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CITY OF MARGINS

A list of films that influenced my new novel, CITY OF MARGINS. Some of them have a direct connection to the book, while others served more as guides in terms of tone and atmosphere and structure. The Altman, Rudolph, and Sayles picks were what made me want to write a big ensemble story in the first place. I revisited all of these films in the process of writing the book, letting them work their magic on me. In the video store of my dreams, this is my CITY OF MARGINS rec shelf. More about the book here: pegasusbooks.com/books/city-of-margins-9781643133188-hardcover

  • Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
  • Written on the Wind
  • Smoke
  • City of Hope
  • Mikey and Nicky
  • Choose Me
  • Short Cuts
  • Stella Dallas
  • Pandora's Box
  • Light of Day
  • Mean Streets
  • Smithereens
  • The Seven Five
  • Magnolia
  • Trouble in Mind
  • Out of the Blue
  • Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore
  • Pulp Fiction
  • Buffalo '66
  • Outside In
  • Tea and Sympathy
  • Love at Large
  • Love Streams
  • The Glass Shield
  • Bad Lieutenant
  • Thunder Road
  • Moonrise
  • Old Boyfriends
  • Singles
  • Gas Food Lodging
  • Certain Women
  • Twin Peaks: Northwest Passage
  • Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me
  • Twin Peaks: The Return
  • Drugstore Cowboy
  • Some Came Running
  • Bigger Than Life
  • Saturday Night Fever
  • Blood Simple
  • Carlito's Way
  • Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai
  • Miller's Crossing
  • They Shoot Horses, Don't They?
  • Giant
  • The Misfits
  • A Place in the Sun
  • You Were Never Really Here
  • Angie
  • First Reformed
  • Santa Sangre