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Dazed and Confused [DVD] [Flashback Edition; Widescreen]
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Theatrical Release: September 23, 1993. The movie was filmed on location in Texas, with the cast and crew living in a hotel. Linklater's 1991 directorial debut film, SLACKER, is similar to DAZED AND CONFUSED in its examination of adolescent nonconformity. The film pays homage to earlier teen angst films. Direct allusions are made to CARRIE and AMERICAN GRAFFITI, the latter of which seems to have served as a thematic and artistic template for DAZED AND CONFUSED. According the Wall Street Journal, the Hollywood studio had to pull advertisements for the film because drug references violated Motion Picture Association of America's guidelines. Gramercy Pictures president Russell Schwartz claims the MPAA has cracked down on films that are drug related. The early marketing campaign for DAZED AND CONFUSED included suggestive slogans: "See It with a Bud," and "The Film Everybody's Toking About." But the MPAA's objections were directed at the line: "Finally! A Movie for Everyone Who DID Inhale," a satirical comment on Bill Clinton's infamous line about youthful marijuana smoking. DAZED AND CONFUSED cost approximately $6 million dollars to produce and was given the same name as a 1969 Led Zeppelin song. Renee Zellwegger appears uncredited as a high school student who attracts the attention of Wooderson (Matthew McConaughey). "Martha Washington was a hip, hip, hip, hip lady..."--Slater (Rory Cochrane) "That's what I love about high school girls: I get older, they stay the same age."--Wooderson "That's what I'm talkin' about!"--Slater
- for pervasive, continuous teen drug and alcohol use and very strong language
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 25448
Jason London, Rory Cochrane, Sasha Jensen, Wiley Wiggins, Michelle Burke, Adam Goldberg, Anthony Rapp, Marissa Ribisi, Marisa Ribisi, Milla Jovovich, Parker Posey, Matthew McConaughey, Ben Affleck, Joey Lauren Adams, Joey Adams
"...DAZED AND CONFUSED unfolds in a loose, natural style that suits its teenage characters....Enjoyably playful spirit..."
New York Times
Ranked #9 in Entertainment Weekly's "10 Favorite Films of the '90s" - "...The freest, most graceful comedy of American teenage life ever made..."
"...[A] vibrantly laid-back comedy....A tightly bound ensemble of funny and believable adolescent..."
Sight and Sound
"...This is a good film..."
"...No movie understands the agony and ecstasy of teenage life better than Richard Linklater's underrated classic..."
"[It] remains the loose-limbed, thoroughly entertaining trip it was when it was released..."
"[T]he dialogue is hilariously quotable, the period textures are precise and hardly parodic....[and with a] soundtrack dialing from Aerosmith to ZZ Top."
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