Boyhood | Francis Levy

July 16, 2014 2:02 PM

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Watching Richard Linklater's Boyhood one can't help imagining what Girlhood would have been like. Is such a follow up project in the works? At the end of the movie a young woman who Mason (Ellar Coltrane) the protagonist, whose childhood and early adulthood are followed over 12 years, has befriended remarks, "Everyone always says seize the moment, but it's just the opposite, the moment seizes us." It's a wonderful signature piece of dialogue that both limns a character and defines Linklater's project.

In another scene Mason tells his girlfriend "When they decided it was too expensive to build cyborgs and robots they decided to let humans just turn themselves into robots." Take your pick one gem follows another.

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