Alexander Payne

Alexander Payne: His Journey in Film

Author: Leo Adam Biga

Leo Biga has reported on the career of filmmaker Alexander Payne for 20 years. The two-time Oscar-winner calls Biga's articles, "the most complete and perceptive of any journalist's anywhere."  In this updated collection of essays, the author-journalist-blogger offers the only comprehensive look at Payne's career and creative process. Based in Payne's hometown of Omaha, Nebraska, Biga has been granted access to location shooting for Nebraska and Sideways, the latter filmed in California's wine country. Biga has also been given many exclusive interviews by Payne and his creative collaborators. Payne's films are celebrated for their blend of humor and honest look at human relationships. Members of Hollywood's A-List, including George Clooney (The Descendants), Jack Nicholson (About Schmidt), Reese Witherspoon (Election), Paul Giamatti (Sideways), Laura Dern (Citizen Ruth), Bruce Dern (Nebraska), and Matt Damon (Downsizing), have starred in his films. An index guide to twenty topics makes this an invaluable reference for students of filmmaking.

Publisher: River Junction Press LLC

320 pages, 6 x 9, 28 black & white photos

Paperback: $26.95

ebooks: $9.99

Publication date: September, 2016

ISBN 978-0-9972667-0-2

Distributor: BCH Fulfillment & Distribution

PERFORMING ARTS/ Film/History & Criticism BISAC 1

BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY/Entertainment & Performing Arts/Film/Biography BISAC 2