This, 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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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.