Enjoy an Hour-Long Interview With Richard Linklater From 1995

In the winter of 1995 Richard Linklater’s transcontinental love trilogy premiered with the eternally perfect Before Sunrise, breaking hearts everywhere. And since, that film and it’s following Before Sunset and Before Midnight have played out as the epitome of rare requited love thwarted by time and space. We’ve said it once and we’ll say it again that when you watch these films, for all the tears you cannot help but shed, you’re always left with the pangs of hopefulness. It excites something in you and tickles your heart to know that somewhere on a tram in Europe, your ideal soulmate could be pensively starring out a window wondering if there’s something he’s missing.

But before those, there was Linklater’s now beloved Dazed and Confused and Slacker. And in the video below from 1995, you can see watch the director in an hour long interview in which he talks philosophy, independent cinema, youth, and more. Enjoy.

Matthew McConaughey May Take the Lead in Christopher Nolan’s ‘Interstellar’

In the past few years Matthew McConaughey has proved that pithy romantic comedies are clearly not where his heart lies. With a string of roles in Magic Mike, Killer Joe, The Paperboy, and Jeff Nicholas’ upcoming Mud, the 43-year-old actor has finally come into his own. And his own being these rough and seedy southern men on a fringe of the law. But earlier this year, we had been seeing a more gaunt looking version of the handsome actor as he prepared to play the lead role in Jean-Marc Vallée’s AIDS drama Dallas Buyer’s Club. And now, it seems that he’s been tapped to star in one of the most anticipated movies of the next year, Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises follow-up, Interstellar

Deadline reports that although "getting details on a Nolan project is more difficult than getting the line on the Pope selection process," McConaughey has been offered the lead role of Cooper in the film that was originally set in place by Steven Spielberg in 2006. But in January, Nolan signed on to write a script that merged the original idea about the existence of wormholes used for time travel written by his brother Jonah, with his own original idea. Nolan and Emma Thomas producing will be prodicing and, "the ambition is a film that will depict a heroic interstellar voyage to the farthest borders of our scientific understanding."

So although he’s been working in Hollywood for over two decades now, McConaughey’s career has had a rather odd trajectory. With Dazed and Confused and A Time to Kill followed by years of films like Failure to Launch andThe Wedding Planner, it took scaling down into independent cinema for his true talents and desires an actor to be unleashed. So it would be amazing to see this new McConaughey or this true McConaughey star in something as epic as a Christopher Nolan movie about time/space travel. I mean, I would gladly watch McConaughey in anything, so I’m game—how do you feel, MM?

But while we’re here, let’s look back on some choice McConaughey moments.

Matthew McConaughey Reprises ‘Dazed and Confused’ Role in Butch Walker Music Video

It’s been almost twenty years since Matthew McConaughey came of Hollywood age playing Danny Wooderson in Dazed and Confused, but that’s no reason not to return. In a music video for Butch Walker’s "Synthesizers," he reprises the Wooderson role for a stroll down memory lane, a collaboration that seems as random as the sight of the perennial slacker trying to cut it in a modern club. ”If you love Dazed and you loved Wooderson, you’ll see this and you’ll probably get the tickle box pretty quick,” McConaughey told EW. Sometimes, it’s as simple as that.

Wearing a shaggy wig and a slight paunch, McConaughey strolls through the club with a pair of women snapping along to the beat behind him. The song and video go a lot of places, starting sad and contemplative before morphing into a goofy horn-laden dance number. (There’s an LMFAO impersonator shimmying in one of the shots.) The video could be a commentary on the troubles of continuing one’s club culture while entering middle age, or it could just be a cool video gag. Everyone wants to feel young again, even if they’re millionaire movie stars too beautiful for God’s Earth. (clutches embroidered Sahara pillow.)

‘Dazed & Confused’ Summarized in Two Incredible Minutes

Over the past couple years, we’ve seen a lot of movies get the YouTube treatment — speeded up, slowed down, remixed with new music — but this two-minute summary-in-rhyme of Dazed and Confused set to the music of War’s “Low Rider” is the best I’ve ever seen, bar none.

Far out, mais non?