Contemporary American Independent Film

Publisher : Psychology Press

ISBN-13 : 0415254868

Page : 299 pages

Rating : 4.5/5 from 868 voters

From Easy Rider to The Blair Witch Project, this book is a comprehensive examination of the independent film scene. Exploring the uneasy relationship between independent films and the major studios, the contributors trace the changing ideas and definitions of independent cinema, and the diversity of independent film practices. They consider the ways in which indie films are marketed and distributed, and how new technologies such as video, cable and the internet, offered new opportunities for filmmakers to produce and market independent films. Turning to the work of key auteurs such as John Sayles and Haile Gerima, contributors ask whether independent filmmakers can also be stars, and consider how indie features like Boys Don't Cry and Shopping for Fangs address issues of gender, sexuality and ethnicity normally avoided by Hollywood. For all students of film studies and American studies, this cultural journey through independent film history will be an absolute must read.

More Books:

Contemporary American Independent Film
Language: en
Pages: 299
Authors: Chris Holmlund
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005 - Publisher: Psychology Press

From Easy Rider to The Blair Witch Project, this book is a comprehensive examination of the independent film scene. Exploring the uneasy relationship between in
American Independent Cinema
Language: en
Pages: 304
Authors: Geoff King
Categories: Business & Economics
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-09-08 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

The independent sector has produced many of the most distinctive films to have appeared in the US in recent decades. From 'Sex, Lies and Videotape' in the 1980s
Indie Reframed
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: Linda Badley
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-02-07 - Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

Explores the films, practitioners, production and distribution contexts that currently represent American womens independent cinemaWith the consolidation of ain
American Independent Cinema
Language: en
Pages: 302
Authors: Yannis Tzioumakis
Categories: Independent filmmakers
Type: BOOK - Published: 2006 - Publisher:

This introduction to American Independent Cinema offers both a comprehensive industrial and economic history of the sector from the early twentieth century to t
A Companion to American Indie Film
Language: en
Pages: 544
Authors: Geoff King
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-12-19 - Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

A Companion to American Indie Film features a comprehensive collection of newly commissioned essays that represent a state-of-the-art resource for understanding
US Independent Film After 1989
Language: en
Pages: 240
Authors: Claire Perkins
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-02-27 - Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

"Looking beyond the directors and works that have branded indie discourse in the 1990s and 2000s, US Independent Film After 1989: Possible Films attends to a gr
American Independent Cinema
Language: en
Pages: 253
Authors: Geoff King
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013 - Publisher: Routledge

The American independent sector has attracted much attention in recent years, an upsurge of academic work on the subject being accompanied by wider public debat
100 American Independent Films
Language: en
Pages: 272
Authors: Jason Wood
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-07-25 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

This revised and updated new edition provides a guide to 100 of the most interesting and influential American independent films, from Bonnie and Clyde to Junebu
American Independent Cinema
Language: en
Pages: 240
Authors: Yannis Tzioumakis
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-03-07 - Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

A comparative analysis of key Islamic ity platforms and their debates
Stillness of Solitude
Language: en
Pages: 224
Authors: Michelle Devereaux
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-07-03 - Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

Michelle Devereaux explores the underlying philosophical and aesthetic Romantic connections between a selection of seven films from four popular filmmakers: Wes