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Reservoir Dogs and the Class of ’92

James Mottram

James Mottram is a film journalist and critic who has written The Making of Memento and The Sundance Kids: How The Mavericks Took Back Hollywood. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Sundance Kids : How the Mavericks Took Over Hollywood

Faber & Faber, 2010

Book chapter

...4 ‘Let’s go to work’: Steve Buscemi and Harvey Keitel in Reservoir  Dogs.There’s always a class of Sundance people, who come out every year. I’m still very close to the filmmakers I was with back then. Quentin has this theory that he...

‘It’s All Downhill from Here’: How Steven Soderbergh Paves the Way for the Next Generation

James Mottram

James Mottram is a film journalist and critic who has written The Making of Memento and The Sundance Kids: How The Mavericks Took Back Hollywood. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Sundance Kids : How the Mavericks Took Over Hollywood

Faber & Faber, 2010

Book chapter

...2 Andie MacDowell as Ann in sex, lies, and videotape. 1 Ext. Highway – Day GRAHAM DALTON, twenty-nine, drives his ’69 Cutlass while smoking a cigarette. One could describe his appearance as punk/arty, but neither would do him justice. He...

‘Trespassing on Hallowed Ground’: Kafka and King of the Hill

James Mottram

James Mottram is a film journalist and critic who has written The Making of Memento and The Sundance Kids: How The Mavericks Took Back Hollywood. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Sundance Kids : How the Mavericks Took Over Hollywood

Faber & Faber, 2010

Book chapter

...6 Jesse Bradford as Aaron in King of the Hill.I write by myself, for myself.‘It was like being manager of The Doors in 1967,’Terry Minsky, Rolling Stone, ‘Hot Phenom’, 18 May 1989. noted Pat Dollard, Soderbergh’s agent, in the aftermath...

Genre II: School Days – Election, Rushmore and Apt Pupil

James Mottram

James Mottram is a film journalist and critic who has written The Making of Memento and The Sundance Kids: How The Mavericks Took Back Hollywood. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Sundance Kids : How the Mavericks Took Over Hollywood

Faber & Faber, 2010

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...29 Jason Schwartzman as Max Fischer in Rushmore.Alexander Payne once met Robert Evans, the legendary producer of The Godfather and Chinatown (1974). Payne recalls the meeting: ‘I asked him what he thought of movies these days. He said...

Genre I: Crime Does Pay – The Underneath, The Usual Suspects and Se7en

James Mottram

James Mottram is a film journalist and critic who has written The Making of Memento and The Sundance Kids: How The Mavericks Took Back Hollywood. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Sundance Kids : How the Mavericks Took Over Hollywood

Faber & Faber, 2010

Book chapter

...16 The Usual Suspects: ‘Five Criminals. One Line Up. No Coincidence.’In the 1990s, noir’s retro edge has paradoxically given it postmodern chic. ‘Noir’ is not only the name of a cycle of historical crime movies, it is also a come...

Annus Mirabilis: How 1999 Became the Year of the Sundance Kids

James Mottram

James Mottram is a film journalist and critic who has written The Making of Memento and The Sundance Kids: How The Mavericks Took Back Hollywood. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Sundance Kids : How the Mavericks Took Over Hollywood

Faber & Faber, 2010

Book chapter

...36 David O. Russell gets ready to shoot.You could, if you like, call it a matter of chance. But as the narrator says in P. T. Anderson’s Magnolia: ‘This is not just “something that happened”.’ Like an alignment of the planets, timed...

The Failure of F-64: Soderbergh and Fincher Face the Firing Line

James Mottram

James Mottram is a film journalist and critic who has written The Making of Memento and The Sundance Kids: How The Mavericks Took Back Hollywood. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Sundance Kids : How the Mavericks Took Over Hollywood

Faber & Faber, 2010

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...50 Blair Underwood and Julia Roberts go Full Frontal.After the success of Erin Brockovich, Traffic and Ocean’s Eleven, you could be forgiven for imagining that Steven Soderbergh would simply light a fat cigar with a $100 bill, watch his...

Family Ties: The Royal Tenenbaums, About Schmidt and Punch-Drunk Love

James Mottram

James Mottram is a film journalist and critic who has written The Making of Memento and The Sundance Kids: How The Mavericks Took Back Hollywood. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Sundance Kids : How the Mavericks Took Over Hollywood

Faber & Faber, 2010

Book chapter

...47 Emily Watson and Adam Sandler share a kiss in Punch-Drunk Love.Early December 2001 saw the U.S. release of Wes Anderson’s majestic third film, The Royal Tenenbaums. The following May, at the Cannes Film Festival, both Alexander Payne...

The Changing Face of Sundance: Public Access and Spanking the Monkey

James Mottram

James Mottram is a film journalist and critic who has written The Making of Memento and The Sundance Kids: How The Mavericks Took Back Hollywood. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Sundance Kids : How the Mavericks Took Over Hollywood

Faber & Faber, 2010

Book chapter

...5 Jeremy Davies helps Alberta Watson in Spanking the Monkey.After the Class of ’92, Sundance was ready for a new group of disciples. The festivals of 1993 and 1994 were the last two to date that produced a genuine class of filmmakers....

Being Charlie Kaufman: How One Man Tried to Debunk the Three-Act Structure

James Mottram

James Mottram is a film journalist and critic who has written The Making of Memento and The Sundance Kids: How The Mavericks Took Back Hollywood. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Sundance Kids : How the Mavericks Took Over Hollywood

Faber & Faber, 2010

Book chapter

...45 Nicolas Cage as both Charlie and Donald Kaufman in Adaptation.I’ve written myself into my screenplay … it’s self-indulgent, it’s narcissistic, solipsistic, it’s pathetic. I’m pathetic. I’m fat and pathetic.Raymond Chandler once said...