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The Real Reason 'Dazed & Confused' Isn't Mentioned In 'Boyhood'

07/11/2014 04:14 pm ET | Updated Jul 12, 2014

There is perhaps one huge cultural milestone missing from Richard Linklater's "Boyhood": the universally appreciated teen experience of watching "Dazed & Confused." It's practically a rite of passage to watch Linklater's 1993 classic, but in an interview with HuffPost Live, Linklater and Ellar Coltrane, the star of "Boyhood," said the main character would never have watched the film. "I have a theory about the Linklater multiverse, so it's the same universe in which 'Dazed & Confused' happens, so I don't think that movie exists in the 'Boyhood' universe," Coltrane said.

"Boyhood" is out in limited release now. Watch the full interview with Linklater by heading here.

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