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Watch: First Trailer For Richard Linklater's Coming-Of-Age Epic 'Boyhood'

by Kevin Jagernauth
April 25, 2014 11:34 AM
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When director Richard Linklater decided to make "Boyhood," shooting a bit of footage each year to authentically capture a young man growing from first through twelfth grade, he knew he had to keep things fresh if it was going to be interesting. And when we caught up with him in Berlin in February, he shared some of that process.

"You know, every year I had a year to think up the next part, based on everything that had gone before. So by year four, I’ve got three years that I can look at, that are edited, that we’ve been working on, and I can feel where it’s going and where it wants to go. I was stuck with this kind of architecture but yet within that the décor, the details were always being reworked, being found. That’s kind of how I work on any movie, there’s always a strong outline, a structure and then within that structure, a certain looseness to work with the actors," he explained. "It makes you keep working—the night before, I want to have the great idea that keeps the scene interesting. I want to leave myself open to that."

And the result is a unique film that brings together Ethan Hawke, Patricia Arquette and young lead Ellar Coltrane for a film that takes slices of life and combines them into a portrait of youth, growing up and learning to grapple with life's obstacles. It's a film we called "a remarkable accomplishment that won’t be forgotten anytime soon," and no surprise, it's one of our Most Anticipated Films of the summer.

"Boyhood" opens on July 11th.

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  • buddy | April 25, 2014 4:39 PMReply

    How did Linklater know that the kid would grow up to look like Ethan Hawke when he casted the film??

  • buddy | April 25, 2014 5:10 PM

    *cast, duh.

  • yer | April 23, 2014 11:18 PMReply

    Looks really underwhelming for all the hype.

  • yer | April 25, 2014 10:02 PM

    My dick has no hype.

  • Yerp | April 25, 2014 1:36 PM

    Probably what the woman say to you when they get a look at your dick.

  • Guest | April 23, 2014 10:36 PMReply

    THis video won'e play! Is this just me having this issue? My player works on other sites like youtube, just not here or for the Boyhood teaser.

  • PHS | April 24, 2014 4:39 AM

    I have the same problem. IW said the trailer was taken down by AccessHollywood, and it'll be back up on Friday.

  • Guest | April 23, 2014 10:40 PM


  • Tomas Medero | April 23, 2014 7:55 PMReply

    What's the song playing in the background? Loved this teaser btw.

  • Thom | April 23, 2014 8:23 PM

    youtube [dot] com/watch?v=mHeK0Cwr9sg
    "Hero" by Family of the Year

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