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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

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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... 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

Faber & Faber, 2010

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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...

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

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... first experience as a director was with a disaster-prone effort called My Best Friend’s Birthday, penned by an actor friend of his named Craig Hamann. The pair had met at the James Best Acting School and decided that this story – about...

The X-Man: Bryan Singer Takes on the Blockbuster

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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... Grey (Famke Janssen), the svelte leather-clad mutant with the abilities of telepathy and telekinesis. One of Xavier’s chief assistants, in X-Men – together with her lover Scott Summers, aka Cyclops (James Marsden) – she spent her time...

‘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

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... it straight.’ With the suggestion he might write it from the point of view of the captain of the USS Nathan James, ‘but have him be a sort of Buck Turgidson figure’, this could easily be Soderbergh’s Dr. Strangelove. ‘It’s a really black comedy...

Austin Power: How Robert Rodriguez and Richard Linklater Bucked the System

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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... his most profitable franchise, Spy Kids. He had pitched it to Bob Weinstein during the premiere for James Mangold’s Miramax-backed Cop Land at the 1997 Venice Film Festival. ‘At that party … Bob Weinstein was in a particularly good mood,’...