Abel Ferrara: The King of New York
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Abel Ferrara: The King of New York

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This study of the American film-maker Abel Ferrara provides a critical overview of his career and examines his inner circle of loyal collaborators. It describes how Ferrara is moving away from the shock tactics of his earlier work, towards making films that reveal his passion for European cinema.
Paperback, 200 pages
Published May 1st 2000 by Omnibus Press
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This book is recommended for film students, confirmed fans of Ferrara and wannabe filmmakers (I cant quite figure out which camp prefers the one word var.). Also cant figure out why the author chooses to include five pages of analysis of the TV movie "The Gladiator" when by his own admission "the film was shot in two weeks, and it looks like it. Ultimately, it's a mass-market made-for-TV entertainment and nothing else." He (the author) also uses term "drink driver" more than once.

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Drew Raley
Cursory overview that taxonomizes groups of films on an arbitrary basis. Great details about the background of Ferrara and his films, but also rather brief. And no love for the Body Snatchers remake!? I mean, really.
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