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...City Street – New York City – Day A rich, smart woman walks by. [Mel voice-over My mother could be rich. She could be rich and smart. Or she could be rich and stupid. A rich, stupid woman walks by. On the other hand, she could be poor...
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...POV from bus: Ext. Trees wave in breeze in slow motion. CUT TO: Greyhound Bus - Day Ray Aibelli, eighteen, sits staring out the lower corner of a window as the bus drives through upstate New York. The camera tracks with the window a moment...

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

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...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

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...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

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...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

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...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

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...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

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...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...

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

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...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...

Adaptation: Tarantino and Soderbergh Meet Elmore Leonard

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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...33 Pam Grier in Jackie Brown.As we have already seen, crime is the drug for many of the directors in this book; so it made sense for them to find a dealer. Just as Raymond Chandler, Dashiell Hammett and James M. Cain provided the pulp...