Spike, Mike, Slackers, & Dykes: A Guided Tour Across a Decade of American Independent Cinema

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Miamax, Feb 7, 1997 - Performing Arts - 384 pages
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In this book, John Pierson--who is responsible for getting films such as Michael Moore's Roger & Me and Spike Lee's She's Gotta Have It produced--provides an account of what goes on behind the scenes in independent filmmaking. "Mr. Pierson covers his territory with urgency and conviction."--New York Times Book Review.

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Spike, Mike, slackers & dykes: a guided tour across a decade of American independent cinema

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Pierson's name may not be a household one, but the filmmakers he's been associated with--Spike Lee, Michael Moore, Jim Jarmusch--are well known to fans of independent films. Pierson has been friend ... Read full review

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If you're at all interested in independent cinema in the late 80s and early 90s, this is a pretty good starter book on the subject. Not very indepth or expansive, but a good toe in the water. Read full review



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About the author (1997)

Pierson has been in volved in the independent film scene for 25 years. He operates Grainy Pictures, Inc.

A writer, comedian, film producer, and director, Kevin Smith produced the Oscar-winning Good Will Hunting; wrote and directed numerous successful films, including Clerks, Chasing Amy, and Jersey Girl; authored Silent BobSpeaks, Shootin 'the Sh*t with Kevin Smith, and the New York Times bestseller My Boring-Ass Life; and cohosts "SModcast" on SiriusXM radio. He lives in Los Angeles.

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