06 July 2006


Certainly one of the more original (and influential) films of its time, Richard Linklater's SLACKER was released fifteen years ago this month. To celebrate, there's an excellent oral history on Salon with new commentary from the director and various cast members, including Teresa Taylor (above-left), forever remembered and loved as the Madonna pap smear pusher.

As for the film, it really captures a subculture (however fractured) with precision, without being portentious about it. It doesn't exxagerate, either--I've met a few people over the years whom could've easily been plucked from it.

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