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

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

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The Mind of the Modern Moviemaker: Twenty Conversations with the New Generation of Filmmakers by Joshua Horowitz, Josh Horowitz

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

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780452286818
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 01/31/2006
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 5.22(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.69(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

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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