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Encyclopedia > Alex Cox

Alexander Morton Cox (b. December 15, 1954) is a British film director and sometime actor, well known for his idiosyncratic style and scripts. His film Repo Man is often credited as one of the first truly independent movies. It was this film that brought him critical acclaim. Cox is the author of a number of screenplays, & he has also written on film for Sight and Sound, The Guardian, The Independent, and Film Comment. From 1988 to 1994, he presented Moviedrome on BBC Two, providing introductions to series of alternative or obscure films. December 15 is the 349th day of the year (350th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The film director, on the right, gives last minute direction to the cast and crew, whilst filming a costume drama on location in London. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Repo Man is a 1984 cult film directed by Alex Cox, produced by Michael Nesmith, and starring Emilio Estevez and Harry Dean Stanton. ... Sight and Sound is a British monthly magazine about film. ... The Guardian is a British newspaper owned by the Guardian Media Group. ... For other uses, see The Independent (disambiguation). ... BBC Two (or BBC2 as it was formerly styled) was the second UK television station to be aired by the BBC and the first British television channel to broadcast regularly in colour (from 1967), envisaged as a home for less mainstream and more ambitious programming. ...

Partial filmography

Sleep Is for Sissies is a 1980 short film written and directed by Alex Cox. ... Repo Man is a 1984 cult film directed by Alex Cox, produced by Michael Nesmith, and starring Emilio Estevez and Harry Dean Stanton. ... Sid and Nancy movie cover. ... Straight to Hell is a song by The Clash, from their 1982 album Combat Rock. ... Walker is a 1987 motion picture by British director Alex Cox based on the life story of William Walker, the American filibuster who invaded Mexico in the 1850s and made himself President of Nicaragua shortly thereafter. ... EL PATRULLERO (1991) is the first Mexican feature by the British director Alex Cox. ... The Winner is a straight-to-TV movie directed by Alex Cox in 1995. ... Death and the Compass is British director Alex Coxs second Mexican feature (the first was El Patrullero), made in 1996. ... Three Businessmen is a film made in 1998. ... Revengers Tragedy is a film version of the play The Revengers Tragedy by Thomas Middleton (or perhaps Cyril Tourneur), first published anonymously in 1606. ... Im A Juvenile Delinquent - Jail Me! is a BBC film for young people, directed by Alex Cox, written by Tod Davies, produced by Sol Papadopoulos and starring Carla Henry. ... A party political broadcast is a short television or radio broadcast made by a political party. ...

External links

  • Alex Cox website
  • Alex Cox interview, from The Onion
  • http://www.exterminatingangel.com/
  • http://search.guardian.co.uk/search97cgi/s97networkr_cgi?QueryText=Alex+Cox&Action=Search&Collection=archive_artifact&ResultTemplate=Archive_Artifact.hts&SortSpec=VdkPublicationDate+Desc

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Alex Cox | The A.V. Club (3638 words)
Cox's next film, 1986's Sid & Nancy, was another punk masterpiece, a biopic of doomed Sex Pistols bassist Sid Vicious and lover Nancy Spungen that seethed with dark energy.
Cox has since directed the acclaimed Mexican drama Highway Patrolman, the 1996 comedy The Winner (re-cut in the U.S. without Cox's permission, leading him to remove his name from the credits), a documentary on Akira Kurosawa first screened in the U.S. on the Independent Film Channel, and the still-unreleased Three Businessmen.
Alex Cox: It was either Devo at the Starwood, which was their first Los Angeles performance, or it was an aborted gig at the Elk's Lodge Hall in Los Angeles, which I think The Go-Go's played at.
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