George Hickenlooper (1963, St. Louis) graduated in 1986 in film theory and history from Yale University where he also made a number of short films. He then worked as production assistant to Roger Corman and wrote free-lance for L.A. Style, Cineaste and Billboard. Hickenlooper recently published his first book, Reel Conversations, a collection of interviews with film directors and critics, with which he wanted to break a lance for an unrecognised `Golden Age of Film-making', the seventies. He is at present working on his first full-length feature Dogtown.