Richard Linklater’s ‘Waking Life’ Is Still a Long, Weird Trip Worth Taking

Richard Linklater’s ‘Waking Life’ Is Still a Long, Weird Trip Worth Taking

A scene from Waking Life.In July 1999, in the midst of shooting his seventh film, Waking Life, in the Central Texas town of Lockhart, Richard Linklater found himself at a cinematic crossroads. Two years earlier, Linklater had been at the same location for The Newton Boys, which was funded by 20th Century Fox. The crew for that film numbered about a hundred, and the budget was $27 million. This time around, though, Linklater was filming on a simple, cheap digital camera with a crew of just two others: producer Tommy Pallotta and boom operator Mike Brennan. Most scenes had only two actors, with Wiley Wiggins playing the unnamed protagonist opposite a rotating roster of other characters (including one played by Linklater himself).“There was no makeup. No crew. Just a couple…View Original Post

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