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John Sayles: Critical Realist

David R. Shumway

in John Sayles

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036989
eISBN:
9780252094088
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036989.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter presents a commentary on John Sayles' film career. Sayles has long been referred to as America's leading independent filmmaker. More recently, he has been called both the grandfather and ... More


Interviews with John Sayles

David R. Shumway

in John Sayles

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036989
eISBN:
9780252094088
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036989.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

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 ... More


John Sayles

David R. Shumway

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036989
eISBN:
9780252094088
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036989.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

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 ... More


Moral and Cognitive Dissonance in Cinema

Wyatt Moss-Wellington

in Cognitive Film and Media Ethics

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
July 2021
ISBN:
9780197552889
eISBN:
9780197552926
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197552889.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Cognitive dissonance provides a model for understanding how we experience film texts as profound. This chapter looks at the ways in which filmmakers might motivate or exploit the pleasure of ... More


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