Moviedrome Mondays: Dazed and Confused (1993) and The Sexual Life of the Belgians (1994) (Mark Cousins intro)

This week’s Moviedrome Monday blog entry is a double bill consisting of two coming-of-age films set during two different decades.

Dazed and Confused (1993)

I have posted a youtube video link below to Moviedrome presenter Mark Cousins introduction to director/writer Richard Linklater’s 1993 cult comedy Dazed and Confused. Readers can also read Cousins intro transcript here. The episode’s original airdate was July 20, 1997 (read here). Though Linklater has surpassed himself many times since, I do still love Dazed and Confused and it’s status (implied or otherwise) as one of the many greatest teen movies of all-time is still richly deserved. If any of you readers are interested, here is a list of my favorite Richard Linklater films (read here).

Here is a youtube video link to Mark Cousins Moviedrome intro to Dazed and Confused

Here is another youtube video link to Mark Cousins Moviedrome intro to Dazed and Confused

Here is a youtube video link to the film’s original theatrical trailer

The Sexual Life of the Belgians (1994)

I have posted a youtube video link below to Moviedrome presenter Mark Cousins introduction to noted Belgian anarchist Jan Bucquoy’s 1994 film The Sexual Life of the Belgians. Readers can also read Cousins intro transcript here. The episode’s original airdate was July 20, 1997 (read here). Sad to say, I never seen this film, but it does look interesting based on Cousins assessment of the film.

Here is a youtube video link to Mark Cousins Moviedrome intro to The Sexual Life of the Belgians

I could not find a youtube video link to the film’s original theatrical trailer though

6 thoughts on “Moviedrome Mondays: Dazed and Confused (1993) and The Sexual Life of the Belgians (1994) (Mark Cousins intro)

  1. I forget how great and prolific Linklater is. I think Bernie is a near masterpiece. Dazed and Confused is a fantastic film. It captures the spirit of youth giving way to adulthood so brilliantly…it’s the proverbial catching lightening in a bottle.

  2. Ah, the good old days. Dazed and Confused.
    Looked up the Sexual lives of Belgians, which I hadn’t heard of. It sounds right up my alley, though, as Wiki said: …infused with a quirky comic style which flitters between self-mockery and farce.
    Nothing better than self-mockery. People today would benefit from laughing at themselves more instead of taking offense to absolutely everything.

  3. I love Dazed and Confused, but as with yourself, I have not seen The Sexual Lives of Belgians, but I do agree with your thoughts on self-mockery 🙂 Anyway, thanks for dropping by 🙂

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