Thursday, March 1, 2007

Anurag Kashyap

Anurag Kashyap
Director / Screenwriter

101 years old


Last Login: 2/26/2007
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Anurag Kashyap's Film Bio
Influences Scorcese, Lynch, Hal Ashby, Fritz Lang, Otto Preminger, Samuel Fuller, Jean Pierre Melville, Coppola of "The Conversation and Apocalypse Now", Tarkofsky, Kenji Fukasaku, Truffaut, Billy Wilder, Kubrick, Guru Dutt's "Pyaasa", Seijun Suzuki, Peter Weir, Istvan Szabo, De Palma, Michael Mann
Directors People I love but am not influence by: Kurosawa, Hitchcock

The new order that I admire: Fincher, Arronofsky, Farhan Akhtar, Shriram Raghavan, Chris Nolan, Fatih Akin, Tarantino, Michael Haneke, Sussane Bier
Awards Special Jury Prize, Best Feature "Black Friday" - Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles
Festivals Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles -

Anurag Kashyap's Interests
General "Anything that's new and draws me in...whatever can fuck with my head or my heart, and makes me insanely jealous is worth worshipping"
Music THE DOORS, PINK FLOYD, DYLAN, Cohen, The Usual Suspects, Velvet Underground, Iggy Pop, Early Springsteen.

I like oldies more than most, Mamas and Papas, Roger Whitaker, all the Tarantino movie soundtracks, Alanis's Jagged Little Pill, Annie de Franco, Bjork, Indian Ocean, A.R. Rahman with Gulzar, Gorillaz, Dido
Movies Movies that changed my life: The Bicycle Thief, Taxi Driver, Mean Streets, Alan Parker's "Pink Floyd's THE WALL", Deewar, Pyaasa, Teesri Kasam

NEW MOVIES: Head On, Climates and Distant by Nuri Belgan Ceylan, Memories of Murder, 13 Tzameti, Sin City, Kill Bill 1&2, Kung Fu Hustle, United 93, The Proposition, Dil Chahta Hai, Lage Raho Munnabhai, Open Hearts
Books Kafka's Trial, Crime and Punishment, The Gambler, Notes From the Underground by Dostoevsky, All the Chandlers, Hamett, David Goodis, Jim Thompson, Andrew Vachhs, Barry Gifford, Chuck Palahnuk, Woolrich, Spillane, Simenon, Maj Sjowall and Par Wahloo, Henning Mankell & HARUKI MURAKAMI, MICHEL HOUELLEBECQ.

My new favourites are KEN BRUEN, Jason Starr, just discovered Charles Bukowski, Allan Guthrie, Pelecanos, Charlie Huston

LOVE GRAPHIC NOVELS: Alan Moore, Frank Miller, Harvey Pekar, Daniel Clowes, Maus, all the early PARADOX GRAPHIC MYSTERIES, 100 bullets, oh and Batman.

Loads of new foreign language mystery writers that keep popping up once in a while when they get translated. e.g. OUT by Natsuo Kirino, The Snowman by Jorg Fauser, Sun and Shadow by Ake Edwardson.

Anurag Kashyap's Details
Status: Married
Orientation: Straight
Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
Children: Proud parent

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