Directory of World Cinema: American Independent (häftad)
Format
Häftad (Paperback / softback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
327
Utgivningsdatum
2010-08-15
Förlag
Intellect Books
Illustrationer
50
Dimensioner
234 x 171 x 19 mm
Vikt
589 g
Antal komponenter
1
Komponenter
1467:Standard Color 6.69 x 9.61 in or 244 x 170 mm (Pinched Crown) Perfect Bound on White w/Matte La
ISSN
2040-798X
ISBN
9781841503684
Directory of World Cinema: American Independent (häftad)

Directory of World Cinema: American Independent

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With high-profile Academy Award nominations and an increasing number of big-name actors eager to sign on to promising projects, independent films have been at the forefront in recent years like never before. But the roots of such critical and commercial successes as The Hurt Locker and Precious can be traced to the first boom of independent cinema in the 1960s, when a raft of talented filmmakers emergedto capture the attention of a rapidly growing audience of young viewers. A thorough overview of a thriving area of cultural life, Directory of World Cinema: American Independent chronicles the rise of the independent sector as an outlet for directors who challenge the status quo, yet still produce accessible feature films that not only find wide audiences but enjoy considerable box office appeal--without sacrificing critical legitimacy. Key directors are interviewed and profiled, and a sizeable selection of films are referenced and reviewed. More than a dozen sub-genres--including African American cinema, queer cinema, documentary, familial dysfunction, and exploitation--are individually considered, with an emphasis on their ability to engage with tensions inherent in American society. Copious illustrations and a range of research resources round out the volume, making this a truly comprehensive guide. At a time when independent films are enjoying considerable cultural cachet, this easy-to-use yet authoritative guide will find an eager audience in media historians, film studies scholars, and movie buffs alike.
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"Intellect is very quickly establishing itself in the first-book-to-reach-for market with its Directory of World Cinema series. . . . A particular strength of these volumes is the manner with which historical teleology is disrupted in favor of a more cohesive thematic exploration. This volume also includes pieces on John Waters, David Lynch, Charlie Kaufman, and Stuart Gordon, as well as appendixes providing recommended reading, online sources, and a "Test Your Knowledge" quiz. . . . [This is] a very handy volume that is great as a starting point or for those new to particular aspects of a national cinema."--Scott Wilson"Media International Australia" (05/15/2011) Intellect is very quickly establishing itself in the first-book-to-reach-for market with its Directory of World Cinema series. . . . A particular strength of these volumes is the manner with which historical teleology is disrupted in favor of a more cohesive thematic exploration. This volume also includes pieces on John Waters, David Lynch, Charlie Kaufman, and Stuart Gordon, as well as appendixes providing recommended reading, online sources, and a Test Your Knowledge quiz. . . . [This is] a very handy volume that is great as a starting point or for those new to particular aspects of a national cinema. --Scott Wilson"Media International Australia" (05/15/2011)"

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John Berra is a writer and researcher specializing in contemporary film studies. He is the author of "Declarations of Independence: American Cinema and the Partiality of Independent Production" and the editor of "Directory of World Cinema: Japan." He is also a contributor to magazines, including "Electric Sheep "and" Film International."

Innehållsförteckning

Introduction by the Editor Film of the Year The Hurt Locker Industry Spotlight Interviews with Adam Green and Wayne Kramer Cultural Crossover John Waters and Baltimore Scoring Cinema Mulholland Drive Directors Stuart Gordon Charlie Kaufman David Lynch African-American Cinema The American Nightmare Chemical World Crime Documentary Exploitation USA Familial Dysfunction Narrative Disorder On the Road Queer Cinema Rural Americana Slackers The Suburbs Underground USA