Skip to content

American independent cinema by Geoff King; Dawson Books

By Geoff King; Dawson Books

Show description

Read Online or Download American independent cinema PDF

Similar movies books

Cinematic Identity: Anatomy of a Problem Film (Theory Out Of Bounds)

Although principally forgotten this day, the 1949 movie Pinky had an important influence at the global of cinema. Directed through Elia Kazan, the movie used to be a field workplace luck regardless of facing the era’s such a lot taboo subjects—miscegenation and racial passing—and garnered an Academy Award nomination for its African American superstar, Ethel Waters.

Analyzing Literature-to-Film Adaptations: A Novelist's Exploration and Guide

Serious questions particular to movie diversifications must be not just built yet confirmed. And, those questions, those techniques, must be available to scholars, who're now not but educationally subtle adequate to digest in simple terms theoretical fabric. reading Literature-to-Film variations: A Novelist's Exploration and consultant indicates an exploration into movie version from a novelists' point of view, from the writer operating with a screenwriter, embarking on a trip to appreciate the results of literature-to-film variation and the complexities and difficulties it increases.

What is Cinema? Vol. 1

The philosophy and specific insights of the overdue French movie critic are published in those essays

The Rhapsodes: How 1940s Critics Changed American Film Culture

Pauline Kael, Andrew Sarris, and Roger Ebert have been 3 of America’s such a lot respected and extensively learn movie critics, extra recognized than a few of the video clips they wrote approximately. yet their striking contributions to the burgeoning American movie feedback of the Nineteen Sixties and past have been deeply prompted via 4 past critics: Otis Ferguson, James Agee, Manny Farber, and Parker Tyler.

Additional resources for American independent cinema

Example text

A significant role in the emerging infrastructure of the second half of the 1980s was also played by John Pierson, as a pioneering producers’ representative, mediating between new or emerging filmmakers and distributors and in some cases providing development funds such as the $10,000 invested in She’s Gotta Have It and $53,000 contributed towards the completion of Go Fish. Pierson subsequently took up office under the wing of Miramax before creating a new forum with his Split Screen show on the Independent Film Channel, which has commissioned numerous short segments from established and up-and-coming filmmakers.

A crowded or over-crowded marketplace is a sign of health, in some respects, but it is likely to restrict the opportunity for smaller, more unconventional and less commercial features to find an audience. A question often asked by industry insiders and commentators is: would a Poison or a Slacker make it to first base today, to gaining festival and critical prominence, a distributor and a visible release? Not that all of the earlier generation ‘indie classics’ were given an easy time. Slacker was shown as a work in progress at the Independent Feature Film Market in 1989 and gained a £35,000 advance sale to German television.

Excessive numbers of indie features were competing for the same limited market, usually thought to be about five per cent of the total film-going public. Estimates vary, but the production figure by the end of the 1990s was put in the region of 1,300 to 1,500 features a year, far from all of which would find a distributor. ’60 Competition was not just between rival distributors but also internal. Miramax, for example, released the performance-based friendship drama Walking and Talking (1996) within days of two of its biggest films of the year, adaptations of Jane Austen’s Emma and Irving Walsh’s Trainspotting.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.97 of 5 – based on 23 votes