Boyhood and music

Remember how I said that it’s important for narratives to be self-contained, only mildly influenced by things t around it; especially the music
Boyhood relies on zeitgeist. With musical references depicting the time frame the sequence is set in. The music seamlessly interwoven with the story. It’s not glaring, it feels there is a necessity with its references
In a sense, the references are necessary (since they are the simplest sample of that particular culture) in order for us to believe that this happened in real-time. That these characters exist suspending our disbeliefs it is mere creation. On an emotional level, this film is so powerful. The arc the character take from the beginning til the end. It all feels real. Because the songs are real.
I’m actually referring to several tweets I wrote a while back about Contemporary Music and self-sustained narrative in film

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