Most feature films are shot over the course of a few weeks to a few months. But BOYHOOD (which came out in 2014) was shot over a period of 12 years. In 2002, Director Richard Linklater got the idea of dong a movie that tells the fictional story of a boy and his family as they grow and change over a dozen years. The whole cast had to agree to film for several weeks every year as the main character, played by Ellar Coltrane, went from six years old to eighteen. The result is unique in film history. It captures many of the kinds of moments in life that everyone experiences—realistic slices of a boy’s life growing up. It’s one of my all time favorite movies.
By Terry Hunter| September 16, 2020 at 12:54 PM HST - Updated September 16 at 12:54 PM