American Independent Cinema: indie, indiewood and beyond

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  • Format: Nonspecific Binding
  • Copyright: 2012-12-14
  • Publisher: Routledge

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In recent years few topics within film studies, and especially Hollywood cinema, have attracted more attention than American independent cinema. Written by some of the leading authors in the field, American independent cinema: indie, indiewood and beyondwill introduce students to recent developments as well as reviewing, reassessing and revising particular positions, approaches and arguments concerning American independent cinema. Structured as four carefully designed sections: Approaching Independence; Indie Manifestations; Independents and Hollywood and Alternative Voices, these essays: Explore new definitions of independent cinema and new conceptual frameworks for thinking about what constitutes independent filmmaking practice in the United States Revisit and reexamine particular junctures in the history of American cinema through the prism of independence. Reassess the relationship between commercial mainstream producers and independent producers and explore their co-dependency at particular historical moments. Explore the various manifestations of independence under particular institutional circumstances. Discuss recent developments in the sector such as reception practices that originate on the web or the establishment of specialty arms for the production and distribution of genre films American Independent Cinemawill provide a definitive research tool for both students and academics involved in the study and research of independent film in the US. Contributors:Janet Staiger, Yannis Tzioumakis, Geoff King, James MacDowell, Michael Z. Newman, Mark Gallagher, Warren Buckland, Alisa Perren, Thomas Schatz, Peter Krämer, Claire Molloy, Michele Schreiber, Gary Needham and Novotny Lawrence and Philip Drake.

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