"Most persuasively, she demystifies the notion of Miramax as a company built on Yankee-cool auteurs like Quentin Tarantino, when it was the savvy campaigns for pan-global films like The Crying Game and The Piano that established the Weinsteins as marketing whizzes and major box-office players." - Eric Hynes in the September-October issue of Film Comment magazine
"Perren's account is a corrective to the juicier journalistic record, particularly the gossipy standard narrative, Peter Biskind's Down and Dirty Pictures (Simon and Schuster, 2004). Biskind's popularity is probably safe: Perren's style is that of someone turning on the lights at a party, and her informative, eye-opening argument is intentionally deflating and unromantic...She busts myths, and persuasively so..." - Christine Smallwood, Columbia University, Film Quarterly
About the Author
Alisa Perren is Associate Professor in the Department of Radio-TV-Film at the University of Texas at Austin. She is the coeditor of Media Industries: History, Theory, and Method and Coordinating Editor of In Media Res, a MediaCommons project that experiments with new forms of online scholarship. Her work has appeared in a range of publications, including Film Quarterly, Journal of Film and Video, Journal of Popular Film & Television, and FlowTV.