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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

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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...

Spreading Propaganda: The Rise of David Fincher and Spike Jonze

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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... an opportunity to make the polar opposite of James Cameron’s gun-heavy Aliens (1986). But the script he and co-writer Larry Ferguson turned in was a disaster and the production was shut down for three months. Sigourney Weaver, back for a third...

Lit Up by the Searchlight: I ♥ Huckabees and Sideways

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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... parish priest who pulled him off the streets’, the Rev. James Flavin of St Edward’s Church in Brockton, Massachusetts. Still involved with his mentor, Wahlberg is as passionate about helping him aid inner city kids – notably in ensuring...

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

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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...

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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... Echoed by the moody skies and windswept Nebraskan plains on his journey (shot by Payne’s regular DP, James Glennon), this is not – as Payne makes it abundantly clear – a story heading towards some form of reconciliation.Warren is a father who...

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...

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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... innocent, Anderson had little interest in heavily disguising his characters’ influences. Melora Walters’s Jessie St Vincent was based on two porn figures: the actress Jessie St James and the producer Julia St Vincent. Marilyn Chambers, an actress...