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

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

Peter Biskind


Down and soiled Pictures chronicles the increase of self sufficient filmmakers and of the dual engines -- the Sundance movie pageant and Miramax motion pictures -- that experience powered them. As he did in his acclaimed Easy Riders, Raging Bulls, Peter Biskind profiles the folks who took the self sustaining move from obscurity to the Oscars, so much particularly Sundance founder Robert Redford and Harvey Weinstein, who along with his brother, Bob, made Miramax an indie powerhouse.
this day Sundance is an important movie competition this facet of Cannes, and Miramax has turn into an great. Likewise, the administrators who emerged from the self sufficient move, comparable to Quentin Tarantino, Steven Soderbergh, and David O. Russell, at the moment are one of the best-known administrators in Hollywood. let alone the actors who emerged with them, like Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Ethan Hawke, and Uma Thurman.
Candid, penetrating, and arguable, Down and soiled Pictures is a must-read for somebody attracted to the movie global and the place it truly is headed.

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