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American independent cinema : an introduction

American independent cinema : an introduction

Author: Yannis Tzioumakis
Publisher: Edinburgh Edinburgh University Press 2006
Edition/Format:   Computer file : EnglishView all editions and formats
This introduction to American Independent Cinema offers both a comprehensive industrial and economic history of the sector from the early twentieth century to the present and a study of key individual films, filmmakers and film companies. Readers will develop an understanding of the complex dynamic relations between independent and mainstream American cinema. The main argument revolves around the idea that  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Études de cas
Additional Physical Format: Erscheint auch als:
Tzioumakis, Yannis
American independent cinema
Edinburgh : Edinburgh Univ. Pr., 2006
XVI, 302 S.
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Yannis Tzioumakis
ISBN: 9780748627288 0748627286 9780748618668 074861866X 9780748618675 0748618678
OCLC Number: 967387890
Notes: Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 02 Oct 2015).
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 302 pages)
Contents: Introduction : problems of definition and the discourse of American independent cinema --
American independent cinema in the studio years (mid-1920s-late 1940s) --
Independent filmmaking in the studio era : tendencies within the studio system --
Independent filmmaking in the studio era : the poverty row studios (1930-50s) --
The transitional years (late 1940s-late 1960s) --
Independence by force : the effects of the Paramount Decree on independent film production --
An audience for the independents : exploitation films for the nation's youth --
Contemporary American independent cinema (late 1960s-present) --
The new Hollywood and the independent Hollywood --
American independent cinema in the age of the conglomerates --
Mini-majors and major independents --
The institutionalisation of American independent cinema --
Epilogue : from independent to 'specialty' cinema.
Responsibility: Yannis Tzioumakis.


A comprehensive history of commercial independent cinema from the studio era to the beginning of the 21st century.  Read more...


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A substantial and insightful examination of the infrastructure of independent American cinema. This is a true advance on previous studies and deepens the reader's understanding of how independent Read more...

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