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

Author: Alison Macor
Publisher: Austin, TX : University of Texas Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Macor, Alison, 1966-
Chainsaws, slackers, and spy kids.
Austin, TX : University of Texas Press, 2010
(DLC) 2009024364
(OCoLC)405106587
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alison Macor
ISBN: 9780292792920 0292792921 0292706057 9780292706057 0292722435 9780292722439
Language Note: English.
OCLC Number: 613699725
Awards: Winner of Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Peter C. Rollins Book Award 2011
Description: 1 online resource (x, 359 pages, 22 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations
Contents: The hippies and the cowboys all looked alike --
A 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 --
The reluctant quarterback: Richard Linklater and Dazed and confused --
Winning the battle, losing the war: The Newton boys --
The company man: Tim McCanlies and Dancer, Texas pop. 81 --
Office space: the making of a cult classic --
Rebel with or without a crew: Robert Rodriguez and Spy kids --
Conclusion: outside the system, inside the system.
Responsibility: Alison Macor.

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With fascinating backstories on movies from The Texas Chainsaw Massacre to Spy Kids, here is a rollicking history of moviemaking in America's independent film mecca.  Read more...
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