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Joe Dante

by Nil Baskar Austrian Film Museum
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Pbk 256 pages
AU$69.00 NZ$73.04
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In the often dreary landscape of Hollywood's blockbuster era, the cinema of Joe Dante has always stood out as a rare beacon of fearless originality. Blending humor with terror and trenchant political satire with sincere tributes to the moviegoing act itself, the 'Dante touch' is best described as a free-for-all orgy of movies, memories and mischief. For the first time, this colourful universe - from Hollywood Boulevard to Gremlins to Small Soldiers and beyond - is comprehensively explored in an English language volume featuring a career-encompassing interview, new essays by Michael Almereyda, Jim Hoberman, Christoph Huber, Gabe Klinger, Violeta Kovacsics, Bill Krohn, Duan Rebolj, John Sayles, and Mark Cotta Vaz, as well as a treasure trove of never-before-seen documents and illustrations.
Baskar and Klinger's volume is especially triumphant in light of Joe Dante's continued disreputability within the world of serious film discourse... It can only be hoped that there will be many more publications like it to follow.

Nil Baskar is a film writer, researcher and translator based in Ljubljana. In 2007, he confounded KINO! magazine and has been a regular contributor since. He is in charge of in-house publications for the Slovenian Cinematheque. He has edited and