"Boyhood" the 12-year long film by Richard Linklater

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The history of filming is more than 100 years old, so it is almost impossible to even imagine someone capable of making a movie that is completely unique, not a little similar to anything that has been done before. Well, that's what Richard Linklater achieved with "Boyhood," a prodigy of creativity. The American film director, one of the most representative figures of the independent scene worlwide, had the shooting of this film for 12 years with the same cast (Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke, his daughter Lorelei Linklater, and Ellar Coltrane, the boy-teenager protagonist) narrating the story of a family from the beginning of the century to current times, but in real time. The singularity of this film resides in how it develops an awesome piece of fiction that runs in parallel with time, while their characters grow up and evolve. "Boyhood" has two movies in yuxtaposition. On one hand there is a simple and moving story of initiation: the coming of age from childhood to adolescence of a common boy in a common family. This film is also an emotional documentary about the passing of time. A simple "anthropological-cultural experiment," as denominated by its director, about the cultural and fisonomical changes that 4 persons experiment throughout 12 years of their lives. The result is as beautiful as devastating. The experience of watching a child grow in 3 hours is just fascinating.

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