This week at The Dissolve, we’re discussing Richard Linklater’s beloved cult quote-machine Dazed And Confused, which follows a day in the life at a Texas high school, watching the incoming freshmen getting hazed, the newly fledged seniors coming into their own, and Matthew McConaughey contemplating the philosophy of it all and deciding it’s all right, all right, all right. We kick off with our Movie Of The Week Keynote, on how 10 screenshots sum up the film’s cross-clique look at a school day and a party night.
“Recognize that the very molecules that make up your body, the atoms that construct the molecules, are traceable to the crucibles that were once the centers of high mass stars that exploded their chemically rich guts into the galaxy, enriching pristine gas clouds with the chemistry of life. So that we are all connected to each other biologically, to the earth chemically and to the rest of the universe atomically. That’s kinda cool! That makes me smile and I actually feel quite large at the end of that. It’s not that we are better than the universe, we are part of the universe. We are in the universe and the universe is in us.”