The Mind of the Modern Moviemaker: Twenty Conversations with the New Generation of Filmmakers

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Penguin, Jan 31, 2006 - Performing Arts - 320 pages
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A revealing look at the influences and aspirations of today’s hottest filmmakers 

A new era has dawned in Hollywood, with a wave of innovative filmmakers redefining the art of big-screen entertainment for modern audiences. Entertainment journalist Josh Horowitz provides an in-depth look at twenty directors on the leading edge through a series of candid interviews.

Horowitz covers a full range of styles and sensibilities—revealing both the points of agreement and the sharp distinctions among this eclectic group:
* Kevin Smith’s do-it-yourself aesthetics in Clerks and Chasing Amy
* Michel Gondry’s surreal dreamscapes in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
* Trey Parker’s love of fart jokes in South Park
* How Jon Favreau’s teenage obsession with Dungeons & Dragons helped make Swingers
* Todd Philips’ journey from documentary filmmaker to box-office success with Old School

 

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This compilation does a tremendous job of bringing the insight of 20 of the most talented and respected modern filmmakers in the modern era together under two covers. Artists from Neil Labute to Trey ... Read full review

Contents

Title Page
KERRY CONRAN
MICHEL GONDRY
F GARY GRAY
LUKE GREENFIELD
PATTY JENKINS
DYLAN KIDD
NEIL LABUTE
DOUG LIMAN
TODD PHILLIPS
BRETT RATNER
KEVIN SMITH
CHRIS PAUL WEITZ
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About the author (2006)

JOSH HOROWITZ is a writer and television producer. He has contributed to Us Weekly, Entertainment Weekly, and been a producer for Charlie Rose, CNBC, Fox News, and McEnroe.

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