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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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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