Sunday, March 8, 2015

Slacker (1991)


Above, a still from the film Slacker (1991), the movie of my era, which, Generation X slacker that I am, I never got around to watching until today. Glad I did. A walk down memory lane. The film's credits role with "Strangers Die Everyday" by the setting Austin, Texas's Butthole Surfers. Director Richard Linklater:
    Slackers might look like the left-behinds of society, but they are actually one step ahead, rejecting most of society and the social hierarchy before it rejects them. The dictionary defines slackers as people who evade duties and responsibilities. A more modern notion would be people who are ultimately being responsible to themselves and not wasting their time in a realm of activity that has nothing to do with who they are or what they might be ultimately striving for.

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