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Saturday, 9 January 2016

Dazed and Confused (1993)

On the last day of term for the Class of 1976 the last thing any student wants is to make life-changing decisions, but life doesn't respect that kind of thinking.
There’s no one character that I identify with most in D and C, and perhaps in a fundamental way that’s the beauty of it; we can take what we want from each person and have that combination speak indirectly to us.
It's more than just another coming of age story; it casts recognisable shadows upon the unseen doorway into that fragile arena and draws a line from there to all the possible states of being that lead away from it.
It’s rooted to a specific era but is a film for the ages. Likewise, while it's true that the locations and events are US-specific (the asinine paddling, etc), the feelings and emotions it evokes are universally relatable.

4 summer priorities out of 5

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