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Q & A With Sharon Waxman

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/arts/article/q_a_with_sharon_waxman_20050304

Sharon Waxman's new book, "Rebels on the Backlot: Six Maverick Directors and How They Conquered the Hollywood Studio System" (HarperEntertainment 2005). Waxman has covered Hollywood for The New York Times for a year and for The Washington Post for eight, and in her eminently readable and well-researched book, she encapsulates the 1990s through the breakout films of six young directors: Quentin Tarantino, Steven Soderbergh, David Fincher, Paul Thomas Anderson, David. O. Russell and Spike Jonze: "With their films, the rebels of the 1990s shattered the status quo, set new boundaries in the art of moviemaking, and managed to bend the risk-averse studio structure to their will. They created a new cinematic language, recast audience expectations, and surprised us -- and one another."

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