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John Sayles

ISBN-10: 025207856X

ISBN-13: 9780252078569

Edition: 2012

Authors: David R. Shumway

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 John Sayles is the very paradigm of the contemporary independent filmmaker. By raising much of the funding for his films himself, Sayles functions more independently than most directors, and he has used his freedom to write and produce films with a distinctive personal style and often clearly expressed political positions. FromThe Return of the Secaucus SeventoSunshine State,his films have consistently expressed progressive political positions on issues including race, gender, sexuality, class, and disability. In this study, David R. Shumway examines the defining characteristic of Sayles's cinema: its realism. Positing the filmmaker as a critical realist, Shumway explores Sayles's attention to narrative in critically acclaimed and popular films such asMatewan, Eight Men Out, Passion Fish,andLone Star.The study also details the conditions under which Sayles's films have been produced, distributed, and exhibited, affecting the way in which these films have been understood and appreciated. In the process, Shumway presents Sayles as a teacher who tells historically accurate stories that invite audiences to consider the human world they all inhabit.
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Book details

List price: $22.00
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Publication date: 2/24/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 200
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English