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Indie : an American film culture

Author: Michael Z Newman
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©2011.
Series: Film and culture.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From Stranger than Paradise (1984) to Synecdoche, New York (2008), America's independent films often seem to defy classification. Their strategies of storytelling and representation vary widely, and they range from raw, no-budget productions to the more polished releases of Hollywood's ""specialty"" divisions. Understanding American indies involves more than just considering films. Filmmakers, distributors,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Newman, Michael Z.
Indie.
New York : Columbia University Press, ©2011
(DLC) 2010039954
(OCoLC)667213071
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Z Newman
ISBN: 9780231513524 0231513526
OCLC Number: 726824468
Description: 1 online resource ([ix], 296 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Introduction --
Context. Indie cinema viewing strategies --
Home is where the art is : indie film institutions --
Character. Indie realism : character-centered narrative and social engagement --
Formal play. Pastiche as play : the Coen Brothers --
Games of narrative form : Pulp fiction and beyond --
Against Hollywood --
Indie opposition : Happiness vs. Juno.
Series Title: Film and culture.
Responsibility: Michael Z. Newman.

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From Stranger than Paradise (1984) to Synecdoche, New York (2008), America's independent films often seem to defy classification. Their strategies of storytelling and representation vary widely, and they range from raw, no-budget productions to the more polished releases of Hollywood's ""specialty"" divisions. Understanding American indies involves more than just considering films. Filmmakers, distributors, exhibitors, festivals, critics, and audiences play a role in the art's identity, which is always understood in relation to the Hollywood mainstream. By locating th.

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