The Unkindest Cut by Joe Queenan
How a Hatchet-Man Critic Made His Own $7,000 Movie and Put It All on His Credit Card

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A film critic and columnist offers a hilarious account of the art of low-budget moviemaking, from conning capital out of investors through his mastery of the essential skills of writing, directing, scoring, casting, and marketing.

About Joe Queenan

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Joe Queenan is the bestselling author of "True Believers "and "Balsamic Dreams." He is a contributing writer at "Men's Health," a columnist for "Smart Money," and writes regularly for "The New York Times," He lives in Tarrytown, New York.
Published February 8, 1996 by Hyperion. 320 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Humor & Entertainment, Arts & Photography. Non-fiction

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By the time the film premiered as the only entry at the self-sponsored Tarrytown International Film Festival, Queenan had spent nearly $60,000.

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When Queenan saw Robert Rodriguez's award-winning film El Mariachi, which was reputedly made for only $7000, he thought he'd like to duplicate the feat.

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Journalist Queenan had a simple enough goal: to follow in the footsteps of maverick auteur Robert Rodriguez, who had made the award-winning movie El Mariachi for a mere $7,000.

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