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The Second Wave: The Conflicts of Citizen Ruth, Hard Eight and Bottle Rocket

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

...18 Philip Baker Hall as Sydney in Hard Eight.By 1996, the new Hollywood mavericks were beginning to find their feet. David Fincher, Quentin Tarantino and Bryan Singer were all basking in the glory of their second films, with David O....

Pulp Fact: The Rise of Miramax as Hollywood Embraces Tarantino-mania

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

...7 Golden boy: Quentin Tarantino.Let’s get into character.‘Tarantinnitus’, as one wag named it, was a syndrome that spread like a virus in 1994. A persistent ringing in the ears, a low barely audible drone, for anyone paying attention...

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...

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...

Adult Entertainment: Hollywood Grows Up with Boogie Nights

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

...25 Burt Reynolds and William H. Macy take stock in Boogie Nights.It’s the best work I’ve done … This is the film I want them to remember me by.After the trials of Hard Eight, and the enforced title change, Paul Thomas Anderson was not about...

Talk Is Cheap: Sundance After sex, lies, and videotape

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

...3 Martin Donovan as Jude in Surviving Desire. Causing both budding filmmakers and Hollywood suits to recalculate the potential price and profits of a low-budget film, sex, lies, and videotape did not just make a commercial impact...

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

Book chapter

...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...

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...

Epilogue: Bursting the Bubble

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

...So, where does this leave us? It’s not like this story ends with a huge bang. Neither are these Sundance Kids ready to hold Hollywood hostage. After all, F-64 failed before it began, Pizza Knights is just a club for fan boys and girls and,...