Contemporary American Independent Film: From the Margins to the Mainstream

Contemporary American Independent Film: From the Margins to the Mainstream


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ISBN-13: 9780415254861
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 11/01/2004
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 6.42(w) x 9.28(h) x 0.65(d)

About 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

(Flicks Books, 1998).

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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