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X Films: True Confessions of a Radical Filmmaker

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Filmmaker Alex Cox's thoughtful autobiography examines his craft and influences, as well as providing his insights into many of his favorite films. Sometimes called a radical, Cox is a quintessential auteur, as well as an internationally focused, insightful critic and writer whose passion for film has gripped him since childhood. In addition to being a captivating look into Cox's process, this book also encourages and instructs would-be independent filmmakers, guiding the next generation of film pioneers through the arduous journey of creation. Cox weaves his own "confessions" with his notes to the new guard, including thoughts on new forms of digital distribution and his radical views on intellectual property — the result is a readable, startling treatise on both the film innovations of today and the thrilling potential of future filmmaking.

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"Veteran West Coast indie filmmaker Cox examines ten of his films in this frank and refreshingly impartial retrospective. While readers will probably be most familiar with Repo Man, Sid and Nancy and Straight to Hell, Cox's at-times bizarre perspective is reigned in with a funny, conversational style and eye for detail that propel all ten of these fascinating nuts-and-bolts essays. Behind-the-scenes stories about actors being mistaken for real-life bank robbers, executives sleeping through screenings and the many moods of underpaid talent will give readers a deeper appreciation for the role of director (and the virtue of patience). Cox's honest, detailed account will appeal to anyone with an interest in his work. Cox covers in-depth each movie from start to finish, covering everything from the writing, location scouting and casting to the minutiae of postproduction and release, focusing on the unglamorous (copyright intricacy, shot location logistics, dealing with financiers) without losing steam or his sense of humor. Cox's war stories will also benefit eager up-and-comers, as well as anyone who appreciates the fringe-dwelling, indie-film tradition." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

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ISBN:
9781593761936
Author:
Cox, Alex
Publisher:
Soft Skull Press
Subject:
PER018000
Subject:
Motion picture producers and directors
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
Individual Director
Subject:
General
Subject:
Entertainment & Performing Arts - Movie Directors
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Cox, Alex
Subject:
Biography-Entertainment and Performing Arts
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20080531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
BandW photos throughout
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 14 oz

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Product details 304 pages Soft Skull Press - English 9781593761936 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Veteran West Coast indie filmmaker Cox examines ten of his films in this frank and refreshingly impartial retrospective. While readers will probably be most familiar with Repo Man, Sid and Nancy and Straight to Hell, Cox's at-times bizarre perspective is reigned in with a funny, conversational style and eye for detail that propel all ten of these fascinating nuts-and-bolts essays. Behind-the-scenes stories about actors being mistaken for real-life bank robbers, executives sleeping through screenings and the many moods of underpaid talent will give readers a deeper appreciation for the role of director (and the virtue of patience). Cox's honest, detailed account will appeal to anyone with an interest in his work. Cox covers in-depth each movie from start to finish, covering everything from the writing, location scouting and casting to the minutiae of postproduction and release, focusing on the unglamorous (copyright intricacy, shot location logistics, dealing with financiers) without losing steam or his sense of humor. Cox's war stories will also benefit eager up-and-comers, as well as anyone who appreciates the fringe-dwelling, indie-film tradition." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
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