Your Friends and Neighbors

Neil LaBute
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Neil LaBute's debut feature, in the company of men, was described by Variety as 'a dark, probing, truly disturbing exploration of yuppie angst and male anxieties'. In Your Friends & Neighbors, male anxiety is again on show, but in a much wider context, revealing the rabid desire of people - regardless of sex - to serve their own interest at any cost.

The intimacy between husband and wife, the trust between friend and neighbor, the mindsets that determine so many of people's actions today are scrutinized and found wanting. LaBute, who has been described as the new Kubrick, creates a representative yet recognisable world through the use of language filled with the complex nuances of everyday speech.

Author bio:

Neil LaBute was born in 1963 in Detroit, Michigan. He is the writer/director of the films In the Company of Men and Your Friends and Neighbors, and author of the stage-plays Bash, The Shape of Things (which he also adapted for the screen) and, most recently, The Mercy Seat. He has also directed the feature films Nurse Betty and Possession, the latter adapted from the novel by A. S. Byatt.

Category: Literature & literary studies
ISBN: 9780571197910
Edition No: 1
Publisher: Faber
Imprint: Faber Film
Pub Date: July 2005
Page Extent: 112
Format: Paperback
Age: 0 - 0
Subject: Literature & literary studies