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Introduction: Problems of Definition and the Discourse of American Independent Cinema

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/9780748618668.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This introductory chapter discusses the problems involved in defining the term ‘independent filmmaking.’ By citing several examples of 'unlikely' independent films (such as Star Wars: Episode 1 The ... More


Social Realism continued: some key re-inventions

Martin Sohn-Rethel

in Real to Reel: A New Approach to Understanding Realism in Film and TV Fiction

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780993071768
eISBN:
9781800341944
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780993071768.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter assesses a range of highly diverse examples of 'social realism' — each offers new ways of expressing 'how things really are'. It considers social realism in the films of Shane Meadows, ... More


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