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Richard Linklater’s Boyhood: A Masterpiece of Flawlessness that Took 12 Years to Make

Red Letter Media’s Mike Stoklasa and Jay Bauman summed up how I feel about Boyhood (2014) and all its much ballyhooed critical praise, including its recent six (6) Academy Award nominations:

Also, did you know that it took twelve (12!) years to make?

Because, like, nothing else in cinema has ever been shot over multiple years with the same cast…not even the documentary Up Series (1964, 1970, 1977, 1984, 1991, 1998, 2005, 2012) or long-running narrative television shows (e.g. The Sopranos [1999-2007]) or sitcoms (e.g. Everybody Loves Raymond [1996-2005], Roseanne [1988-1997], etc.). Never, ever! 😀

boyhood it took 12 years

Boyhood: It took motherfucking 12 years to make.

 

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