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Down and Dirty Pictures : Miramax, Sundance, and the Rise of Independent Film

Down and Dirty Pictures : Miramax, Sundance, and the Rise of Independent Film

Author: Peter Biskind
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, [2004] ©2004
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Down and Dirty Pictures chronicles the rise of independent filmmakers and of the twin engines--Sundance and Miramax--that have powered them. As he did in his acclaimed Easy Riders, Raging Bulls Peter Biskind profiles the people who took the independent movement from obscurity to the Oscars, most notably Sundance founder Robert Redford.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Biskind, Peter.
Down and dirty pictures.
New York : Simon & Schuster, ©2004
Named Person: Harvey Weinstein; Harvey Weinstein
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Biskind
ISBN: 068486259X 9780684862590 9780684862583 0684862581 9780747565703 0747565708
OCLC Number: 53361537
Description: x, 544 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction: The story till now --
Made in USA, 1989 --
The anger artists, 1989 --
Risky Business, 1990-1992 --
The buying game, 1992-1993 --
He's gotta have it, 1993-1994 --
The house that Quentin built, 1994-1995 --
Pumping up the volume, 1995-1996 --
Swimming with sharks, 1996-1997 --
Ace and Gary, 1997 --
Crossover dreams, 1997-1998 --
The bad lieutenant, 1998-1999 --
The king of New York, 1999-2000 --
All that jazz is gone, 2000-2001 --
Gods and monsters, 2001-2002 --
Postscript: The sweet hereafter.
Responsibility: Peter Biskind.
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A critical analysis of the rise of independent filmmakers examines Robert Redford's Sundance Film Festival, the success of Miramax, and the careers of independent filmmakers whose work has  Read more...


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Thoughtful, gossipy, and altogether mesmerizing...A shamelessly good read. The New York Times

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