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Author: Richard LinklaterKathy McCartyJean CaffeineRudy BasquezJan HockeyAll authors
Publisher: [New York] : Criterion Collection, [2013]
Series: Criterion collection (Blu-ray discs), 247.
Edition/Format:   Bluray Video : Videodisc : Blu-ray disc   Visual material : English : Director-approved special edView all editions and formats
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Directed by Richard Linklater, presents a day in the life of a loose-knit Austin, Texas, subculture populated by eccentric and overeducated young people. Shooting on sixteen mm for a mere $3,000, writer-producer-director Linklater and his crew of friends threw out any idea of a traditional plot, choosing instead to create a tapestry of over a hundred characters, each as compelling as the last.
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Genre/Form: Comedy films
Drama
Feature films
Fiction films
Independent films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Linklater; Kathy McCarty; Jean Caffeine; Rudy Basquez; Jan Hockey; Stephan Hockey; Lee Daniel; Detour Filmproduction.; Criterion Collection (Firm)
ISBN: 9781604657807 1604657804
OCLC Number: 856659906
Language Note: English dialogue; English subtitles. In English; optional English SDH for the hearing impaired.
Notes: Originally released as a motion picture in 1991.
Special features: three audio commentaries, featuring Linklater and members of the cast and crew; It's impossible to learn to plow by reading books (1988), Linklater's first feature, with commentary by the director; Woodshock, a 1985 16 mm short by Linklater and Lee Daniel; casting tapes featuring select "auditions" from the more-than-100-member cast; deleted scenes and alternate takes; footage from the Slacker tenth-anniversary reunion; early film treatment; home movies; ten-minute trailer for a 2005 documentary about the landmark Austin café Les Amis; original theatrical trailer; plus a booklet featuring essays by author and filmmaker John Pierson and Sony Pictures Classics copresident Michael Barker; reviews by critics Ron Rosenbaum and Chris Walters; production notes by Lanklater; and an introduction to It's impossible to learn to plow by reading books by director Monte Hellman.
Credits: Cinematograper, Lee Daniel ; editor, Scott Rhodes.
Cast: Richard Linklater, Rudy Basquez, Jean Caffeine, Jan Hockey, Stephen Hockey, Kathy McCarty.
Awards: Named to the National Film Registry in 2012 by the Library of Congress.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: R; for language.
Description: 1 videodisc (100 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 book ([60] pages : illustrations ; 18 cm).
Details: Blu-ray; region A; 1.33:1 aspect ratio; 2.0 surround DTS-HD; requires Blu-ray player.
Series Title: Criterion collection (Blu-ray discs), 247.
Other Titles: Richard Linklater's Slacker
Responsibility: Detour Filmproduction ; producer, writer, director, Richard Linklater.

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Directed by Richard Linklater, presents a day in the life of a loose-knit Austin, Texas, subculture populated by eccentric and overeducated young people. Shooting on sixteen mm for a mere $3,000, writer-producer-director Linklater and his crew of friends threw out any idea of a traditional plot, choosing instead to create a tapestry of over a hundred characters, each as compelling as the last.

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