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American independent cinema : rites of passage and the crisis image

Author: Anna Backman Rogers
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, [2015] ©2015
Series: Edinburgh Studies in Film and Intermediality; Edinburgh studies in film and intermediality.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Anna Backman Rogers argues that American independent cinema is a cinema not merely in crisis, but also of crisis. As a cinema which often explores the rite of passage by explicitly drawing on American cinematic heritage, from the teen movie to the western, American independent films deal in images of crisis, transition and metamorphosis, offering a subversive engagement with more traditional modes of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Gus Van Sant; Jim Jarmusch; Sofia Coppola
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Anna Backman Rogers
ISBN: 9780748693603 0748693602
OCLC Number: 898162415
Description: 170 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Adolescence: Sofia Coppola's The Virgin Suicides (1999) --
Adolescence: Gus Van Sant's Elephant (2003) --
Death: Jim Jarmusch's Dead Man (1994) --
Death: Gus Van Sant's Last Days (2004) --
Life-crisis: Sofia Coppola's Somewhere (2011) --
Life-crisis: Jim Jarmusch's Broken Flowers (2005) --
Conclusion: the crisis image --
mumblecore and beyond.
Series Title: Edinburgh Studies in Film and Intermediality; Edinburgh studies in film and intermediality.
Responsibility: Anna Backman Rogers.
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Examines crisis, transition and metamorphosis in American independent cinema. This book explores various rites of passage (the teen movie, the road movie, the western), these films deal in images of  Read more...

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