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March 15, 2004

Slacker Map

Via Jenny at Stupid Undergrounds: A link to a map of locations from Richard Linklater's Slacker. Really cool, interesting article on Slacker, one of the more important films in the indie film movement of the early 1990s. While I've never been to Austin, I've always appreciated Linklater's representation of a specific cultural moment in Slacker, one that appears to be virtually lost now. And seeing this map is certainly making me feel nostalgic for his films. Except The Newton Boys. And I just can't bring myself to rent School of Rock. Not sure why but I can only take Jack Black in very small doses.

Posted by chuck at March 15, 2004 12:59 AM

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Don't be afraid: School of Rock is really good. And I HATE kid movies. Hate.

BTW--you should come down to Austin and take the Slacker tour sometime. You got the map now, right? Why waste it?

Posted by: jenny at March 15, 2004 11:30 AM

I saw School of Rock in the theater on a whim and laughed the whole time (often at the fact that I was sitting in a theater watching School of Rock). It's worth the $4. Really.

Posted by: Rachael at March 15, 2004 7:00 PM

I'll try to see School of Rock soon. I saw Jack Black on some sitcom the other night and was reminded that he can be pretty funny.

And, yes, Jenny, I *definitely* want to visit Austin soon. Now that I have the Slacker Map, I really should take the tour. BTW, is there a "Waking Life" tour, too?

Posted by: chuck at March 16, 2004 8:00 PM

I have to say thumbs up on SR and Austin. I was hanging out in Austin a lot between 88 and 91. As off the wall as Slacker is it really was a great ethnography of the period. I miss it. VA is very boring in comparison!

Posted by: byron at March 17, 2004 3:01 PM

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