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BEST FORMER DALLASITE SAYING SCREW YOU TO HOLLYWOOD Dallas 2013 - Shane Carruth

You gotta hand it to Shane Carruth. The former-Dallasite filmmaker behind Primer and Sundance-buzz-a-thon Upstream Color has stuck to his game: sticking it to Hollywood's movie-making system. Primer was a grainy and raw film about time travel on a $7,000 budget, and his critically acclaimed second film, Upstream Color, has an ending that you may find unsatisfying. He's not afraid to punch. He's not afraid to make a three-hour, rip-roaring sci-fi think piece. He's making smart, thoughtful films with a careful hand. It's a touch that's lacking in Hollywood, and one whose Dallas origins are worth celebrating.

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carolynsykes
carolynsykes

Dallas (and Texas) SHOULD be pleased to have someone doing something that actually gets noticed outside of the Texas film "industry." Primer was definitely something special. HOWEVER, you do yourself and Shane NO favors by indicating that you are "screwing" or "sticking it to" Hollywood. He did the typical indie thing that is done everywhere, which is to get people to donate time and materials and essentially work for free. This is not new. 


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