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The Roll-up bonus: The making of ‘Dazed & Confused,’ the best stoner non-stoner movie ever made

November 30, 2020

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.

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Melissa Maerz’s oral history goes behind the scenes during the making of one of the greatest comedies of all time.

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:

I have watched Dazed and Confused approximately sixty-five times, and I have been stoned for approximately sixty-four of those viewings. At this point, it seems unfathomable to watch this movie without being high; in fact, it’s entirely possible that watching this movie actively releases THC into my bloodstream.

Is it a stoner movie? Of course.

Is it so much more than a stoner movie? Absolutely.

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