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Richard Linklater on the making of his indie epic, 'Boyhood'

by Michelle Lanz and Alex Cohen | Take Two

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Ellar Coltrane stars as Mason in Richard Linklater's "Boyhood." IFC Films

Director Richard Linklater is known for his iconic films like "Dazed & Confused," "Slacker" and the "Before Sunrise" trilogy. But his latest film, "Boyhood," takes the classic coming-of-age tale to a whole new level. 

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Starring Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette as a divorced couple raising their two kids, "Boyhood" took 12 years to make using the same cast, including newcomer Ellar Coltrane as Mason and his own daughter, Lorelei, as Samantha:

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Take Two host Alex Cohen recently caught up with Linklater while he was in town, for a chat about making the film.
 

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