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Richard Linklater's "Boyhood," shot over 12 years, has already been hailed as a landmark without parallel in movie history.It took a rare feat of commitment from Linklater and his actors, including star Ellar Coltrane, who was cast as a 6-year-old and wrapped as a 19-year-old.But Linklater shrugs. To him, the movie – patiently made by living its own subject, time – isn't anything audacious. Though it was a pact Coltrane (and his parents) made when he was barely conscious, he never waived.Instead, "Boyhood" was made in just 39 shooting days, albeit ones spread out annually over a dozen years. Linklater edited as he went, rewriting to tweak the largely preplanned story to include changes in Coltrane and the wider world.That, in some ways, is the revelation of "Boyhood" – that while we all evolve and mature through time, we are essentially who we are, both child and parent. Our lives aren't defined by the big dramatic moments usually highlighted in movies, but flow more naturally.
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