Is filmmaker Richard Linklater a vivid, visual thinker? That was the question I asked him. He has some version of photographic memory shares Linklater. His mom thought something weird was going on and he got tested for it as a kid, but that visual thinking did not help him in school he says. It was not until he was in his early 20’s that he discovered films and that is when his visual thinking helped him as a filmmaker. It is a skill you should have as a filmmaker Linklater says.
Filmmaker Richard Linklater talks about the making of his new film The Last Flag Flying. The film is about 3 friends played by Steve Carell, Laurence Fishburne & Bryan Cranston and the impact of Vietnam and Iraq war on them. Is this a war film or a film about 3 middle-aged friends? What drew him to make this film that the Economist described as “muddled politics of war“? How is this Linklater’s kind of war film?
We also spoke about Linklater’s passion for making films and how the Soviet filmmaker Andre Tarkovsky influenced his filmmaking style.And, we also found out about Linklater’s family connection to the San Francisco Bay area.
The Last Flag Flying releases in the San Francisco Bay area on Nov 10, 2017.
Ever wondered how filmmaker Richard Linklater watches films? I did. Linklater famously watched 3 films a day as a young filmmaker. So, I wondered how he watches a film? I got to ask him that question at a recent interview we did with him in San Francisco. Linklater famously watched 3 films a day as a young filmmaker. So, I wondered how he watches a film? Tune in to find out what Linklater had to say on films and the influence of Soviet filmmaker Andre Tarkovsky.
This interview is a highlight from our upcoming interview with Linklater on his new film Last Flag Flying and how he became a filmmaker. The film releases on November 10th in San Francisco Bay area.
Bernie, Boyhood, Before Sunset and School of Rock are some of the films Linklater directed.