Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Check This Out: A Short Documentary on the Making of "Boyhood"

Like most people, I consider director Richard Linklater's Boyhood to be one of the year's best films. It is more than a nostalgic look at adolescence. It is also definitive of the technology era in ways no other film has been able to achieve. With countless accolades already to its name, it has yet to be seen how it will play this awards season. Even then, its legacy is already being mapped out with the most ambitious shooting schedule in recent history. For those that can't wait for it to hit DVD and blu ray next month, Hulu has recent released a short making of EPK that is definitely worth checking out.

This morning, Hulu released a 10 minute documentary called The Making of Boyhood: 12 Years on Film. Over the span of its run, Linklater and his cast discuss their approach to making the characters feel authentic. It also features the cast being interviewed at various stages throughout filming with an emphasis on the final day of shooting. While it only scratches the surface, it is an interesting look and a hopeful start to similar behind the scenes documentaries to come.

Check it out here:

*I want to personally apologize if the video doesn't come up. I am having trouble embedding the video at the moment. However, I have provided a link above for you to visit.

If nothing else, it is a nice trip down memory lane with a great look at a film that will continue to resonate with audiences for quite some time. I can only hope that its reputation continues to be successful throughout awards season. Watching the special has personally made me nostalgic and want to revisit it. Cannot wait for its DVD release next month. That should be great.

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