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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,045 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Peter Biskind Narrator: Phil Gigante Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Down and Dirty Pictures chronicles the rise of independent filmmakers and of the twin engines - the Sundance Film Festival and Miramax Films - that have powered them. Peter Biskind profiles the people who took the independent movement from obscurity to the Oscars, most notably Sundance founder Robert Redford and Harvey Weinstein, who with his brother, Bob, made Miramax an indie powerhouse.

Candid, penetrating and controversial, Down and Dirty Pictures is a must-read for anyone interested in the film world. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Lee | 2/2/2014

    " Biskind takes the reader into the backroom deals, tense meetings and creative energy that propped up the indie renaissance of the 1990s. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Kaitlyn | 1/19/2014

    " I read this when I was applying to a job with Sundance film festival. It is clear the author dislikes both the Weinstein brothers and Robert Redford and he uses interviews with actors, directors and others in the film business to give a picture of a rather heartless and commercialized indie film industry where money rules over art. It wasn't a quick or easy read but I learned a lot of about scandal in the industry. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Chi Chi | 1/11/2014

    " While there are interesting anecdotes in this book, it is way too long and unfocused and really petty. I don't know that I can say that I learned that much from this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Juliana | 1/1/2014

    " "Rise of indie movie and how dirty movie business at US" "

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About the Author
Author Peter Biskind

Peter Biskind is a journalist and a former executive editor of Premiere magazine. He is best known for his entertaining and provocative portrayals of life in Hollywood. He is the author of a number of national bestsellers, including Easy Riders, Raging Bulls: How the Sex-Drugs-and-Rock ‘N’ Roll Generation Saved Hollywood; Down and Dirty Pictures: Miramax, Sundance, and the Rise of Independent Film; and Gods and Monsters: Movers, Shakers, and Other Casualties of the Hollywood Machine. Biskind has written for Rolling Stone, the New York Times, and the Washington Post, and he has served as contributing editor at Vanity Fair.