Contemporary American Independent Film [NOOK Book]


From Easy Rider to The Blair Witch Project, this book comprehensively studies the independent film scene and traces the changing ideas and definitions of independent cinema, and the diversity of independent film practices over the past thirty years.
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Contemporary American Independent Film

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From Easy Rider to The Blair Witch Project, this book comprehensively studies the independent film scene and traces the changing ideas and definitions of independent cinema, and the diversity of independent film practices over the past thirty years.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780203312964
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/30/2004
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 320
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Chris Holmlund is Professor of Cinema Studies, Women's Studies and French at the University of Tennessee. She is the author of Impossible Bodies (Routledge, 2003) and co-editor of Between the Sheets, In the Streets: Queer, Lesbian, Gay Documentary (Minnesota University Press, 1997). She is working on a book on action films.
Justin Wyatt is Executive Director, Research at the ABC Television Network. He holds a Ph.D. in Critical Studies from UCLA, and is the author of High Concept: Movies and Marketing in Hollywood (University of Texas Press, 1994) and Poison (Flicks Books, 1998).
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Table of Contents

1. Introduction: From the Margins to the Mainstream Part 1: Critical Formations 2. Introduction to 'Critical Formations' 3. The Independent Feature Movement 4. Independence for Independents 5. Dimension Pictures: Portrait of a 1970s Independent 6. End of the Indies 7. Alternative Cinemas Part 2: Cult Film/Cool Film 8. 'Queen of the Indies': Parker Posey's Niche Stardom and the Taste Cultures of Independent Film 9. Dark, Disturbing, Intelligent, Provocative, and Quirky: Avant-garde Cinema of the 1980s and 1990s 10. Communitarianism, Film Entrepreneurism and the Crusade of Troma Entertainment Part 3: Iconoclasts & Auteurs 11. John Sayles, Independent Filmmaker: Bet on Yourself 12. Haile Gerima: Sacred Shield of Culture 13. Seminal Fantasies: Wakefield Poole, Pornography, Independent Cinema and the Avant-Garde Part 4: Identity Hooks - Cultural Binds 14. Generation Q's ABCs: Queer Kids and 1990s Independent Films 15. Just Another Girl Outside the Neo-Indie 16. Guests at The Wedding Banquet: The Cinema of the Chinese Diaspora and the Rise of the American Independents Part 5: Shifting Markets, Changing Media 17. Revisiting 1970s Independent Distribution and Marketing Strategies 18. Digital Deployment(s) 19. The IFC and Sundance: Channeling Independence
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