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Richard Linklater might shoot his spiritual sequel to Dazed and Confused this fall

May. 23, 2013by:

Quick question: have you ever heard anyone say they didn't like DAZED AND CONFUSED? While writing this article I tried to remember if I've ever read a comment on any movie site that had someone posting negatively about the film (and not just some troll saying they hate the movie because they want to start shit) and to be honest I can't think of one. There are plenty of coming of age movies but few can top the stellar cast and soundtrack of DAZED AND CONFUSED.

Director Richard Linklater has mentioned before that he would be interesting in directing a semi-sequel to DAZED AND CONFUSED (at one point it was rumored to be called THAT'S WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT) and in a Q&A on Reddit Linklater said that filming on the sequel could start before the end of this year:

Hoping to make it this fall, actually. A college comedy. I feel like mixing it up with a big ensemble.

Unfortunately Richard Linklater doesn't expand on those comments in the rest of the Q&A. It's doubtful that most (if any) of the cast from DAZED AND CONFUSED will appear in the sequel but I guess there's always a chance that a familiar face (or name perhaps?) could pop up.

If Richard Linklater wasn't attached to the sequel I would completely be against it. Going from a high school setting to college is probably the most natural thing to do for the new movie and where DAZED AND CONFUSED had the end of high school maybe this semi-sequel will be set at the beginning of college, especially if they might be filming in the fall. With the BEFORE films Linklater has proven (to me anyways) that he can make some damn good sequels even if there is a lengthy break between movies and I am very interested in hearing more about the new movie.

Extra Tidbit: What scene from DAZED AND CONFUSED involving one of the many classic rock songs featured in the film is your favorite?
Source: Reddit

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6:52PM on 05/23/2013

TWITA

I actually read the script for "That's What I'm Talking About". 3-4 years ago I worked in a casting office where they auditioned some of the most talented up and comers in Hollywood (Lou Taylor Pucci, Anton Yelchin, Chris Marquette, Matt Czuchry) for roles. I don't know why it never went forward.

Based on the script and the heavy presence of music and 80's culture, I hope they go back to it. Lots of promise.
I actually read the script for "That's What I'm Talking About". 3-4 years ago I worked in a casting office where they auditioned some of the most talented up and comers in Hollywood (Lou Taylor Pucci, Anton Yelchin, Chris Marquette, Matt Czuchry) for roles. I don't know why it never went forward.

Based on the script and the heavy presence of music and 80's culture, I hope they go back to it. Lots of promise.
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4:38PM on 05/23/2013
As already stated below, this movie will not have ties to dazed and confused. He's talked about this movie for years, and I'm glad it might finally get made, but "spiritual" means just that, it will be made in the same "spirit" as dazed and confused, not check in what they are up to in college.
As already stated below, this movie will not have ties to dazed and confused. He's talked about this movie for years, and I'm glad it might finally get made, but "spiritual" means just that, it will be made in the same "spirit" as dazed and confused, not check in what they are up to in college.
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2:08PM on 05/23/2013

You cool maan?

One of my favorite films of all time. When Wooderson walks into the poolhall and Hurricane is playing as well as Tuesday's Gone plays as the party is winding down are so amazing.
One of my favorite films of all time. When Wooderson walks into the poolhall and Hurricane is playing as well as Tuesday's Gone plays as the party is winding down are so amazing.
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2:48PM on 05/23/2013
The scene with Hurricane is probably my favorite as well. Excellent choice!
The scene with Hurricane is probably my favorite as well. Excellent choice!
1:19PM on 05/23/2013
I think the other responders are missing the spiritual part. He isnt talking about anyting being direct. Hes talking about going back to that period of time from his own life and looking at the experiences he had there, and using that the create a whole new film.
I think the other responders are missing the spiritual part. He isnt talking about anyting being direct. Hes talking about going back to that period of time from his own life and looking at the experiences he had there, and using that the create a whole new film.
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11:35AM on 05/23/2013
Didn't age well for me. McConaughey was great, the soundtrack was great & that's it. Everyone else was either a bad actor or completely unlikeable to me...
Didn't age well for me. McConaughey was great, the soundtrack was great & that's it. Everyone else was either a bad actor or completely unlikeable to me...
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11:01AM on 05/23/2013

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Whenever I hear "Tuesday's Gone", it makes me thing of an empty keg, a party winding down, and a dude trying and failing to stand up out of a lawn chair in the back of his truck.
Whenever I hear "Tuesday's Gone", it makes me thing of an empty keg, a party winding down, and a dude trying and failing to stand up out of a lawn chair in the back of his truck.
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10:56AM on 05/23/2013
Love Dazed & Confused but it opesn't need a sequel & I am shocked Linklater even wants to do it.
Love Dazed & Confused but it opesn't need a sequel & I am shocked Linklater even wants to do it.
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10:01AM on 05/23/2013

It might have been a good idea a few years after the original

but to call it a sequel 20 years later when im sure it wont involve any of the original cast is just stupid, no reason to make a sequel to this, its just such a great stand alone movie
but to call it a sequel 20 years later when im sure it wont involve any of the original cast is just stupid, no reason to make a sequel to this, its just such a great stand alone movie
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