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Richard Linklater

Filmmaker Richard Linklater originally presented this tribute at the 2000 South by Southwest in Austin, TX, as an introduction to a special screening of Two-Lane Blacktop, part of a retrospective of Hellman's work that Linklater helped coordinate. It also appeared in the Criterion Collection's 2007 DVD release of Two-Lane Blacktop.

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Ten (sixteen, actually) Reasons I LoveTwo-Lane Blacktop

01   Because it’s the purest American road movie ever.  02   Because it’s like a drive-in movie directed by a French new wave director.  03   Because the only thing that can get between a boy and his car ob…

By Richard Linklater