The Cinema of Tom DiCillo

Include Me Out

Wayne Byrne. Foreword by Steve Buscemi

Wallflower Press

The Cinema of Tom DiCillo

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The Cinema of Tom DiCillo

Include Me Out

Wayne Byrne. Foreword by Steve Buscemi

Wallflower Press

This volume considers for the first time in a single collection this acclaimed, award-winning director's entire oeuvre, addressing and analysing themes such as identity, family, and masculinity, supported by in-depth coverage of the generic and aesthetic aspects of DiCillo's distinctive and influential film style. Through detailed chapters on each of DiCillo's feature films, presented here is a candid look behind-the-scenes of both the American independent film industry - from the No Wave movement of the 1980s, through the Indie boom of the 1990s, to the contemporary milieu - and the Hollywood studio system. This study documents the writing, production, and release of every DiCillo picture, each followed by an extensive Q&A with the director. Also featured are exclusive interviews and commentary with many cast members and collaborators, and members of legendary rock group, The Doors. Films covered include Johnny Suede, Living In Oblivion, Box of Moonlight, The Real Blonde, Double Whammy, Delirious, When You're Strange, and Down in Shadowland.
A candid and behind-the-scenes look at DiCillo's Hollywood, independent, fictional, and documentary filmmaking...essential reading for anyone who is interested in the intricacies of on-location film production, film festivals, distribution practices, acting, and performance. Sarah Sitwell, University of Utah
The book now functions not only as a portrait of a life in the pictures, but as a frank examination of several periods of American cinema and the attendant complexities of its industry. The Irish Times
This volume by Irish author and Film Studies lecturer / education consultant Wayne Byrne is an extremely well-written, intelligent, enthralling addition to the Directors’ Cuts series published by Wallflower Press and a must-read for any cineaste or film student... Byrne’s book is an interesting in-depth look at all of DiCillo’s eight independent films (seven of which premiered at Sundance) the agony and the ecstasy of birthing them, as well as an honest, insider’s view into the independent film industry and the machinations of the Hollywood system. Christine Bode, Scully Love Promo
Acknowledgments
Foreword
Introduction
1. The Language of Dream: Deciphering DiCillo
2. Johnny Suede (1991)
3. Living in Oblivion (1995)
4. Box of Moonlight (1996)
5. The Real Blonde (1997)
6. Double Whammy (2001)
7. Delirious (2006)
8. When You’re Strange: A Film About The Doors (2009)
9. Down in Shadowland (2014)
Notes
Filmography
Bibliography
Index

About the Author

Wayne Byrne is a freelance film studies lecturer and education consultant. He has written on cinema for various newspapers, film journals and magazines.