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Those are fun, especially if they’re going to shoot them...

Those are fun, especially if they’re going to shoot them in four weeks, because you know they’re not going to mess with anything you do, so it can be very imaginative. 7 more words

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I don’t understand how Joe Dante cajoled the Universal brass into completing his love letter to cinema, the 1993 film Matinee, after the film’s original producers went bankrupt, but I am glad he did, because it’s such a wonderful, unique, and all together joyous little gem that it stands to reason that in today’s movie climate, this film just doesn’t get made, let alone contemplated, by the major film companies. 333 more words

Film Review

Scene Sound Off: Baby It's You

John Sayles’ 1983 film Baby It’s You, the story of a class-cross teen romance in 1960s New Jersey, is unlike the other high school and nostalgia films of its release era. 644 more words

Scene Sound Off

John Sayles

John Sayles is the independent director you don’t know anything about.

Or, at least, it seems that way. He doesn’t seem to be nominated for awards, doesn’t make Hollywood films, and doesn’t seem interested. 518 more words

Things You Totally Missed

Excellent, but...

To this day, I get rewrite offers where they say: ‘We feel this script needs work with character, dialogue, plot and tone,’ and when you ask what’s left, they say: ‘Well, the typing is very good.’
John Sayles


Book Log 2015 (May-September)

It appears my summer reading list for 2015 was lackluster. Last year, I discovered one of my favorite novels – What A Carve Up! by Jonathan Coe. 599 more words

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Danny Trejo Doesn't Mind Being Typecast as 'Mean Chicano Dude With Tattoos'

Danny Trejo, who won two boxing titles while serving time in prison in his youth, is best known playing the ethnic heavy in hyper-macho mid-’90s genre films like “From Dusk Till Dawn,” “Desperado” and “Blood In, Blood Out.” These days, he’s in such demand that this year alone he’s attached to more than 20 projects, including Robert Rodriguez’s “From Dusk Till Dawn” TV series. 333 more words