Alexander Payne

Alexander PayneAlexander Payne is a renowned film producer and director who has established his presence in the industry by producing films that touch on people’s real lives. They are primarily comical but touch on the dark sides of humanity. His duration in his filmmaking career stands at thirty years. He has withstood the test of time and has enough experience in what he does.

It is the norm that people will try things and fail at first. However, with hard work and consistency, there will be a breakout. Alexander Payne’s breakout happened in 1996 when he produced Citizen Ruth. This was the film that propelled him to fame. He continued to produce others that also did well, including About Schmidt, Sideways, and Election. He also directed a couple more such as The Descendants and Je T’aime.

Alexander Payne wrote Citizen Ruth alongside Jim Taylor, with whom they produced several other films later on. The film reflects realism. Laura Dern acts as Ruth and is portrayed as a protagonist single mother addicted to drug abuse.

The problem is so big that the government opts to take her kids away from her. At some point, she faces court charges while pregnant. The judge advises that it would be good for her to abort the fetus. He even promises to be lenient on her sentence for doing so. However, an evangelical couple offers to move in with her and take care of her.

But, this is not the end of it. Various groups continue with the pull and back as to whether she should abort or not. Both sides offer her money. Eventually, she miscarries the baby but pretends it never happened so that she can pocket cash from those who were for the idea of abortion.

Alexander Payne The other film conspired by Alexander Payne is Election. It reflects the politics of the day and how various interests of the involved parties collude and end up with adverse effects. It is important to note that Alexander Payne prefers to produce films with the same people. He has a simple reason for this – these are the people he resonates well with and have the experience needed for the job.

 

Alexander Payne is a renowned film producer and director who has established his presence in the industry by producing films that touch on people’s real lives. They are primarily comical but touch on the dark sides of humanity. His duration in his filmmaking career stands at thirty years. He has withstood the test of time…