The Roll-up bonus: The making of ‘Dazed & Confused,’ the best stoner non-stoner movie ever made
In this special holiday bonus episode Bruce talks with Melissa Maerz, author of the fabulous new book Alright, Alright, Alright: The Oral History of Richard Linklater’s ‘Dazed and Confused‘.
“You cool, man?”
In the summer of 1992, young director Richard Linklater brought a cast of even-younger actors to Austin, Texas, to film a movie about the last day of high school in 1976. Dazed and Confused didn’t make a box office splash at first, but over the years it’s entered the pantheon as one of the greatest comedies ever made.
A quarter-century after its release, Melissa Maerz interviewed cast and crew to compile this fun, funny, surprising, and moving behind-the-scenes history of D&C.
Chuck Klosterman once wrote this about Dazed:
Is it a stoner movie? Of course.
Is it so much more than a stoner movie? Absolutely.
The Roll-Up: Leafly’s weekly cannabis news and culture podcast
Every Friday the Roll-Up crew—Bruce Barcott, Alyssa Yeoman, and Hannah Staton—dissect the week’s top cannabis stories and take a deep dive into a single issue. It’s a news and culture podcast, slightly elevated.