Relive 12 Years of Your Life by Listening to All the Songs from Richard Linklater's 'Boyhood'

Relive 12 Years of Your Life by Listening to All the Songs from Richard Linklater's 'Boyhood'

Jun 27, 2014

 

When it comes to choosing a nostalgic soundtrack that makes clever use of popular music as a storytelling device, Richard Linklater is one of the pros. The release of his 12-years-in-the-making film Boyhood is just weeks away. Now that a soundtrack list has been released, it’s clear that Linklater perfectly captured the spirit of a decade in one boy’s life from ages six to 18.

Songs from Coldplay, Britney Spears and Cat Power populate the soundtrack. The selection contributed to Boyhood’s $200,000-a-year production cost, for a total of $2.4 million. We think it was money well spent. Our friends at The Film Stage created a Spotify playlist for your listening pleasure. A few songs were excluded due to accessibility (plus several tracks that star Ethan Hawke created for the movie), but this is a nice snapshot of the movie’s vibe.

The ambitious project, which took home the Silver Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival, opens in theaters on July 11. 

 

 

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