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Light Sleeper (2002)

Directed by

Paul Schrader

Written by

Paul Schrader

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...A NIGHT IN THE LIFE Credit sequence: New York by night. John LeTour nestles in back of a blue car-service sedan, face reflected in the window. Neon mixes with steam, street people with tourists, young dates: each with a different agenda...

Trees Lounge

Jason Wood

Jason Wood is a writer, film programmer and filmmaker. He is Artistic Director of Film at HOME, Visiting Professor at MMU and Visiting Professor at University of Salford, UK, and the author of a number of books including The Faber Book of Mexican Cinema (2006), Nick Broomfield: Documenting Icons (2005), 100 Road Movies (BFI 2007) and Talking Movies: Contemporary World Directors in Interview (2006). He contributes to a range of publications including Sight & Sound, The Guardian, Vertigo and Little White Lies. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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100 American Independent Films : BFI Screen Guides

British Film Institute, 2009

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...Buscemi’s nervous, haunted presence graced seemingly every self-respecting 90s’ US independent picture, making his ‘king of the indies’ title (Kemp, 2001) seem entirely appropriate. His understanding of and association with the indie milieu...

Two-Lane Blacktop

Jason Wood

Jason Wood is a writer, film programmer and filmmaker. He is Artistic Director of Film at HOME, Visiting Professor at MMU and Visiting Professor at University of Salford, UK, and the author of a number of books including The Faber Book of Mexican Cinema (2006), Nick Broomfield: Documenting Icons (2005), 100 Road Movies (BFI 2007) and Talking Movies: Contemporary World Directors in Interview (2006). He contributes to a range of publications including Sight & Sound, The Guardian, Vertigo and Little White Lies. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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100 American Independent Films : BFI Screen Guides

British Film Institute, 2009

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...Like Paul Bartel, Hellman is a product of the Roger Corman stable. Early Hellman pictures configure to the low-budget genre knock-offs with which Corman made his name. Hellman’s starkly original Westerns Ride in the Whirlwind...

Brick

Jason Wood

Jason Wood is a writer, film programmer and filmmaker. He is Artistic Director of Film at HOME, Visiting Professor at MMU and Visiting Professor at University of Salford, UK, and the author of a number of books including The Faber Book of Mexican Cinema (2006), Nick Broomfield: Documenting Icons (2005), 100 Road Movies (BFI 2007) and Talking Movies: Contemporary World Directors in Interview (2006). He contributes to a range of publications including Sight & Sound, The Guardian, Vertigo and Little White Lies. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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100 American Independent Films : BFI Screen Guides

British Film Institute, 2009

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...The dynamic debut feature of writer/director Rian Johnson, Brick won the Sundance Film Festival’s Special Jury Prize for Originality of Vision. Taking its cues and its verbal style from the novels of Dashiell Hammett, James Cain and Raymond...

Transitional found footage practices: Video in and out of the cinematic fragments

Jihoon Kim

Jihoon Kim is Assistant Professor in the Department of Film Studies at Chung-ang University, South Korea, after teaching in the Division of Broadcast and Cinema Studies at Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. His essays have appeared in Screen, Film Quarterly, Animation: An Interdisciplinary Journal, Millennium Film Journal, Leonardo Electronic Almanac, and the anthologies Global Art Cinema: New Histories and Theories (2010), and Taking Place: Location and the Moving Image (2011), among others. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Between Film, Video, and the Digital : Hybrid Moving Images in the Post-Media Age

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Introduction: Defining transitional found footage practices In a roundtable discussion on obsolescence and American avant-garde cinema, critic Paul Arthur proclaimed: “The much-vaunted war between digital or video, and film...

Occupation: Former Actor

Lee Server

Lee Server is an American writer. He is a graduate of New York University Film School. Server has written several books about Hollywood cinema and pulp fiction. His book on Ava Gardner, Love is Nothing (2006) was described as an “excellent biography” by Peter Bogdanovich. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Robert Mitchum : “Baby, I Don’t Care”

Faber and Faber, 2001

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...Mitchum cursed softly and released the burning stub.Robin Ford was sitting motionless, staring fixedly at the opposite wall, as if thinking he might go unnoticed. His only movement was to take the joint from his mouth and flick it under...

Drugstore Cowboy

Jason Wood

Jason Wood is a writer, film programmer and filmmaker. He is Artistic Director of Film at HOME, Visiting Professor at MMU and Visiting Professor at University of Salford, UK, and the author of a number of books including The Faber Book of Mexican Cinema (2006), Nick Broomfield: Documenting Icons (2005), 100 Road Movies (BFI 2007) and Talking Movies: Contemporary World Directors in Interview (2006). He contributes to a range of publications including Sight & Sound, The Guardian, Vertigo and Little White Lies. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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100 American Independent Films : BFI Screen Guides

British Film Institute, 2009

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...Having won the LA Film Critics’ award for best independent feature and attracted intense festival attention, Mala Noche (1985) enabled Van Sant to upgrade from a $25,000 budget to a $6 million one for this subsequent Hollywood indie. Though...

Leaving Las Vegas (1991)

Directed by

Mike Figgis

Written by

Mike Figgis

Screenplay

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...Smart Bar in Beverly Hills – Night It is the kind of bar where the well-to-do folks of LA go to pick up – or be picked up. Lesser-known actors, agents and executives of all ages. Into this bar comes Ben. Ben is in his thirties. He...

Vanishing Point

Jason Wood

Jason Wood is a writer, film programmer and filmmaker. He is Artistic Director of Film at HOME, Visiting Professor at MMU and Visiting Professor at University of Salford, UK, and the author of a number of books including The Faber Book of Mexican Cinema (2006), Nick Broomfield: Documenting Icons (2005), 100 Road Movies (BFI 2007) and Talking Movies: Contemporary World Directors in Interview (2006). He contributes to a range of publications including Sight & Sound, The Guardian, Vertigo and Little White Lies. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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100 Road Movies : BFI Screen Guides

British Film Institute, 2007

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...A vintage road movie that is considered to be one of the masterpieces of the genre, Vanishing Point is a symbolically charged work that bridges the gap between Two-Lane Blacktop (1971) and Badlands (1973), two other venerated American films...

Withnail & I

Ernest Mathijs

Ernest Mathijs is Associate Professor of Film Studies at the University of British Columbia, Canada. He is the author of The Cinema of David Cronenberg (2008), co-author of Cult Cinema (2011) and co-editor of The Cult Film Reader (2008). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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100 Cult Films : BFI Screen Guides

British Film Institute, 2011

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...DIRECTOR Bruce RobinsonPRODUCER George Harrison, Denis O’Brien, Paul HellerWRITER Bruce RobinsonCINEMATOGRAPHY Peter HannanPRODUCTION DESIGN Michael PickwoadEDITING Alan StrachanPRINCIPAL CAST Richard E. Grant, Paul McGann, Richard...