Criterion Close-Up 19: A Conversation with Alex Cox

Mark and Aaron talk to Director, Screenwriter, Actor, Author (and many other titles) Alex Cox. We focus on his films in the Criterion Collection, including Repo Man, Sid & Nancy, Walker and Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas, but we delve into a lot of other interesting subjects. Most of this is just film aficionados talking to each other and sharing tastes. Alex was a candid, forthcoming, interesting and humorous guest, who were were honored to speak with.

Alex Cox

Tombstone Rashomon Indiegogo

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Alex Cox’s Current Website

Alex Cox’s Old Website

Various topics discussed:

Alex’s Criterion Connections. His films in the Criterion Collection. Tombstone Rashomon and Crowdfunding. The casting of Sid. The cinematography of Roger Deakins and Robby Müller. Sam Peckinpah’s Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid. West Coast USA versus British Punk Scene. Werner Herzog and Klaus Kinski. His favorite films that he has made. Other films of his Criterion should release. Modern Mexican cinema. Repo Man and Kenny Rogers. Harry Dean Stanton. Lawrence Olivier, Dustin Hoffman, and method acting. Roger Corman & independent filmmaking. Fear & Loathing with Hunter S Thompson

Doc (1971), Frank Perry

15 Mexican Films You Should Stream on Netflix.

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