Always ‘British cinema’s prodigal son, the much-maligned maverick Alex Cox’. His films may not be to anyone’s taste, but you have to admire the way he comes up with the funding. Would think nothing of making a Welsh-language musical biopic of Simon Bolivar starring Courtney Love, Topper Headon, Reese Witherspoon and Geoffrey Hughes on a budget of 5,000 pesos. His wide-eyed, reverentially whispered introductions to Moviedrome encouraged many a budding cineaste to video El Topo and then give up a quarter of the way through. His long-awaited return from the margins could provide the shake-up the industry so badly needs. See PARKER, Alan.