Few filmmakers can actually wear the title of “cult”. Alex Cox legitimately can. He’s been consistently working since the 1980’s, giving us most iconically Repo Man as well as Sid & Nancy, following the turbulent relationship of punk legend Sid Vicious, played by Gary Oldman, with his girlfriend Nancy Spungen (and shot by Roger Deakins). Since the late 1980’s he’s been continuously working on new projects, most of them lo-to-no budget features.
He’s been working non-stop for four decades within the industry: few people have as much experience to talk about film as he does. His idiosyncratic voice is also what makes him peerless: he’s been absolutely uncompromising since the beginning, and that shows in his work. That’s why his book, Alex Cox’s Introduction to Film: A Director’s Perspective makes for an essential read.
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