Template:Infobox film. Dazed and Confused is a American coming-of-age comedy film written and directed by Richard Linklater. The plot follows various groups of Texas teenagers during the last day of school in In , Quentin Tarantino listed it as the 10th best film of all time in a Sight and Sound poll. The title of the film is derived from the Led Zeppelin version of the song of the same name. The next year's group of seniors are preparing for the annual hazing of incoming freshmen. Randall "Pink" Floyd Jason London , the school's star football player, is asked to sign a pledge promising not to take drugs during the summer or do anything that would "jeopardize the goal of a championship season". When classes end, the incoming freshman boys are hunted down by the seniors and paddled.
Richard Linklater's classic film showed love to everyone from the jocks to the burnouts
The years between 13 and 18 are among the most agonizing in a lifetime, yet we remember them with a nostalgia that blocks out much of the pain. This is a truth well understood by "Dazed and Confused," Richard Linklater's film about the last day of school and the long night that follows it. The film is art crossed with anthropology. It tells the painful underside of " American Graffiti. We follow a large number of teenagers, boys and girls, popular and not, "good" and "troubled," as they drive aimlessly around town, drink beer, hang out, trade adolescent life-truths, lust, experiment with sex, fight, and in general, try to invest their passage into adulthood with a significance it does not seem to have. It doesn't end in a tragic car crash, although it does end in some quiet moments of truth, which are not pressed too hard. The film's real inspiration, I think, is to depict some high school kids from the s with such unblinking attention that we will realize how romanticized most movie teenagers are. A lot of these kids are asking, with Peggy Lee, "Is that all there is? Linklater's style is to introduce some characters, linger with them for a while, and then move on to different characters, eventually circling back so that all the stories get told simultaneously. His previous film, " Slacker " , applied a more extreme version of this style to a large group of characters in Austin, Texas.
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Check out the lineup of new movies and shows streaming on Netflix this month, including Season 5 of " Lucifer. See the full list. Title: Dazed and Confused Five high school students meet in Saturday detention and discover how they have a lot more in common than they thought. A group of Southern California high school students are enjoying their most important subjects: sex, drugs, and rock n' roll. A high-school boy is given the chance to write a story for Rolling Stone Magazine about an up-and-coming rock band as he accompanies them on their concert tour. A high school wise guy is determined to have a day off from school, despite what the Principal thinks of that. In , a group of college baseball players navigate their way through the freedoms and responsibilities of unsupervised adulthood. A girl's "sweet" sixteenth birthday becomes anything but special, as she suffers from every embarrassment possible.
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