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American independent cinema

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Indiana University Press , Bloomington
Motion pictures -- United States -- History., Independent filmmakers -- United States., Motion picture industry -- United States -- His

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StatementGeoff King.
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LC ClassificationsPN1993.5.U6 K465 2005
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Pagination294 p. :
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Open LibraryOL3436767M
ISBN 100253347025, 0253218268
LC Control Number2005281974
OCLC/WorldCa61455170

In American Independent Cinema, Geoff King argues that independence can be defined partly in industry terms but also according to formal and aesthetic strategies and by distinctive attitudes toward social and political issues, suggesting that independence is a dynamic rather than a fixed quality.

Chapters focus on distribution and relationships Cited by: Geoff King is Professor of Film Studies at Brunel University and author of five books focused on the independent sector, including American Independent Cinema (), Indiewood, USA: Where Hollywood Meets Independent Cinema () and Indie Change and Continuity in Contemporary Indie Film ().

Claire Molloy is Professor of Film, Television and Digital Media at Edge Hill University.5/5(1). From the prestige films of Cagney Productions to recent, ultra-low budget cult hits, such as Clerks and The Blair Witch Project, American independent cinema has produced some of the most distinctive films ever comprehensive introduction draws on key films, filmmakers, and film companies from the early twentieth century to the present to examine the factors that/5.

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 s to 'The Blair Witch Project' and New Queer Cinema in the s and the ultra-low budget digital video features of the s, indie films have thrived, creating a body of work that stands out American independent cinema book the dominant Hollywood mainstream.

American Independent Cinema book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. Geoff King's important book stands with the best scholarship /5.

Geoff King is Professor of Film Studies at Brunel University London, UK. He is the author of numerous books on American film topics, including American Independent Cinema (), Indiewood, USA: Where Hollywood Meets Independent Cinema (), Indie Change and Continuity in Contemporary American Indie Film () and Quality Hollywood: Markers of Distinction in Contemporary Studio Film.

cinema, for example, or seeking to carve a niche through the creation of ‘quality’, stylish, cultish or offbeat films, the primary goal of which remains the provision of profit-generating entertainment. One of the main aims of this book is to chart the contours of American independent cinema within File Size: KB.

Examines crisis, transition and metamorphosis in American independent cinema Anna Backman Rogers argues that American independent cinema is a cinema not merely in crisis, but also of crisis. As a cinema which often explores the rite of passage by explici. Geoff King is Professor of Film Studies at Brunel University and author of five books focused on the independent sector, including American Independent Cinema (), Indiewood, USA: Where Hollywood Meets Independent Cinema () and Indie Change and Continuity in Contemporary Indie Film ().

Claire Molloy is Professor of Film, Television and Digital Media at Edge Hill University. *The first book to examine what American Independent Cinema has meant at various times in the history of American cinema.

*Places emphasis on industrial and economic conditions and how these shaped the independent sector throughout the 20th century.5/5(2). This introduction to American Independent Cinema offers both a comprehensive industrial and economic history of the sector from the early twentieth century to the present and a study of key individual films, filmmakers and film companies.

Ordered chronologically, beginning with independent filmmaking in the studio era (examining both top-rank and low-end independent film production), moving to Author: Yannis Tzioumakis.

AMERICAN INDEPENDENT CINEMA An Introduction Yannis Tzioumakis AMERICAN INDEPENDENT CINEMA Yannis Tzioumakis ‘A substantial and insightful examination of the infrastructure of independent American cinema.

This is a true advance on previous studies and deepens the reader’s understanding of how independent films get made and distributed. For thisFile Size: 1MB. 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 s to 'The Blair Witch Project' and New Queer Cinema in the s and the ultra-low budget digital video features of the s, indie films have thrived, creating a body of work that stands out from the dominant Hollywood mainstream.5/5(2).

Readers will develop an understanding of the complex dynamic relations between independent and mainstream American cinema. The main argument revolves around the idea that independent American cinema has developed alongside mainstream Hollywood cinema with institutional, industrial and economic changes in the latter shaping and informing the by: This introduction to American Independent Cinema offers both a comprehensive industrial and economic history of the sector from the early twentieth century to the present and a study of key individual films, filmmakers and film companies.

Readers will develop an understanding of the complex dynamic relations between independent and mainstream American main argument revolves around. The status of the indie sector at the end of the first decade of the twenty-first century was subject to a number of differing judgements, so much so for it to have been a period of some confusion to many of those interested in or with a commitment to this part of the American film : Geoff King.

The result is a timely and insightful book.” — Lara McKenzie, PopAnth “For a general overview of American independent cinema and how it fits into broader changes in y as a whole, Ortner’s book offers a comparatively light yet thoroughly engaging study.” — Alison Frank, Film Quarterly.

In American Independent Cinema, Geoff King argues that independence can be defined partly in industry terms but also according to formal and aesthetic strategies and by distinctive attitudes toward social and political issues, suggesting that independence is a dynamic rather than a fixed quality.

The most important development in American culture of the last two decades is the emergence of independent cinema as a viable alternative to Hollywood. Indeed, while Hollywood's studios devote much of their time and energy to churning out big-budget, star-studded event movies, a renegade independent cinema that challenges mainstream fare Cited by: An independent film, independent movie, indie film or indie movie is a feature film or short film that is produced outside the major film studio system, in addition to being produced and distributed by independent entertainment companies.

Independent films are sometimes distinguishable by their content and style and the way in which the filmmakers' personal artistic vision is realized. In the late s and early 70s a new generation of young filmmakers came to prominence in American cinema.

Their work was thematically complex, formally innovative, morally ambiguous, anti-establishment, and rich in mythic resonance. They spoke for a generation disillusioned by the Vietnam War, disenchanted by the ruling elite, and less willing to conform than their parents.

Given American independent cinema's rise to prominence over the past two decades, the time is ripe for a comprehensive account of the catalysts behind that rise, as well as an assessment of indie cinema's effect on American film culture and its relationship to the mainstream Hollywood industry.

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Inventing American indie cinema before QT was even born, writer-director John Cassavetes’ debut feature is a rough hewn landmark and one of the most influential indies of all time.

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Free shipping for many products. A fascinating new look at the role played by psychodrama and improvisation in American independent cinema, past and present.

Grounded in detailed case studies, Rewriting Indie Cinema provides a wealth of insights into alternative scripting and production practices that place spontaneity and performance center-frame. The American independent sector has attracted much attention in recent years, an upsurge of academic work on the subject being accompanied by wider public debate.

But many questions remain about how exactly independence should be defined and how its relationship might be understood with other parts of the cinematic landscape, most notably the. Examination of the emergence, establishment, and transformations of American indie film.

Addresses main genres, key films and prominent directors by looking at the aesthetic characteristics of indie films, as well as the social and institutional contexts (primarily its relationship to Hollywood cinema) that led to the creation and important impact of this filmmaking practice.

This third volume of the successful Directory of World Cinema series to focus on American independent filmmaking presents in-depth essays on forty-four filmmakers who have primarily worked outside the mainstream or on its industrial margins.

Contributors offer close analyses of the work of both widely acknowledged auteurs and little-known provocateurs who deserve much wider recognition.

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Description. The nature of independent films created a riff with mainstream studios in the s and 40s. In “The Cinema Book” a section titled “The Studios” explains how power shifted to the front office and away from creative personnel.

“The demand was for .Sometimes it feels like American independent cinema has become one long search for the next Little Miss Sunshine. Following a family of eccentrics racing to a preteen beauty pageant in a bright yellow Volkswagen, this hit road dramedy premiered to much acclaim at Sundance, where it sold to Fox Searchlight for a then-record $ million; it.