stylish Hollywood crime dramas, particularly those that emphasize moral ambiguity and sexual motivation Edgar G Ulmer ( September 17, 1904 &ndash September 30, 1972) was an Austrian - American film director Slacker ( 1991) is an influential American Independent film written and directed by Richard Linklater, who also appears in the The film is an aimless day in the life of the city of Austin, Texas showcasing its more eccentric characters.
While gaining a cult following for his independent films, such as Dazed and Confused, Waking Life and A Scanner Darkly, his mainstream comedies, School of Rock and the remake of Bad News Bears, have gained him wider recognition. An independent film, or indie film, is a film that is produced outside of the Hollywood Studio system, a series of oligopolistic practices by several Dazed and Confused is a 1993 Comedy / Coming of age Film written and directed by Richard Linklater detailing a final Waking Life is a digitally enhanced live action rotoscoped film directed by Richard Linklater and made in 2001. A Scanner Darkly is a 2006 film directed by Richard Linklater based on the novel of the same name by Philip K School of Rock is a 2003 American Comedy film from Paramount Pictures, starring Jack Black. For the original 1976 movie starring Walter Matthau, Tatum O'Neal and Chris Barnes, see The Bad News Bears. In 2003, he wrote and directed a pilot for HBO with Rodney Rothman called $5. Rodney Rothman is an Emmy -nominated American Screenwriter, Television producer, and Author. 15/hr, about several minimum wage restaurant workers. A minimum wage is the lowest hourly daily or monthly Wage that employers may legally pay to employees or workers The pilot deals with themes later examined in Fast Food Nation. Fast Food Nation is a 2006 American / British Drama film directed by Richard Linklater. In 2004, the British television network Channel 4 produced a major documentary about Linklater, in which the filmmaker frankly discussed the personal and philosophical ideas behind his films. "St Richard of Austin" was presented by Ben Lewis and directed by Irshad Ashraf and broadcast on Channel 4 in December 2004 in the UK. In 2005, Linklater was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for his film Before Sunset. "The Oscar" redirects here for the film see The Oscar (film. The Academy Award for Writing Adapted Screenplay is one of the Academy Awards, the most prominent Film awards in the United States Before Sunset ( 2004) is an American film the Sequel to the film Before Sunrise (1995
Many of Linklater's films take place in one day, a technique that has gained popularity in recent years. Slacker, Dazed and Confused, Tape, Before Sunrise, and Before Sunset are examples of this method. Slacker ( 1991) is an influential American Independent film written and directed by Richard Linklater, who also appears in the Dazed and Confused is a 1993 Comedy / Coming of age Film written and directed by Richard Linklater detailing a final Tape is a 2001 Drama film directed by Richard Linklater and written by Stephen Belber, based on his play of the same name Before Sunrise is a 1995 Drama film directed by Richard Linklater and written by Linklater and Kim Krizan. Before Sunset ( 2004) is an American film the Sequel to the film Before Sunrise (1995 Two of his recent films (A Scanner Darkly and Waking Life) both display a similar animated style. To create this effect, Linklater shot and edited both movies into a completed live-action state, then employed a team of artists to 'trace over' individual frames (a technique known as rotoscoping). Rotoscoping is an Animation technique in which Animators trace over live-action film movement frame by frame for use in Animated films Originally The result is a distinctive 'semi-real' quality, praised by such critics as Roger Ebert (in the case of Waking Life) as being original and well-suited to the aims of the film. Roger Joseph Ebert (iːbɝt born June 18, 1942) is an American film critic and Screenwriter. Waking Life is a digitally enhanced live action rotoscoped film directed by Richard Linklater and made in 2001.
His latest film, Fast Food Nation, is an adaptation of the best selling book that examines the local and global influence of the United States fast food industry. Fast Food Nation is a 2006 American / British Drama film directed by Richard Linklater. The film was released in North America on 17th November 2006 and in Europe on 23rd March 2007.
Despite his popularity and ability to direct high paying Hollywood productions, Linklater remains in Texas and refuses to live or work in Hollywood for any extended period of time.