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:

There are no historical films in this list.