Down and Dirty Pictures

Down and Dirty Pictures

by PeterBiskind (Author)


In the late 1980s a generation of filmmakers began to flower outside the Hollywood studio system and in the following decade, the independent film movement bloomed. Dozens of lesser-known filmmakers such as Steven Soderbergh and Quentin Tarantino began walking away with coveted prizes at Cannes and eventually the Academy Awards. Many of these directors were discovered at Robert Redford's Sundance Film Festival and then scooped up by Harvey and Bob Weinstein, whose company Miramax laid waste to the competition. In Down and Dirty Pictures, Peter Biskind tells the incredible story of these filmmakers, the growth of Sundance into the premier showcase of independent film, and the meteoric rise of the controversial Weinstein brothers who left a trail of carnage in their wake yet created an Oscar factory that is the envy of the studios.


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Format: Paperback
Pages: 576
Edition: New
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Published: 05 Sep 2005

ISBN 10: 0747565716
ISBN 13: 9780747565710
Book Overview: Guaranteed sensation in paperback By the internationally bestselling author of Easy Riders, Raging Bulls which has sold over 85,000 copies and is solid backlist Peter Biskind is the former editor of Premiere and also writes regularly for Vanity Fair

Media Reviews
'Your book was so goddam well written, I was like, I don't want to read any more about [my heroes], but then I made the mistake of leaving it by my bedside table, and it was like a bag of pot, and I'm saying, I'm not gonna smoke. I was insatiable' Quentin Tarantino 'Thoughtful, gossipy, and altogether mesmerizing ... A shamelessly good read' New York Times 'A total page-turner. The anecdotes, the characters, the fights, the stress of independent film-making are here in all their full-bloodedness' Independent 'As gripping and compelling as the fastest-paced thriller ... An unmissable sequel to Easy Riders Raging Bulls, as much a blockbuster as anything by the people it features. *****' Hotdog
Author Bio
Peter Biskind is the author of three previous books. Currently a contributor to Vanity Fair, he was formerly the executive editor of Premiere and has written for numerous publications. He lives in Columbia County, New York.