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Rebels on the backlot : six maverick directors and how they conquered the Hollywood studio system

Author: Sharon Waxman
Publisher: New York : HarperEntertainment, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Chronicles the rise of six influential directors, including Quentin Tarantino, David Fincher, and Spike Jonze, in a portrait of contemporary Hollywood that focuses on the development, shooting, and release of each director's major film.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sharon Waxman
ISBN: 0060540176 9780060540173
OCLC Number: 56617315
Description: xxi, 386 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Quentin Tarantino discovers Hollywood: Steven Soderbergh gets noticed, 1990-1992 --
Spanking and flirting; chewing on Pulp Fiction, 1992-1995 --
Hard times on Hard Eight; Flirting with the Indies; Schizopolis, The Experiment, 1994-1995 --
New Line hits a bump in the road; Paul Thomas Anderson starts to Boogie; Steven Soderbergh hits Traffic, 1996 --
David Fincher takes on Fight Club, 1996 --
The essence of Malkovich; Making Boogie Nights, 1996 --
Pulling punches on Fight Club; Pulling strings for Malkovich; Magnolia blooms, 1997 --
Shooting the real Malkovich; Warner Brothers anoints Three Kings; Getting Traffic out of a jam, 1998 --
Casting Three Kings - George Clooney tries harder; The shoot - war breaks out, 1998 --
1999: a banner year: Fight Club agonies, Fox passes on Traffic --
Releasing John Malkovich; testing Three Kings; Trimming Magnolia, 1999 --
Fight Club fallout; The fruits of violence, 1999 --
Casting Harrison Ford; Movie stars rule; making Traffic the Schizopolis way, 2000.
Responsibility: Sharon Waxman.
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Chronicles the rise of six influential directors, including Quentin Tarantino, David Fincher, and Spike Jonze, in a portrait of contemporary Hollywood that focuses on the development, shooting, and release of each director's major film.

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