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David R. Shumway

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780252036989

Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: April 2017

DOI: 10.5406/illinois/9780252036989.001.0001

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Interviews with John Sayles

Interviews with John Sayles

(p.153) Interviews with John Sayles
John Sayles

David R. Shumway

University of Illinois Press

This chapter presents a bibliography of key interviews given by the John Sayles throughout his career, followed by excerpts from these materials. In one interview, Sayles says that people forget that entertainment also has a political message. In another interview, he says that his work does not really fit into a specific genre, and confesses that he is very bad at finding titles for his movies. He singles out Matewan, saying that it is not a great-selling title, but that he never thought of anything better. The remaining excerpts present his thoughts about the Bush administration, the film Silver City, and why he attempts to immerse viewers in a place.

Keywords:   interviews, John Sayles, independent filmmaker, filmmakers, filmmaking, Matewan, Bush administration, Silver City

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