Down and Dirty Pictures

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

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A critical analysis of the rise of independent filmmakers examines the growth of Robert Redford's Sundance Film Festival, the rise to power of the Weinstein brothers and their company Miramax, and the successful careers of Steven Soderbergh, Quentin Tarantino, and other independent filmmakers whose work has transformed Hollywood and the film indust
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Product details

  • Paperback | 560 pages
  • 156.46 x 232.16 x 35.05mm | 607.81g
  • Simon and Schuster
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reprint
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0684862581
  • 9780684862583
  • 323,127

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Entertainment Weekly Dishy, teeming, superbly reported...packed with lively inside anecdotes...[a] juicy and fascinating expos . Patrick Goldstein, Los Angeles Times Sensationally entertaining. Frank Rich, The New York Times In Down and Dirty Pictures, Biskind takes on the movie industry of the 1990s and again gets the story....Peter Biskind captures his era as John Dunne did that of the Zanucks.
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About Peter Biskind

Peter Biskind is the author of five previous books, including Easy Riders, Raging Bulls: How the Sex-Drugs-and-Rock 'n' Roll Generation Saved Hollywood. He is a contributor to Vanity Fair and was formerly the executive editor of Premiere magazine. He lives with his family in Columbia County, New York.
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