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100 American Independent Films / Edition 2
     

100 American Independent Films / Edition 2

by Jason Wood
 

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ISBN-10: 1844572900

ISBN-13: 9781844572908

Pub. Date: 09/01/2009

Publisher: BFI Publishing

American Independent films have to many observers provided the only experimental and distinctive voices in recent US cinema. Now an increasingly pervasive influence on contemporary European cinema and mainstream Hollywood, a whole generation of innovative and idiosyncratic American film-makers including Steven Soderbergh, Todd Haynes, Hal Hartley and Jim Jarmusch

Overview

American Independent films have to many observers provided the only experimental and distinctive voices in recent US cinema. Now an increasingly pervasive influence on contemporary European cinema and mainstream Hollywood, a whole generation of innovative and idiosyncratic American film-makers including Steven Soderbergh, Todd Haynes, Hal Hartley and Jim Jarmusch emerged during the critical and commercial renaissance of the late 1980s and 1990s.

Jason Wood's guide defines and outlines a personal but representative selection of a hundred recommended American independent films. Listing titles such as 'sex, lies and videotape', 'Blood Simple', 'Pulp Fiction', right up to 'Donnie Darko' each entry includes a plot synopsis, a commentary on the film's significance, production and exhibition history and cross-references to other films.

Jason Wood's expert but concise selection, part of the new BFI Screen Guides Series, is an informative map to one of the most vital areas in the contemporary film-making scene.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781844572908
Publisher:
BFI Publishing
Publication date:
09/01/2009
Series:
Screen Guides Series
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsix
Prefacex
Introduction1
Angel City, Jon Jost, 197711
Another Girl, Another Planet, Michael Almereyda, 199213
Badlands, Terrence Malick, 197315
Bad Lieutenant, Abel Ferrara, 199217
Being John Malkovich, Spike Jonze, 199919
The Blair Witch Project, Daniel Myrick, Eduardo Sanchez, 199921
Blood Simple, Joel Coen, 198324
Boogie Nights, Paul Thomas Anderson, 199728
Born in Flames, Lizzie Borden, 198330
Bottle Rocket, Wes Anderson, 199633
Boys Don't Cry, Kimberly Peirce, 199935
Boyz N the Hood, John Singleton, 199137
Buffalo '66, Vincent Gallo, 199739
Candy Moutain, Robert Frank, Rudy Wurlitzer, 198741
Chan Is Missing, Wayne Wang, 198143
Chuck and Buck, Miguel Arteta, 200045
Clean, Shaven, Lodge Kerrigan, 199347
Clerks, Kevin Smith, 199349
Crumb, Terry Zwigoff, 199552
Dark Days, Marc Singer, 200055
Daughters of the Dust, Julie Dash, 199157
The Daytrippers, Greg Mottola, 199559
Donnie Darko, Richard Kelly, 200161
Don't Look Back, D. A. Pennebaker, 196763
Do the Right Thing, Spike Lee, 198965
Down by Law, Jim Jarmusch, 198667
Drugstore Cowboy, Gus Van Sant, 198969
Easy Rider, Dennis Hopper, 196971
Eating Raoul, Paul Bartel, 198275
El Mariachi, Robert Rodriguez, 199277
Eraserhead, David Lynch, 197679
The Evil Dead, Sam Raimi, 198282
Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!, Russ Meyer, 196584
F for Fake (Verites et mensonges), Orson Welles, 197386
Gas Food Lodging, Allison Anders, 199188
George Washington, David Gordon Green, 200091
Girlfight, Karyn Kusama, 199994
Go Fish, Rose Troche, 199496
Gummo, Harmony Korine, 199798
Heavy, James Mangold, 1995101
Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer, John McNaughton, 1986103
High Art, Lisa Cholodenko, 1998105
Hoop Dreams, Steve James, 1994107
Impostors, Mark Rappaport, 1979109
In the Company of Men, Neil LaBute, 1997111
In the Soup, Alexandre Rockwell, 1992113
Juice, Ernest Dickerson, 1992115
Just Another Girl on the I.R.T., Leslie Harris, 1992117
Kids, Larry Clark, 1995120
Killer of Sheep, Charles Burnett, 1977122
The Killing of a Chinese Bookie, John Cassavetes, 1975125
The Kill-Off, Maggie Greenwald, 1989127
The Last Seduction, John Dahl, 1993129
The Living End, Gregg Araki, 1992131
Living in Oblivion, Tom DiCillo, 1995133
Lonesome Cowboys, Andy Warhol, 1968135
The Loveless, Kathryn Bigelow, Monty Montgomery, 1981137
Matewan, John Sayles, 1987139
Mean Streets, Martin Scorsese, 1973141
Metropolitan, Whit Stillman, 1989144
Nashville, Robert Altman, 1975147
Night of the Living Dead, George A. Romero, 1968150
One False Move, Carl Franklin, 1991152
Parting Glances, Bill Sherwood, 1985154
[pi] (Pi), Darren Aronofsky, 1997156
Pink Flamingos, John Waters, 1972158
Poison, Todd Haynes, 1990161
Portrait of Jason, Shirley Clarke, 1967164
Reservoir Dogs, Quentin Tarantino, 1991167
Return of the Secaucus Seven, John Sayles, 1979169
Roger & Me, Michael Moore, 1989172
Salt of the Earth, Herbert J. Biberman, 1953174
Schizopolis, Steven Soderbergh, 1996176
Sex, lies and videotape, Steven Soderbergh, 1989178
Shadows, John Cassavetes, 1959181
Sherman's March, Ross McElwee, 1985184
She's Gotta Have It, Spike Lee, 1986186
Shock Corridor, Sam Fuller, 1963189
Simple Men, Hal Hartley, 1992191
Slacker, Richard Linklater, 1991193
Smithereens, Susan Seidelman, 1982195
Spanking the Monkey, David O. Russell, 1994197
Static, Mark Romanek, 1985199
Stranger Than Paradise, Jim Jarmusch, 1984201
Suture, Scott McGehee, David Siegel, 1993205
Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song, Melvin Van Peebles, 1971208
Swingers, Doug Liman, 1996210
Swoon, Tom Kalin, 1991212
The Thin Blue Line, Errol Morris, 1988214
Tongues Untied, Marlon T. Riggs, 1989217
Trees Lounge, Steve Buscemi, 1996219
Triple Bogey on a Par Five Hole, Amos Poe, 1991222
Trouble in Mind, Alan Rudolph, 1985224
Two-Lane Blacktop, Monte Hellman, 1971227
The Unbelievable Truth, Hal Hartley, 1989229
Variety, Bette Gordon, 1983232
Walking and Talking, Nicole Holofcener, 1996234
Wanda, Barbara Loden, 1970236
Welcome to the Dollhouse, Todd Solondz, 1995238
You Can Count on Me, Kenneth Lonergan, 2000240
Useful websites243
Bibliography245
Index249

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