American Independent Cinema: A Sight and Sound Reader / Edition 1

American Independent Cinema: A Sight and Sound Reader / Edition 1

by Jim Hillier
     
 

ISBN-10: 0851707599

ISBN-13: 9780851707594

Pub. Date: 11/15/2006

Publisher: BFI Publishing

This work examines independent cinema as an influence on European and mainstream Hollywood, combining interviews with directors, features on major genres and reviews of some key films. It adopts a broad definition of US indie film including material on Tarantino, the Coen Brothers and Gus van Sant.  See more details below

Overview

This work examines independent cinema as an influence on European and mainstream Hollywood, combining interviews with directors, features on major genres and reviews of some key films. It adopts a broad definition of US indie film including material on Tarantino, the Coen Brothers and Gus van Sant.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780851707594
Publisher:
BFI Publishing
Publication date:
11/15/2006
Series:
Sight and Sound Reader Series
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.08(w) x 10.94(h) x 0.62(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
References
Sect. 1Pioneers
State of Grace (John Cassavetes)3
As Time Goes By (John Cassavetes)5
All That Is Light - Brakhage at Sixty (interview with Stan Brakhage)10
My Time Is Not Your Time (Andy Warhol)19
The Big Wig (Andy Warhol)27
Sect. 2African Americans
Hangin with the Homeboys35
Girl n the Hood36
Daughters of the Dust (interview with Julie Dash)40
Black Is ... Black Ain't (Marlon Riggs and Tongues Untied)44
Crooklyn48
Friday50
Clockers52
Talk Now, Pay Later (Spike Lee and Girl 6)54
Million Man Mouthpiece (Spike Lee and Get on the Bus)60
Ain't No Metaphor (interview with Marc Levin & Henri M. Kessler: Slam)64
Be Black and Buy69
Sect. 3Queers
Poison77
Objects of Desire (interview with Gus Van Sant: My Own Private Idaho)79
Tom Kalin (Swoon)86
Beyond the Sons of Scorsese89
Goings and Comings (Rose Troche and Go Fish)92
Totally F***ed Up97
Nowhere to Hide (interview with Todd Haynes; Safe)100
The Doom Generation107
Boy Wonder (interview with Kimberly Peirce: Boys Don't Cry)110
Queer and Present Danger114
Sect. 4Miniaturists and Minimalists
Roadside Attractions (Jim Jarmusch and Night on Earth)123
Home and Away (interview with Jim Jarmusch)125
Slacker130
Sure Fire131
The First Kiss Takes So Long (interview with Richard Linklater: Before Sunrise)133
Living in Oblivion139
Walking and Talking140
Pulling the Pin on Hal Hartley (Hal Hartley and Henry Fool)142
Happiness145
Postcards from Mars (Jim Jarmusch and Ghost Dog)147
California Split (Timecode)152
Parallel Lines155
Sect. 5Mavericks
In the Time of Earthquakes (Robert Altman and Short Cuts)165
Night Fever (interview with Paul Thomas Anderson: Boogie Nights)170
Singing in the Rain (Paul Thomas Anderson and Magnolia)177
Bad Lieutenant180
Dealing with the Now (interview with Abel Ferrara: The Blackout, The Addiction, The Funeral)182
The Blackout188
How To Get a Head in Movies (interview with Spike Jonze and Charlie Kaufman: Being John Malkovich)190
Being John Malkovich192
Moonshine Maverick (interview with Harmony Korine: Gummo)194
The Beat-up Kid (Harmony Korine and Julien Donkey-Boy)200
Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me203
David Lynch: Mr. Contradiction (David Lynch and Lost Highway)206
Lost Highway210
City of Hope213
Sayles Talk (interview with John Sayles)215
Lone Star220
Limbo222
Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer229
One False Move231
At Home on the Range (The Ballad of Little Jo, Even Cowgirls Get the Blues)233
Quentin Tarantino on Pulp Fiction240
The Usual Suspects245
Bouna247
Normal Life249
The Thriller inside Me (This World, Then the Fireworks)251
The Mouth and the Method (interview with Quentin Tarantino: Jackie Brown)253
In Praise of Goofing Off (The Big Lebowski)258
Blind Date (Out of Sight)260
The Flashback Kid (interview with Steven Soderbergh: The Limey)265
Independents Daze268
Index273

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