Easily one of the most definitive films of the #1990s , which is ironic since it’s set in #1976 : #1993 ’s #DazedandConfused would be the perfect #cinematic#timecapsule complete with one liners, an amazing #classicrock soundtrack (that would introduce me to #AliceCooper & #Foghat ) & a pre-stardom cast that’d include #matthewmcconaughey (uttering the film’s most memorable line), #benaffleck (playing what might ultimately be the biggest asshole high school bully to have lived) & #reneezellweger among them all. #RichardLinklater ’s #comingofage film is both a personal odyssey about trying to be cool, doing your own thing & an organic throwback to #1970s#popculture : muscle cars, bell bottom jeans, Deep Purple & deep conversations (babe with the body of Abe Lincoln, anyone?). There’s something underneath DAC, something making it more intelligent & observant. It’s the seminal execution of the work, as if there’s a greater element at work that can be found in director Linklater’s later works like Boyhood, Bernie & earlier ones like Slacker (which is a great indie film). Linklater has often experimented with the language of film, using it as a platform to dissect coming of age as a cinematic trope: the idea of seeing things more than for what they are. I haven’t felt this way since the work of John Hughes: an organic groundwork that transcends what could be cliche into a higher art form: it’s the humanist element in Linklater’s works that explores themes deeper than the film’s plot itself: the young male college baseball team of Everybody Wants Some (a spiritual DAC sequel) who just want to have fun & hookup with girls, the slackers & bohemians of Slacker or the 12 year age span of a young man in Boyhood. Linklater approaches these films with a naturalistic, semi-documentary approach that’s accessible. I dig it. #30DaysofCriterionCollection#CriterionCollection#30daysoffilmscholar
Recommended Song of the Week: Foolish Games by Jewel (Album: Pieces of You) #dymdsg#dymdsg042018#yourthoughts
Foolish Games is a song by American singer-songwriter Jewel from her debut studio album Pieces of You (1995). It was also part of the official soundtrack for Batman & Robin movie."Foolish Games" ranked at number 15 on Billboard's All Time Top 100 and held the record in the Guinness Book of World Records for longest chart run of a single for 65 weeks. It was also listed as the second best-performing song of 1997 by Billboard, behind Elton John's "Candle in the Wind 1997".
The song details the frustration and agony of knowing that the intensity of one's love is not reciprocated by one's lover. The melodic line and chord progression of the verses in "Foolish Games" carry echoes of "Diamonds & Rust", recorded by Joan Baez.
You took your coat off and stood in the rain
You're always crazy like that
And I watched from my window
Always felt I was outside looking in on you
#Youtube : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UNoouLa7uxA
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