As usual, I am rather late with this find… James Mottram’s The Sundance Kids centers on the question (according to the Introduction):
‘Are we returning to an age where formerly independent directors are using studio funds to further their own idiosyncratic vision?’ In other words, is this the dawn of New Hollywood Part II? As the title of this book suggests, many of the contemporary film makers under consideration have been connected to Robert Redford’s Sundance Institute. For most… it is with a film at the festival. Then there is Wes Anderson, whose debut feature began life as a short film showcased there…. Many of them flunked college [not true for Wes] and eschewed film school….’
Has anyone read this? Thoughts?
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