Q&A Richard Linklater

Richard Linklater directed School of Rock.

You made indie films Slacker and Dazed and Confused. This is so mainstream.

This movie was calling me in some strange way. I've got a 10-year-old daughter. I thought I could bring something to it, to not make it one of those cheese-bag kids' films.

Are you schooling your daughter in rock 'n' roll?

Yeah. When you're in the car together, that's a good time. I'm always testing her, like, Which Beatle is this? O.K., this is Nirvana, the best band of the '90s. She's sort of a medievalist, music of the Renaissance.

Have you ever been in a band?

I...

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