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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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... What’s more, she had the connections to gather in an esteemed supporting cast. Danny DeVito turned up as a bald, moustachioed therapist, Scott Glenn as a priest and, playing wildly against type, James Woods as the Lisbon sisters’ ineffectual...

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

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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

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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

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... of markers – Bells is set up as the killer; his friend James (Josh Brolin) is made to seem like the real murderer – Soderbergh manages a nice line in creepy dialogue, most of which comes from the mouth of Nick Nolte’s cop investigating...

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

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... Targets (1968), Bogdanovich’s triple-shot of success – The Last Picture Show, What’s Up, Doc? (1972) and Paper Moon (1973) – wildly inflated critical expectations. Beginning with his Henry James adaptation Daisy Miller (1974), he was never able...

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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... A former Disney executive who joined the company as president in 1993, he became chairman in 1996. In his time he steered James Cameron’s potential disaster Titanic to a safe port, with Fox taking the lion’s share of the $1.8 billion gross...

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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...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,...

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

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...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...

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

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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...

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

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... already lampooned his own ‘split-personality’ device. This is done via Donald’s script, which revolves around the notion that a killer, a victim and a cop are all the same person – a concept not so far removed from James Mangold’s 2003...