Riffing with RICHARD LINKLATER: The director illuminates his brilliant new ‘Boyhood’ [A VISUAL TALE]

ARTIST’S NOTE: With his feature films “Waking Life” and “A Scanner Darkly,” director Richard Linklater helped popularize digital-effects technology (known as “interpolated rotoscoping”) to animate live-action footage. In visual tribute to those movies, this story about Linklater — believed to be The Post’s first-ever fully illustrated interview — loosely mimics that rotoscoped aesthetic.
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[UPDATE: Here is Part 2 of our “Riffing With Richard Linklater” illustrated interview.]


 











 

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FILMS VISUALLY REFERENCED: “Before Midnight” (2013), Sony Classics; “Before Sunset” (2004), Warner Independent; “Gertrud” (1964), The Criterion Collection; “Boyhood” (2014), IFC Films; “Slacker” (1991), Orion Classics; “The Last Picture Show” (1971), Columbia; “Dazed and Confused” (1993), Gramercy; “It’s Impossible to Learn to Plow by Reading Books” (1988); “Before Sunrise” (1995), Sony;
“Fast Food Nation” (2006), Fox Searchlight.

 

Writer/artist/visual storyteller Michael Cavna is creator of the "Comic Riffs" column and graphic-novel reviewer for The Post's Book World. He relishes sharp-eyed satire in most any form.
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