The Sundance kids : how the mavericks took back Hollywood.

By: Mottram, James.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London : Faber, 2006Description: xxix, 480 p. : ill., ports. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780571222674.Subject(s): Film, Television and Radio | Motion pictures-Production and direction-United States | Motion picture producers and directors-United StatesDDC classification: 791.43023MOT
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A formidable new generation of American filmmakers are currently in their prime: Paul Thomas Anderson, Alexander Payne, Sofia Coppola, David Fincher, Spike Jonze, Wes Anderson, to name but six. Call them 'The Sundance Kids'.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • List of Illustrations (p. ix)
  • Acknowledgments (p. xii)
  • Introduction: Pizza Knights, F-64 and The Mild Bunch (p. xiii)
  • Section I The Sundance Years
  • 1 'It's All Downhill from Here': How Steven Soderbergh Paves the Way for the Next Generation (p. 3)
  • 2 Talk Is Cheap: Sundance After sex, lies, and videotape (p. 15)
  • 3 Reservoir Dogs and the Class of '92 (p. 27)
  • 4 The Changing Face of Sundance: Public Access and Spanking the Monkey (p. 37)
  • 5 'Trespassing on Hallowed Ground': Kafka and King of the Hill (p. 51)
  • Section II Indiewood
  • 6 Pulp Fact: The Rise of Miramax as Hollywood Embraces Tarantino-mania (p. 67)
  • 7 Austin Power: How Robert Rodriguez and Richard Linklater Bucked the System (p. 85)
  • 8 Genre I: Crime Does Pay - The Underneath, The Usual Suspects and Se7en (p. 105)
  • 9 The Second Wave: The Conflicts of Citizen Ruth, Hard Eight and Bottle Rocket (p. 125)
  • 10 Spreading Propaganda: The Rise of David Fincher and Spike Jonze (p. 149)
  • 11 Beyond the Fringe: Schizopolis and Gray's Anatomy (p. 169)
  • 12 Adult Entertainment: Hollywood Grows Up with Boogie Nights (p. 185)
  • 13 Genre II: School Days - Election, Rushmore and Apt Pupil (p. 203)
  • 14 Adaptation: Tarantino and Soderbergh Meet Elmore Leonard (p. 225)
  • 15 The Sundance Sisters: Sofia Coppola and Kimberly Peirce (p. 243)
  • 16 Annus Mirabilis: How 1999 Became the Year of the Sundance Kids (p. 255)
  • Section III The Insiders
  • 17 King of the Hills: Soderbergh Comes Back from the Brink (p. 285)
  • 18 The X-Man: Bryan Singer Takes on the Blockbuster (p. 305)
  • 19 Being Charlie Kaufman: How One Man Tried to Debunk the Three-Act Structure (p. 317)
  • 20 Family Ties: The Royal Tenenbaums, About Schmidt and Punch-Drunk Love (p. 339)
  • 21 The Failure of F-64: Soderbergh and Fincher Face the Firing Line (p. 359)
  • 22 Top of the Bill: Sofia Coppola and Wes Anderson Find Their Muse (p. 379)
  • 23 Middle-Age Malaise: Kill Bill and Ocean's Twelve (p. 397)
  • 24 Lit Up by the Searchlight: I [Characters not reproducible] Huckabees and Sideways (p. 413)
  • Epilogue: Bursting the Bubble (p. 435)
  • Notes (p. 447)
  • General Index (p. 453)
  • Index of Films (p. 471)