American Independent Cinema: A Sight and Sound Reader

American Independent Cinema: A Sight and Sound Reader

by Jim Hillier, Jim Hillier
     
 

An inspiration to European film-makers and to mainstream Hollywood, US independent cinema has blossomed in the late 80s and 90s with an enormous variety of idiosyncratic and challenging cinema coming to the fore.

Sight and Sound magazine has captured much of the excitement of this vital, intelligent and often quirky cinema as it happened. This book, part of

Overview

An inspiration to European film-makers and to mainstream Hollywood, US independent cinema has blossomed in the late 80s and 90s with an enormous variety of idiosyncratic and challenging cinema coming to the fore.

Sight and Sound magazine has captured much of the excitement of this vital, intelligent and often quirky cinema as it happened. This book, part of a new series of Sight and Sound Readers, combines interviews with directors, features on major genres and reviews of some of the key films released derived from the pages of the magazine. The editor Jim Hillier adopts a broad definition of US indie film including material on the Coen brothers, Quentin Tarantino, Gus van Sant, Jim Jarmusch, Rose Troche, Todd Haynes, Hal Hartley and many more besides.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780851707587
Publisher:
BFI Publishing
Publication date:
03/01/2001
Series:
BFI Sight and Sound Reader Series
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.25(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Writers include leading US critics Amy Taubin, Ruby Rich, J. Hoberman and many more.
In addition several new pieces provide additional context for an enormously diverse 'wave' of cinematic activity.

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