Alexander Payne

Alexander Payne

His Journey in Film

Book - 2016
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Leo Biga has reported on the career of filmmaker Alexander Payne for 20 years. In this updated collection of essays, the author-journalist-blogger offers the only comprehensive look at Payne's career and creative process. Based in Payne's hometown of Omaha, Nebraska, Biga has been granted access to location shooting for Nebraska and Sideways , the latter filmed in California's wine country. Biga has also been given many exclusive interviews by Payne and his creative collaborators. His insightful analysis of Payne's films and personal journey has been praised by Payne for its "honesty, thoughtfulness, and accuracy." The two-time Oscar-winner calls Biga's articles, "the most complete and perceptive of any journalist's anywhere." Payne's films are celebrated for their blend of humor and honest look at human relationships. Members of Hollywood's A-List, including George Clooney ( The Descendants ), Jack Nicholson ( About Schmidt ), Reese Witherspoon ( Election ), Paul Giamatti ( Sideways ), Laura Dern ( Citizen Ruth ), and Bruce Dern ( Nebraska ), have starred in his films.
Publisher: Omaha, Nebraska :, River Junction Press LLC,, [2016]
Edition: Second edition
ISBN: 9780997266702
Branch Call Number: 791.4302 B592 2nd ed
791.43 BIGA
Characteristics: xvii, 326 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm


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