The Endurance of Dazed & Confused

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Alright, alright, alright! Richard Linklater’s 1993 classic, Dazed and Confused, is one of the definitive films of the high school and coming-of-age genres. Despite being light on drama and actual plot, Linklater’s love letter to the 1970s is remembered fondly and still remains relevant today. One of the most quotable films ever made, Dazed and Confused is the ultimate hangout movie, featuring a laid-back vibe, fun characters, and plenty of nostalgia. Whether you have it on as background noise or take some time to delve into an analytical viewing, Dazed and Confused is always a solid choice. Coupled with its iconic soundtrack, the film is as watchable as they come and, to this day, people still enjoy it religiously. With passionate fans and a heavy impact on pop culture, the legacy of Dazed and Confused is sure to keep livin’, man. L-I-V-I-N.

Love Richard Linklater? Head on over and check out more with our thoughts on Linklater’s storytelling prowess. And for more in our series on films that stand the test of time, watch our odes to “The Big Lebowski,” “Suspiria,” “Singin’ in the Rain,” and “Do the Right Thing.”

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