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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...

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...

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...

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...