Blog on the Run: Reloaded

Thursday, December 9, 2004 8:32 pm

Yo, Richard Linklater: We’re suing you, man.

Filed under: Fun — Lex @ 8:32 pm

The three main characters in the 1993 movie “Dazed and Confused,” which depicts activities on the last day of school in 1976 at a high school in a small town in Texas, were real people … and they’re now suing movie director Linklater, a former classmate, claiming that the movie makes them look bad.

I was a rising junior in high school in the spring of 1976, so I am extremely well qualified to judge the movie’s verisimilitude. And although I can’t go into much detail, on the advice of counsel, I will say two things. First: “bad” is a subjective judgment, man. Second: well, I went to high school with these people. All of them. Even though they were in Texas and I was in North Carolina. I knew those people, man.

Here’s one of my favorite parts of the article:

To fully comprehend the subtle legal issues of the case of Wooderson et al. v. Universal Studios Inc. et al., it helps to have seen “Dazed and Confused” six or eight times.

Yes, it does. In fact, if you haven’t seen it, you should see it six or eight times even if you don’t care about the subtle legal issues.

Fun historical footnote: My cousin Russ Busby produced the soundtrack.

(Via Legal Fiction.)


1 Comment

  1. […] } Here’s a big, loud shoutout to my cousin Russ Busby, whose prior career in the music business and struggle to recover from devastating traffic injuries I have written about before. After […]

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