DAZED AND CONFUSED (Variant) – CHUCK SPERRY – 03/06/2013 20"x35" (Numbered and Autographed by Artist)
Odd City was proud to announce this print to commemorate a special screening of "Dazed and Confused" for the 20th Anniversary Cast Reunion in collaboration with the Austin Film Society at the Marchesa Theatre on Wednesday, March 6, 2013.
“I was born in 1962 and was fourteen in 1976, I remember that year vividly. I was growing up in Ohio. If I’d grown up in Austin, Texas, I would have been Mitch in Dazed and Confused. In fact, Mitch is my referent within this well balanced ensemble cast in Richard Linklater’s outstanding paean to the era of my youth.
"Like Mitch, I loved pinball, and the Fireball machine specifically, the popular arcade game upon which my Dazed and Confused poster is based. You can see it in the Emporium; Slater plays Fireball in the pinball scene. Pinball reflects the nuts and bolts affections of the analog spirit of ’76. To me, Dazed and Confused presents a pinball storyline structure and afforded me the opportunity to present the cast in equal weight to emphasize the ensemble nature of the film. They appear as bonus lights on the play table. I reproduced Mr. Linklater’s director notes to the actors on the pinball instruction card. The directions inspire the cast towards spontaneity, truthfulness, and in Linklater’s words, “100% accuracy and thoroughness in detail”, as I sincerely hope is also reflected in my poster design.
There’s a groovy, bicentennial pop quality to the mod design elements and use of gold and blue-silver metallic ink, and the use of nine colors to portray this icon to a bygone era immortalized in Mr. Linklater’s far out movie.” – Chuck Sperry
Detailed Pictures by Billy Garrett