American Independent Cinema
By (author) Geoff King
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American Independent Cinema by Geoff King
Book Description"Geoff King s important book stands with the best scholarship I have seen on this vital, constantly evolving subject." David Sterritt, author of The Films of Alfred HitchcockThe independent sector has produced many of the most distinctive films to have appeared in the U.S. in recent decades. From sex, lies and videotape in the 1980s to The Blair Witch Project and New Queer Cinema in the 1990s and the ultra low budget digital video features of the 2000s, indie films have thrived, creating a body of work that stands out from the dominant Hollywood mainstream. But what exactly is "independent" cinema? In American Independent Cinema, Geoff King argues that independence can be defined partly in industry terms but also according to formal and aesthetic strategies and by distinctive attitudes toward social and political issues, suggesting that independence is a dynamic rather than a fixed quality. Chapters focus on distribution and relationships with Hollywood studios, narrative and other formal dimensions, approaches to genre, and alternative sociopolitical visions. King also traces the history of the independent sector from the days of early cinema through the beginning of the 21st century."
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780253218261
(240mm x 162mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Indiana University Press
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publish Date: 1-Aug-2005
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Geoff King
Indie 2.0, Paperback (April 2013)
Demonstrates that indie productions continue to thrive, even in the face of difficult economic circumstances. This book explores opportunities for indie films, including the use of low-cost digital video and the pursuit of the internet and social media as alternative means of funding, distribution, promotion and sales.
American Independent Cinema, Paperback (October 2012)
Edited and written by leading authors in the field, this book offers an examination of American independent cinema through four sections that range in focus from broad definitions to close focus on particular manifestations of independence.
Indiewood, USA, Paperback (February 2009)» View all books by Geoff King
Indiewood is the place where Hollywood and the American independent sector meet, where lines blur and two very different kinds of cinema come together in a striking blend of creativity and commerce. This book analyses the relationship and interaction between Independent film and Hollywood.
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Author Biography - Geoff King
Geoff King is Senior Lecturer in Film and Television Studies at Brunel University. His books include New Hollywood Cinema: An Introduction; Spectacular Narratives: Hollywood in the Age of the Blockbuster; and Film Comedy.
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