I Know What I Want For Christmas

My wife and I just the other day were having the What Do You Want For Christmas casual chit-chat. She said she was going to buy me a computer. I currently have a laptop on its last legs – it is literally falling to pieces and could go at any time. I have an old, slow-as-hell net-book. Between the two devices I am struggling to get a lot done – though the laptop is at least working for now. So I’ve been looking at the various computers, laptops, net-books, Chrome books, I-don’t-know-what books.

It was not too long after this very conversation with my wife that I saw on Twitter or some place Boyhood: Twelve Years on Film was now available to buy. An actual book. Now there’s an idea. And about a film-maker and movie I love. A movie I intend to watch and experience again very soon. Perfect. As I turned to inform my wife of this new arrival, I’m sure I could hear angels singing a Christmas carol.

So it apparently has more than two hundred photographs from the shooting of the movie – which covers twelve years don’t forget. Already I am salivating as if I can smell my turkey dinner is almost ready. With excerpts from the cast and the director too, this has Christmas present written all over it. I don’t need a computer. Besides, writing paper and pens are far cheaper. And with the money I save there I can pay the current website cut price of $33.50 (from $50.00), which equates to about £20.00. Oh, and shipping costs. Ah, that’s nothing. In actual currency. It’s a hell of a lot more valuable as a now must-own book.

Merry Christmas to me.


Boyhood
Twelve Years on Film

Photographs are by Matt Lankes

Text by Richard Linklater, Ethan Hawke, Patricia Arquette, Ellar Coltrane, Lorelei Linklater, Cathleen Sutherland, and Matt Lankes


University of Texas Press


See more at: http://utpress.utexas.edu/index.php/books/lanboy

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