The Encyclopedia of American Independent Filmmaking

The Encyclopedia of American Independent Filmmaking

by Vincent A. LoBrutto
     
 

ISBN-10: 0313301999

ISBN-13: 9780313301995

Pub. Date: 12/30/2002

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

Independent filmmaking is often regarded as a relatively recent phenomenon, yet the so-called movement has actually existed as long as movies themselves. In this indispensable single-volume reference work, LoBrutto surveys the subject from cinema's inception through the 21st century.

Written in an accessible style and including biographical, critical, factual,

Overview

Independent filmmaking is often regarded as a relatively recent phenomenon, yet the so-called movement has actually existed as long as movies themselves. In this indispensable single-volume reference work, LoBrutto surveys the subject from cinema's inception through the 21st century.

Written in an accessible style and including biographical, critical, factual, and bibliographical information, this remarkable source encompasses films and filmmakers operating independently from the studio system in concept, financing, production, and distribution. Such a broad interpretation of independent filmmaking separates it from that of commercial Hollywood, a conglomerate existing to create product rather than support personal artistic vision. Many of the entries' subjects have rarely been investigated and studied—yet knowledge of independent filmmaking is vital to any understanding the cinematic medium, making this an essential book for any library's film shelves.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313301995
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
12/30/2002
Pages:
584
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 1.25(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsix
Introductionxiii
The Encyclopedia1
Appendix A100 Significant Independent Films467
Appendix BWinners of the Sundance Film Festival and Independent Spirit Awards471
Appendix CDistributors of Independent Films475
Bibliography477
Index485

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