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Chainsaws, slackers, and spy kids : thirty years of filmmaking in Austin, Texas

Author: Alison Macor
Publisher: Austin : University of Texas Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
During the 1990s, Austin achieved "overnight" success and celebrity as a vital place for independent filmmaking. Directors Richard Linklater and Robert Rodriguez proved that locally made films with regional themes such as Slacker and El Mariachi could capture a national audience. Their success helped transform Austin's homegrown film community into a professional film industry staffed with talented, experienced  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alison Macor
ISBN: 9780292706057 0292706057 9780292722439 0292722435
OCLC Number: 405106587
Awards: Winner of Peter C. Rollins Book Award, Southwest Texas Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association 2011 (United States)
Description: x, 359 p. : photographs ; 24 cm.
Contents: Hippies and the cowboys all looked alike --
Living nightmare: Tobe Hooper and the Texas chainsaw massacre --
Eagle Pennell and the rise of regional filmmaking --
Made in Austin: the Austin chronicle and red headed stranger --
Slacker: the least auteur film ever made --
Mariachi kid: Robert Rodriguez and el mariachi --
Reluctant quarterback: Richard Linklater and dazed and confused --
Winning the battle, losing the war: the Newton boys --
Company man: Tim Mccanlies and dancer, Texas pop --
Office space: the making of a cult classic --
Rebel with or without a crew: Robert Rodriguez and spy kids --
Outside the system, inside the system.
Responsibility: Alison Macor.

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During the 1990s, Austin achieved 'overnight' success and celebrity as a vital place for independent filmmaking. This title explores how Austin has become a proving ground for contemporary  Read more...
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