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A Companion to American Indie Film


A Companion to American Indie Film


Wiley Blackwell Companions to Film Directors 1. Aufl.

von: Geoff King

177,99 €

Verlag: Wiley-Blackwell
Format: EPUB
Veröffentl.: 19.10.2016
ISBN/EAN: 9781118758083
Sprache: englisch
Anzahl Seiten: 544

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<i>A Companion to American Indie Film </i>features a comprehensive collection of newly commissioned essays that represent a state-of-the-art resource for understanding key aspects of the field of indie films produced in the United States.<br /><br /> <ul> <li>Takes a comprehensive and fresh new look at the topic of American indie film</li> <li>Features newly commissioned essays from top film experts and emerging scholars that represent the state-of-the-art reference to the indie film field</li> <li>Topics covered include: indie film culture; key historical moments and movements in indie film history; relationships between indie film and other indie media; and issues including class, gender, regional identity and stardom in in the indie field</li> <li>Includes studies of many types of indie films and film genres, along with various filmmakers and performers that have come to define the field</li> </ul>
<p>Contributors viii</p> <p>Acknowledgements xii</p> <p>Introduction: What Indie Isn&rsquo;t&hellip; Mapping the Indie Field&nbsp;1<br /><i>Geoff King</i></p> <p><b>Part One&emsp;Indie Culture&nbsp;23</b></p> <p>1 Indie Film as Indie Culture&nbsp;25<br /><i>Michael Z. Newman</i></p> <p>2 The Making of the Indie Scene: The Cultural Production of a Field of Cultural Production 42<br /><i>Sherry B. Ortner</i></p> <p>3 Indie as Organic: Tracing Discursive Roots 58<br /><i>Geoff King</i></p> <p><b>Part Two&emsp;Indie and Other Media&nbsp;81</b></p> <p>4 Quirky Culture: Tone, Sensibility, and Structure of Feeling 83<br /><i>James MacDowell</i></p> <p>5 Independent Intersections: Indie Music Cultures and American Indie Cinema 106<br /><i>Jamie Sexton&nbsp;</i></p> <p>6 Post?]Cinema Soderbergh&nbsp;129<br /><i>Mark Gallagher&nbsp;</i></p> <p><b>Part Three&emsp;Criticism, Marketing, and Positioning Indie&nbsp;153</b></p> <p>7 Structuring Indie and Beasts of the Southern Wild: The Role of Review Journalism 155<br /><i>Erin Pearson&nbsp;</i></p> <p>8 Marketing American Indie in the Shadow of Hollywood 181<br /><i>Finola Kerrigan</i>&nbsp;</p> <p><b>Part Four&emsp;Movements/Moments 207</b></p> <p>9 Proto?]Indie: 1960s &ldquo;Half?]Way&rdquo; Cinema 209<br /><i>Janet Staiger</i></p> <p>10 From Independent to Indie: The Independent Feature Project and the Complex Relationship between American Independent Cinema and Hollywood in the 1980s 233<br /><i>Yannis Tzioumakis&nbsp;</i></p> <p>11Going Mainstream: The Indie Film Movement in 1999 257<br /><i>Thomas Schatz&nbsp;</i></p> <p>12 Looking through a Rearview Mirror: Mumblecore as Past Tense&nbsp;279<br /><i>J.J. Murphy</i></p> <p><b>Part Five&emsp;Indie as Regional 301</b></p> <p>13 The Pull of Place: Regional Indie Film Production 303<br /><i>Mary P. Erickson&nbsp;</i></p> <p>14 Rural Crimewave: Reconfiguring Regional Spaces through Genre in US Indie Cinema 325<br /><i>John Berra</i>&nbsp;</p> <p><b>Part Six&emsp;Aesthetics and Politics 347</b></p> <p>15 Life During Wartime: Emotionalism, Capitalist Realism, and Middle?]Class Indie Identity 349<br /><i>Claire Perkins&nbsp;</i></p> <p>16 Indie Cinema and the Neoliberal Commodification of Creative Labor: Rethinking the Indie Sensibility of Christopher Nolan 368<br /><i>Claire Molloy</i>&nbsp;</p> <p>17 &ldquo;They Believe Every Fuckin&rsquo; Word Because You&rsquo;re Super Cool&rdquo;: Masculine Cool &rsquo;90s Style in Reservoir Dogs&nbsp;389<br /><i>Stella Bruzzi</i></p> <p>18 The Craft of Independent Filmmaking: Editing in John Sayles&rsquo; Return of the Secaucus Seven and Baby It&rsquo;s You&nbsp;407<br /><i>Warren Buckland&nbsp;</i></p> <p><b>Part Seven&emsp;Kickstarting Indie 431</b></p> <p>19 Crowdfunding, Independence, Authorship 433<br /><i>Chuck Tryon</i>&nbsp;</p> <p>20 Go Digital or Go Dark: Crowdfunding, Independent Financing, and Arthouse Exhibition on Kickstarter 452<br /><i>Sarah E.S. Sinwell&nbsp;</i></p> <p><b>Part Eight&emsp;Indie Acting and Stardom 469</b></p> <p>21 Casing Indie Acting&nbsp;471<br /><i>Chris Holmlund&nbsp;</i></p> <p>22 Flexible Stardom: Contemporary American Film and the Independent Mobility of Star Brands 493<br /><i>Paul McDonald</i>&nbsp;</p> <p>Index 000</p>
<b>Geoff King</b> is Professor of Film Studies at Brunel University London, UK. He is the author of numerous books on American film topics, including <i>American Independent Cinema</i> (2005), <i>Indiewood, USA: Where Hollywood Meets Independent Cinema</i> (2009), <i>Indie 2.0: Change and Continuity in Contemporary American Indie Film </i>(2014) and <i>Quality Hollywood: Markers of Distinction in Contemporary Studio Film</i> (2016).
<p>Indie films have carved a striking niche in the American cinematic landscape in recent decades, but what exactly is an "indie" film? How can it be understood both as a distinct phenomenon and as part of broader American cultural trends?</p> <i>A Companion to American Indie Film</i> presents a comprehensive collection of original essays offering a state-of-the-art examination of key aspects of the indie film sector&mdash;from its origins and evolution to a range of broader cultural contexts. Featuring contributions from distinguished film scholars and emerging voices in the field, this <i>Companion</i> examines the indie film from several perspectives, with a unique focus on what is signified by the term 'indie', as opposed to broader uses of 'independent'. Central to the book is an understanding of indie as a specific film culture, an issue with which this volume begins and that informs many subsequent chapters. Other topics include: key historical moments and movements in indie film history; relationships between indie film and other indie media; and issues including class, gender, regional identity, online fundraising, and stardom in the indie field. Timely and thought-provoking, <i>A Companion to American Indie Film</i> is a significant contribution to the literature on American indie cinema.

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