The essential guide to Kelly Reichardt
Roads to nowhere
Kelly Reichardt’s broken American dreams
With this ebook, you will discover how one of the best directors working today ticks through essays on all of her films and in-depth interviews with Reichardt and her collaborators on First Cow.
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Release Date: July 7, 2020
Why we wrote the book
About Kelly Reichardt
Roads to nowhere offers the first in-depth, 360-degree look at Reichardt’s process through interviews with Reichardt herself and her collaborators on First Cow, many of whom have been working with her for years including cinematographer Christopher Blauvelt (who has worked with her on every film since Meek’s Cutoff), author Jon Raymond (who co-wrote almost all the Oregon films), and costume designer April Napier (Certain Women, First Cow). The interviews get technical without assuming any background knowledge from the reader, so you can learn about aspect ratios, acting technique and more without needing a film school background. Beyond Reichardt’s own work, the book reveals how film is a collaborative process across disciplines and how these artists interact to create great films.
Through essays on each of Reichardt’s films, Roads to nowhere explores how her modern westerns are melancholy odes to lonely American lives through essays on each of her films. From unconventional crime dramas (River of Grass and Night Moves), to odd-couple buddy movies (Old Joy and First Cow, Reichardt’s characters, who often live on the margins of society, are forced to come to terms with their mundane and isolated lives that are so far from the grand promises of the American dream. Reichardt is fascinated by the routine processes of their everyday lives — milking a cow, cleaning out a horse stable, pitching a tent — and their failed attempts to connect with the people around them, who are equally as lonely.
Snag a copy of Roads to nowhere, to discover how this modern master operates, and to read a series of essays about each of Reichardt’s films, which examine her thoughtful, quiet portraits of everyday lives.
What’s inside Roads to nowhere
1. Interviews revealing Reichardt’s collaborative process
2. Essays on each of Reichardt’s films
3. Case studies on Certain Women and First Cow
Praise for our previous books
Listen to the book’s editors
Old Joy and Night Moves
Meek’s Cutoff and the western
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