American Independent Cinema
By (author) Geoff King
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American Independent Cinema by Geoff King
Book DescriptionThis, the first book to examine the question in detail, argues that independence can be defined partly in industry terms but also according to formal and aesthetic strategies and by distinctive attitudes towards 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 ('Clerks' and 'Slacker' to 'Pulp Fiction', 'Magnolia' and 'Memento') and other formal dimensions (from 'Blair Witch's' 'authenticity' to expressive and stylized camerawork and editing in work from Harmony Korine to the Coen brothers); approaches to genre and alternative socio-political visions.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781850439387
(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Publisher: I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd
Publish Date: 22-Apr-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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, Hardback (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 (I.B.Tauris), Spectacular Narratives: Hollywood in the Age of the Blockbuster (I.B.Tauris) and Film Comedy.
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