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Ian Nathan

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Ian Nathan is the popular, London-based author of Anything You Can Imagine: Peter Jackson and the Making of Middle-earth, The Coen Brothers: The Filmmakers and their Films, Alien Vault, Terminator Vault, and many other books, many of which have really long titles.

He is the former editor of Empire Magazine.

If you live in the UK, you may also know from from the Discovering Film series on Sky Arts television extolling the virtues of classic film stars and directors, and he can also be heard on Talk Radio every Friday afternoon, mostly berating the state of current movies. He is just about younger than this makes him sound.

The Good Life: A Collection of Thoughts on Once Upon A Time... in Hollywood

WITH SPOILERS...

Watching the ninth movie by Quentin Tarantino glide by many things occurred to me. Not least, what a pleasure it is to be in Tarantino's company once more. There are few nights out to compare. I'm of an age able to recall the press screening for Pulp Fiction, held in London on a hot summer night in 1994. We had heard all about Tarantino's second film from its P'alme d'Or winning ja Read more of this blog post »
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Published on September 08, 2019 00:36 Tags: film, film-books, film-noir, new-book, once-upon-a-time-in-hollywood, pulp-fiction, quentin-tarantino
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“Was this the last time CGI was so beholden to storytelling and not its own capacity for numbing proliferation?”
Ian Nathan, Anything You Can Imagine: Peter Jackson and the Making of Middle-earth

“Why would anyone want movie-goers to pay eighteen dollars when they might pay twenty-seven dollars?’ he finally asked, his face still betraying nothing. Everyone tried to process what he was saying. Why were they talking about ticket prices? Had they started their own game of riddles? ‘So I don’t get this at all,’ Shaye continued, ‘why would you make two films when there are three books?”
Ian Nathan, Anything You Can Imagine: Peter Jackson and the Making of Middle-earth

“While still wary of jinxing the deal by even touching a copy of The Lord of the Rings,1 Jackson and Walsh had risked taking one step in the direction of a screenplay. They asked erstwhile collaborator Costa Botes to break the book down scene-by-scene into a working précis.”
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