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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...

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...
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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...

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...

Middle-Age Malaise: Kill Bill and Ocean’s Twelve

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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...53 Uma Thurman takes on the Crazy 88 gang in Kill Bill Vol. I.Revenge is never a straight line. It’s a forest. And like a forest, it’s easy to lose your way.After a six-year absence, you would expect Quentin Tarantino to return with a bang....

Beyond the Fringe: Schizopolis and Gray’s Anatomy

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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...24 Steven Soderbergh mugs to the camera in Schizopolis.No fish were harmed during the making of this film.Some might point to 2000–2001 as Soderbergh’s Second Coming, with three $100 million hit movies and a Best Director Oscar for Traffic....

Top of the Bill: Sofia Coppola and Wes Anderson Find Their Muse

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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...51 Bill Murray and Scarlett Johansson in Lost in Translation.Just as the Sundance Kids keep the same crew members, so time and again they return to their favourite actors. By Punch-Drunk Love, Paul Thomas Anderson had worked with Philip...

The Sundance Sisters: Sofia Coppola and Kimberly Peirce

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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...34 Sofia Coppola’s The Virgin Suicides.Until now, the Sundance Kids have been an exclusively male posse; if not commendable, this is at least understandable, given that female writer-directors are a scarce hybrid in Hollywood. This changed...