CCU19: A Conversation with Alex Cox

Alex Cox in Bill the Galactic Hero

Mark and Aaron talk to Director, Screenwriter, Actor, Author (and many other titles) Alex Cox. We focus on his films in the Criterion Collection, including Repo Man, Sid & Nancy, Walker and Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas, but we delve into a lot of other interesting subjects. Most of this is just film aficionados talking to each other and sharing tastes with each other. Alex was a forthcoming, interesting and humorous guest, who were were honored to speak with.

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Alex Cox

Tombstone Rashomon Indiegogo

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Alex Cox’s Current Website

Alex Cox’s Old Website

Various topics discussed:

Alex’s Criterion Connections.
His films in the Criterion Collection.
Tombstone Rashomon and Crowdfunding.
The casting of Sid.
The cinematography of Roger Deakins and Robby Müller.
Sam Peckinpah’s Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid.
West Coast USA versus British Punk Scene.
Werner Herzog and Klaus Kinski.
His favorite films that he has made.
Other films of his Criterion should release.
Modern popular Mexican cinema.
Repo Man and Kenny Rogers.
Harry Dean Stanton.
Lawrence Olivier, Marlon Brando, and method acting.
Roger Corman & independent filmmaking.
Fear & Loathing with Hunter S Thompson

Watch Alex Cox’s documentary here: Kurosawa: The Last Emperor

AK 100: 25 Film by Akira Kurosawa

Doc (1971), Frank Perry

15 Mexican Films You Should Stream on Netflix.

Miguel Sandoval


Where to Find Us:

Mark Hurne: Twitter | Blog | Letterboxd
Aaron West: Twitter | Blog | Letterboxd
Criterion Close-Up: Facebook | Twitter | Email

Posted on December 12, 2015, in Film, Podcast. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Reblogged this on and commented:
    We had a great time talking to Director, Screenwriter, Actor, Author (and many other titles) Alex Cox. From Daniel Day Lewis vs. Gary Oldman to Kinski and Herzog, his favorite of his films and more, we hope you enjoy the conversation!

  2. Best 2 hours I have spent listening to a podcast! The best podcast episode the Criterion Close Up ever recorded as stated by Mr. Alex Cox! Would love to have his autographed bluray if his indiegogo is open!

  1. Pingback: Highway Patrolman (Alex Cox, 1991) | Make Mine Criterion!

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