American Independent 2 (Directory of World Cinema) (英語) ペーパーバック – 2013/8/15
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From Andy Warhols Factory films to Roger Cormans exploitation productions to contemporary features backed by Hollywood studio subdivisions, American independent cinema has undergone several incarnations since its emergence as a politically charged underground movement in the 1960s. Today, with high-profile Academy Award nominations and an increasing number of big-name actors eager to sign on to promising projects, these films garner more interest than ever before. Newly revised and expanded, theDirectory of World Cinema: American Independent 2 extends its chronicle of the independent sectors rise as an outlet for directors who both challenge the status quo and enjoy considerable box office appealwithout sacrificing critical legitimacy.
In addition to essays on such genres as African-American films, documentary, and queer cinema, this volume features new sections devoted to brutal youth, dream factory, religion, and war movies. It also includes one hundred and fifty reviews of significant American independent filmsranging from such cult classics as Faces, My Hustler, andSupervixens to recent releases like Drive, Mysterious Skin, andWin Win. In addition to interviews with and profiles of influential directors, a wide array of color illustrations and a range of suggested research resources round out theDirectory of World Cinema: American Independent 2. At a time when independent films are enjoying considerable cultural cachet, this easy-to-use yet authoritative guide will find an eager audience among media historians, film studies scholars, and movie buffs alike.
John Berra is lecturer in film studies at Nanjing University. He is the author ofDeclarations of Independence: American Cinema and the Partiality of Independent Production and the editor of theDirectory of World Cinema: Japan.