by Melissa Maerz

The definitive oral history of the cult classic Dazed and Confused, featuring behind-the-scenes stories from the cast, crew, and Oscar-nominated director Richard Linklater.

Dazed and Confused not only heralded the arrival of filmmaker Richard Linklater, it introduced a cast of unknowns who would become the next generation of movie stars. Embraced as a cultural touchstone, the 1993 film would also make Matthew McConaughey’s famous phrase—alright, alright, alright—ubiquitous. But it started with a simple idea: Linklater thought people might like to watch a movie about high school kids just hanging out and listening to music on the last day of school in 1976.    

Interview with the Author

Books on Pod with Trey Elling
#89 – Melissa Maerz on ALRIGHT, ALRIGHT, ALRIGHT
12/3/20        36 min

People Still Read Books
Melissa Maerz, “Alright, Alright, Alright: The Oral History of Richard Linklater’s Dazed and Confused
11/16/20         34 min

The Big Picture
‘Dazed and Confused:’ Making a Modern Movie Classic, With Richard Linklater
11/5/20        96 min

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