Any list of top indie filmmakers would include Richard Linklater. But maybe because he has
proven such a stylistic chameleon, shifting from the scruffy, seeming verité of
his iconic "Slacker" (1991) the glitz
and gloss of mainstream studio films
like "School of Rock" (2003)
and "Bad News Bears" (2005)
he doesn't have the more recognizable profile of such more recognized auteurs
as Quentin Tarantino, Stephen Soderbergh, etc.