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American Independent Cinema: An Introduction

Yannis Tzioumakis

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748618668
eISBN:
9780748670802
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748618668.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

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 ... More


The Spanish Prisoner

Yannis Tzioumakis

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748633685
eISBN:
9780748671236
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633685.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

David Mamet’s The Spanish Prisoner is a fine example of American independent cinema in transition. Made by a playwright-turned-filmmaker with a distinctive approach to questions of narrative and ... More


Contextualizing the Research Data

Jonathan Brant

in Paul Tillich and the Possibility of Revelation through Film

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199639342
eISBN:
9780191738098
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199639342.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Theology

This chapter considers the results of the questionnaire surveys and attempts to map out the general features of filmgoers’ experiences, and to draw attention to key questions that are raised and will ... More


The Politics of Polarisation: Affluence, Anxiety and the Cold War

Paul Grainge, Mark Jancovich, and Sharon Monteith

in Film Histories: An Introduction and Reader

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748619061
eISBN:
9780748670888
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748619061.003.0014
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses films in the 1950s — a decade of contradictions in society as well as cinema, a decade in which ideals such as a middle-class lifestyle, the model home, and marriage and ... More


Introduction

Anna Backman Rogers

in American Independent Cinema: Rites of Passage and the Crisis Image

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780748693603
eISBN:
9781474412216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748693603.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

American independent cinema is certainly a cinema in crisis, but it is also a cinema of crisis. A great deal of useful scholarship has been carried out on the notion of independence and the ... More


From Independent to ‘Indie’ Cinema

Yannis Tzioumakis

in The Spanish Prisoner

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748633685
eISBN:
9780748671236
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633685.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The chapter reviews a number of debates and arguments about contemporary American independent cinema. One of these arguments involves an examination of independent cinema as an institutional ... More


David Mamet and ‘Indie’ Cinema

Yannis Tzioumakis

in The Spanish Prisoner

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748633685
eISBN:
9780748671236
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633685.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The Chapter examines David Mamet’s position within the independent and indie cinema landscapes. It starts with an overview of Mamet’s work in American cinema and points to the problem that despite ... More


American Independent Cinema in the Age of the Conglomerates

Yannis Tzioumakis

in American Independent Cinema: An Introduction

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748618668
eISBN:
9780748670802
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748618668.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

As the majors became one by one parts of multinational conglomerates in the late 1960s and 1970s, they gradually turned their attention to the production of fewer but considerably more expensive ... More


From Italian Neorealism to New Latin American Cinema: Ruptures and Continuities during the 1960s

Mariano Mestman

in Global Neorealism: The Transnational History of a Film Style

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617031229
eISBN:
9781617031236
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617031229.003.0010
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines the influence of Italian postwar neorealist films on the so-called New Latin American Cinema (NLAC) of the 1960s, and narrates a story that goes from the 1950s cinema of ... More


American Independent Cinema: Rites of Passage and the Crisis Image

Anna Backman Rogers

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780748693603
eISBN:
9781474412216
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748693603.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

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 ... More


Memento

Claire Molloy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748637713
eISBN:
9780748671007
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637713.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Ambiguous, complex and innovative, Christopher Nolan's Memento has intrigued audiences and critics since the day of its release. Memento is the archetypal ‘puzzle film’, a noir thriller about a man ... More


Cuba

Mette Hjort and Duncan Petrie

in The Cinema of Small Nations

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748625369
eISBN:
9780748671151
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625369.003.0011
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

For a small nation Cuba has been a major player in the context of the Caribbean region. Following the 1959 revolution Cuban cinema emerged at the forefront of cultural production, facilitated by the ... More


Far from Heaven

Glyn Davis

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748637782
eISBN:
9780748670864
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637782.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Nominated for four Oscars, Far from Heaven earned rave reviews and won widespread cultural and critical recognition. A knowing and emotionally involving homage to the films of Douglas Sirk, this film ... More


Ruiz’s Cinema in the 1960s and 1970s

Michael Goddard

in The Cinema of Raúl Ruiz: Impossible Cartographies

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231167314
eISBN:
9780231850506
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231167314.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter studies Raúl Ruiz's cinema in the period leading up to and during the Allende socialist government in Chile, in context of the new Latin American cinema. Concerning the magical or social ... More


Introduction: Narrating Encounter

Nitin Govil

in Orienting Hollywood: A Century of Film Culture between Los Angeles and Bombay

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814785874
eISBN:
9780814764732
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814785874.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This book explores the connections between Hollywood and Bombay cinema from 1913 to 2013. Drawing on the humanities and social sciences, it analyzes the contact between American and Bombay cinema by ... More


The End of New York Movie Culture

RAYMOND J. HABERSKI

in Freedom to Offend: How New York Remade Movie Culture

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813124292
eISBN:
9780813134918
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813124292.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses two developments in the movie culture of New York that seemed to signal the dawning of a new era in American cinema. These developments were the regime of censorship that had ... More


The Theater of Influence: Reimagining Indian Film Exhibition

Nitin Govil

in Orienting Hollywood: A Century of Film Culture between Los Angeles and Bombay

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814785874
eISBN:
9780814764732
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814785874.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter examines the rise of the multiplex theater in India over the past fifteen years and how it transformed the economies of scale in film production and distribution in the country. In ... More


The 'War on Terror' and American Film: 9/11 Frames Per Second

Terence McSweeney

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780748693092
eISBN:
9781474408547
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748693092.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

American film in the first decade of the 21st century became a cultural battleground on which a war of representation was waged, but did these films endorse the 'War on Terror' or challenge it? More ... More


Popularising the navy, rewriting the past: contemporary naval films

Jonathan Rayner

in The Naval War Film: Genre, History and National Cinema

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719070983
eISBN:
9781781701157
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719070983.003.0022
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Since the 1980s, the preponderance of military representation in American cinema speaks to a (re)militarisation of the state and populace, correcting the defeat and defeatism of Vietnam. The ... More


Locating Linklater

Rob Stone

in The Cinema of Richard Linklater: Walk, Don't Run

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231165532
eISBN:
9780231850407
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231165532.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines the role of the city of Austin in Richard Linklater's cinema. Locating Linklater in Austin is vital, for his films not only emerged from the slacker culture of the mid-1980s, ... More


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