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Gus Van Sant : an unauthorized biography

Author: James Robert Parish
Publisher: New York : Thunder Mouth Press, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Gus Van Sant is a revealing study of a modern-day Renaissance man who has enjoyed highly successful gallery exhibitions of his paintings, who composes songs, performs, and records. He turns out sophisticated still photography, has written a satirical and controversial novel (Pink), and has directed music videos featuring Elton John, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Hanson." "Gus Van Sant follows the director from  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Gus Van Sant; Gus Van Sant
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Robert Parish
ISBN: 1560253371 9781560253372 1560253444 9781560253440
OCLC Number: 47716503
Description: xv, 333 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Bright Beginnings --
My Own Private Portland --
The Graduate --
Hollywood Bound --
The Player --
Home Again --
The Great Northwest --
Making Mala Noche --
Doing the Rounds --
Selected Short Subjects --
Roping Drugstore Cowboy --
Filmmaking--Gus van Sant Style --
The Hats Pay off --
Portland Life --
The Road to Idaho --
Enter River Phoenix --
Portland and Idaho --
The Vision Comes Alive --
The New Celebrity --
New Age Cowgirls --
Rain and River --
A Project to Die for --
Back in Business --
A Murderously Funny Movie --
In the Pink --
Finding Good Will --
The Road to Oscar --
Wanted: Norman Bates --
Psycho Redux --
On the Filmmaking Merry-Go-Round --
Fashioning Forrester --
The Road to New York and Beyond.
Responsibility: by James Robert Parish.

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"Gus Van Sant is a revealing study of a modern-day Renaissance man who has enjoyed highly successful gallery exhibitions of his paintings, who composes songs, performs, and records. He turns out sophisticated still photography, has written a satirical and controversial novel (Pink), and has directed music videos featuring Elton John, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Hanson." "Gus Van Sant follows the director from adolescent self-discovery in Portland, Oregon, to postgraduate pilgrimage to Italy, and the newcomer's odyssey to Hollywood, detailing the formative influences on the future filmmaker, ranging from his establishment-bred father to William Burroughs Jr., who became mentor, friend, and on-camera performer for the fledgling director." "Based on interviews with family, friends, and colleagues, Gus Van Sant explores his successes and his artistic misfires, above all, revealing how a most unusual talent and independent film icon has succeeded on his own terms, and how he survives today in the high stakes world of contemporary filmmaking."--Jacket.

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