American Independent Cinema An Introduction

ISBN-10: 0813539714

ISBN-13: 9780813539713

Edition: 2006

Authors: Yannis Tzioumakis

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This introduction to independent American cinema offers both a comprehensive industrial history of the sector from the early 20th century to the present and a study of key individual films and film-makers. Readers will develop an understanding of the complex dynamic relations between independent and mainstream American cinema.
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List price: $30.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
Publication date: 8/21/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.056
Language: English

Yannis Tzioumakis is a lecturer in media and communication at the University of Liverpool and the author of American Independent Cinema: An Introduction.

Introduction : problems of definition and the discourse of American independent cinema
American independent cinema in the studio years (mid-1920s-late 1940s)
Independent filmmaking in the studio era : tendencies within the studio system
Independent filmmaking in the studio era : the poverty row studios (1930-50s)
The transitional years (late 1940s-late 1960s)
Independence by force : the effects of the Paramount decree on independent film production
An audience for the independents : exploitation films for the nation's youth
Contemporary American independent cinema (late 1960s-present)
The new Hollywood and the independent Hollywood
American independent cinema in the age of the conglomerates
Mini-majors and major independents
The institutionalisation of American independent cinema
Epilogue : from independent to 'specialty' cinema
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