The unkindest cut: how a hatchet-man critic made his own $7,000 movie and put it all on his credit card

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Hyperion, 1995 - Performing Arts - 310 pages
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Following in the maverick mold of Quentin Tarentino, Spike Lee, and Richard Rodriguez, Joe Queenan becomes an auteur and, in the process, funnier than ever, as he tries to master the art of writing, directing, scoring, casting, and marketing a movie--all by himself.

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User Review  - MiaCulpa - LibraryThing

Joe Queenan has always been a sardonic wit and he turns his gaze to low budget movie making. In the wake of the stories surrounding Robert Rodriguez's making "El Mariachi" for $7000, Queenan decides ... Read full review

THE UNKINDEST CUT: How a Hatchet-Man Critic Made His Own $7,000 Movie and Put It All on His Credit Card

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Despite the lame, misleading title, a wry, even occasionally useful, real-life satire on low-low-budget moviemaking. With Robert Rodriguez's alleged $7,000 budget for El Mariachi in mind, film critic ... Read full review


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Joe Queenan is the bestselling author of "True Believers "and "Balsamic Dreams." He is a contributing writer at "Men's Health," a columnist for "Smart Money," and writes regularly for "The New York Times," He lives in Tarrytown, New York.

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