John Sayles, filmmaker

a critical study of the independent writer-director : with a filmography and a bibliography by Ryan, Jack.

Publisher: McFarland in Jefferson, NC

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  • Sayles, John, 1950- -- Criticism and interpretation

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Statementby Jack Ryan.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPN1998.3.S3 R93 1998
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 271 p. :
Number of Pages271
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL368551M
ISBN 100786405295
LC Control Number98029150

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  “I write characters in history and the allegories take care of themselves.” Acclaimed indie filmmaker John Sayles offered this insight last night at Baltimore’s Atomic Books where he read and signed copies of his book, A Moment in the title comes from W.E.B. DuBois’ The Souls of Black Folks where the first African-American Ph.D. at Harvard wrote, “The slave went free; stood a. HARTFORD, CT, May 3, – Kicking off a day nationwide book tour, independent filmmaker and novelist John Sayles read passages from his latest book, A Moment in the Sun, a page missive that spans five years ( to ) and a half-dozen reading took place Friday in Mather Hall. Join us for a special evening with celebrated filmmaker and master storyteller John Sayles who will read and sign his monumental new novel, A MOMENT IN THE SUN. The book is a sweeping epic based partially in the Yukon and partially in the Philippines. It’s Gold has been discovered in the Yukon. New York is under the sway of Hearst and Pulitzer.   John Sayles is the very paradigm of the contemporary independent filmmaker. By raising much of the funding for his films himself, Sayles functions more independently than most directors, and he has used his freedom to write and produce films with a distinctive personal style and often clearly expressed political positions.

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John Sayles has 39 books on Goodreads with ratings. John Sayles’s most popular filmmaker book is פתאום דפיקה בדלת. John Sayles is a filmmaker of many faces: the writer/director of authentically independent films rooted in good talk, character study and social reflection (The Return of the Secaucus Seven, Baby, It's You, Brother from Another Planet, Matewan, and Passion Fish).He has also crafted vibrant, sardonic projects for Roger Corman (Piranha, Alligator and The Lady in Red), as well as 5/5(1).

John Sayles works as a fiction writer, screenwriter, actor and feature film director. His novel Union Dues () was nominated for the National Book Award and the National Critics' Circle Award. He has written over a hundred screenplays and was twice nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay/5(6).

One of America's preeminent and best-respected independent filmmakers, John Sayles has established a reputation for refusing to abandon his values in favor of becoming a studio filmmaker. As a result, his films tend to be rich, nuanced explorations of personal and political relationships, a style that reflects Sayles' beginnings as a novelist; he once admitted, "My main interest is making.

John Sayles works as a fiction writer, screenwriter, actor and feature film director. His novel Union Dues () was nominated for the National Book Award and the National Critics' Circle has written over a hundred screenplays and was twice nominated for. John Sayles is the very paradigm of the contemporary independent filmmaker.

By raising much of the funding for his films himself, Sayles functions more independently than most directors, and he has. Filmmaker, Novelist John Sayles John Sayles' novel, Union Dues, is reissued this tells the story of a father and son from a West Virginia mining town in Sayles. Posted by John Sayles Blog West Coast, that’s a wrap.

What a whirlwind of a great time we had on both legs of our YELLOW EARTH book tour, and at the American Cinematheque Sayles film series in L.A. Thank you to all who came out to partake in the readings. John Sayles has directed films for over 30 years, but some critics suggest he'd be better off writing books.

But it is wrongheaded to look at Sayles as just a filmmaker writing a book. John Sayles, Filmmaker: A Critical Study of the Independent Writer-director: with a Filmography and a Bibliography.

Jack Ryan. McFarland, Jan 1, - Performing Arts - pages. 1 Review. Here is the chronicle of Sayles' career -- his inauspicious beginning and his work in fiction, theatre, music videos and television.

A chapter is devoted Reviews: 1. From filmmaker John Sayles (The Return of the Secaucus Seven, Matewan), a novel set in contemporary Miami that brings to life the heart and soul of the Cuban community. Filled with passion, violence, sex, and unforgettable characters, 'Los Gusanos' is a rare combination of literary fiction and commercial storytelling with tremendous commercial /5(11).

Ap New Book By the English Department's David Shumway Examines Filmmaker John Sayles and the Politics of American Cinema PITTSBURGH—John Sayles is the very model of the contemporary independent filmmaker. Sayles functions more independently than most directors because he raises the funds for his films himself.

A bright child, John Sayles began reading novels before age 9. A Williams grad inhe shunned a corporate career to work various blue-collar jobs, moving to east Boston to take a factory job.

He wrote stories and submitted them to various magazines, and the Atlantic Monthly gave him the idea of publishing them in a novel--thus "Pride of.

Filmmaker and author John Sayles will hit the road in February for a national tour to discuss his new book Yellow Earth. “In his densely textured, overtly political fifth novel, the acclaimed director and screenwriter recounts what happens when shale oil is discovered beneath an Indian reservation in the North Dakota badlands and crowds of outsiders descend.” —New York Times Book Review.

We are pleased and honored to welcome back John Sayles, writer and filmmaker extraordinaire, an artist committed to doing work independent in spirit and in the spirit of solidarity with larger community and social purpose. He is here with a long-awaited new novel, Yellow Earth (Haymarket).

Join us for a book talk with filmmaker and author John Sayles who will discuss his latest book Yellow Earth. In Yellow Earth, the site of Three Nations reservations on the banks of the Missouri River in North Dakota, Sayles introduces us to Harleigh Killdeer, chairman of the Tribal Business Council.

John Sayles is best known as an important American filmmaker, traversing zones somewhere between indie film and the outskirts of Hollywood, with a long filmography auspiciously launched with his classic proto-indie film Return of the Secaucus 7 and including Matewan, Eight Men Out, Lone Star, and The Brother from Another Sayles’s particular skill in mediating social.

John Sayles: Filmmaker John Sayles began his career as a novelist and short story writer with the publication in of PRIME OF THE BIMBOS, followed in by UNION DUES, a National Critics.

On today’s show, writer, actor, and filmmaker John Sayles talks about his latest novel, “Yellow Earth,” and about his classic labor films Matewan and Eight Men Out.

Plus, a reading from “Yellow Earth. His name is synonymous with "independent film," and for more than twenty-five years, filmmaker John Sayles has tackled issues ranging from race and sexuality to the abuses of capitalism and American culture, aspiring to a type of realism that Hollywood can rarely portray.

Inart house audience word of mouth about an unusual new movie, Return of the Secaucus Seven, launched the career of director John Sayles and with him the era of the independent filmmaker. Sayles has remained a maverick, writing, directing, editing and even acting in his own films.

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By raising much of the funding for his films himself. John Sayles, in full John Thomas Sayles, (born SeptemSchenectady, New York, U.S.), American motion-picture director, screenwriter, novelist, and actor who since the s has been among the most prominent independent filmmakers in the United ing his fees as a screenwriter of mainstream Hollywood films into funding for his own ambitious filmmaking projects, Sayles.

John Sayles - Yellow Earth. Upcoming Event. Saturday, February 8, - pm to pm. A writer, actor, and filmmaker, Sayles has directed eighteen feature films, including Matewan and Lone Star, and has twice been nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay. His new novel revives the spirit of the Wild West to trace the.

Filmmaker and author John Sayles will hit the road in February for a national book tour to discuss Yellow Earth, “his densely textured, overtly political fifth novel”.

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Rating: (not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first. AC Book Club: Yellow Earth. VIRTUAL EVENT. Join Author & Filmmaker John Sayles Online As He Reads From His New Novel, Yellow Earth. Watch the Q&A. Event Details. About the Book. In Yellow Earth, John Sayles introduces an epic cast of characters, weaving together narratives of competing agendas and worldviews with lyrical dexterity, insight, and.Book Discussions: A Moment in the Sun.

June 4, John Sayles. On the C-SPAN Networks: John Sayles is a Filmmaker with two videos in the C-SPAN Video .John Sayles is internationally recognized as a fiercely independent filmmaker. After appearing on the radar of the film establishment with his first feature “Return of the Secaucus 7,” he built a career and a string of celebrated feature films by doing it, as the old Frank Sinatra song proclaims, “my way.”.