Jason Bailey is film editor for Flavorwire. His work has appeared at The New York Times, The Atlantic, and Slate. He is the author of books on 'Pulp Fiction,' Woody Allen, and Richard Pryor.
20 years after Tarantino changed indie filmmaking forever, Bailey looks back at his breakthrough movie to reconsider what made it so brilliant and so important.
His admirers came to regard the post-Sex, Lies, pre-Out Of Sight wilderness period as some kind of bad dream, a wandering walkabout by a talented filmmaker who’d lost his way. But that nine-year, five-film stretch is far too interesting—and too formative—for such tidy dismissals.
Today at The Dissolve, we’re pleased to present an exclusive excerpt from Bailey’s book, titled “The Woody Allen Style.”