Southeast Asian Independent Cinema

Southeast Asian Independent Cinema

John A. Lent To discuss Southeast Asian Independent Cinema is to encounter
problems of definition , first , in trying to delineate the region itself , and second ,
in setting the parameters of independent film . Southeast Asia is a diverse mixture
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Author: Tilman Baumgärtel

Publisher:

ISBN: UCBK:C110523810

Category: Art

Page: 273

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The rise of independent cinema in Southeast Asia and the emergence of a new generation of filmmakers in the region are among the most significant recent developments in global cinema. A new micro-cinema has allowed small production teams working with small budgets to produce innovative films that have been shown at festivals around the world, where they have garnered positive reviews and won awards. This type of film - whether radical experimental works, gay love films or digital art-house movies that address the ills of contemporary society - did not exist in region at the start of the 21st century. The privilege of producing films was limited to commercial studios that were often subsidiaries of powerful television stations and produced films in safe genres such as melodrama or comedy, and a small group of independent outfits that made low-grade films in genres such as soft sex, action and horror. The appearance of fresh, sharply alternative, and often very personal perspectives has had a major impact on local film production throughout the region. The fact that digital video has not had a similar impact in other parts of the world gives added importance to the innovations taking place in Southeast Asia. In Southeast Asian Independent Cinema, the authors document these developments, arguing that they are a genuine outcome of the democratization and liberalization of film production. Contributions from respected scholars, interviews with filmakers, personal accounts and primary sources by important directors and screenwriters collectively provide readers with a lively account of dynamic film developments in Southeast Asian. Interviewees include Lav Diaz, Amir Muhammad, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Eric Khoo, Garin Nugroho, Nia Dinata and others.
Categories: Art

American Independent Cinema

American Independent Cinema

Edited and written by leading authors in the field, this book offers an examination of American independent cinema through four sections that range in focus from broad definitions to close focus on particular manifestations of independence.

Author: Geoff King

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780415684286

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 253

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The American independent sector has attracted much attention in recent years, an upsurge of academic work on the subject being accompanied by wider public debate. But many questions remain about how exactly independence should be defined and how its relationship might be understood with other parts of the cinematic landscape, most notably the Hollywood studios. Edited and written by leading authors in the field, American Independent Cinema: indie, indiewood and beyond offers an examination of the field through four sections that range in focus from broad definitions to close focus on particular manifestations of independence. A wide variety of examples are included but within a framework that offers insights into how these are related to one another. More specifically this collection offers: an account of recent developments as well as reviewing, reassessing and revising a number of central positions, approaches and arguments relating to various parts of the independent and/or indie sector. Individual case studies that range from the distinctive qualities of the work of established 'quality' filmmakers such as Wes Anderson, Steven Soderbergh and Rebecca Miller to studies of horror genre production at the more 'disreputable' end of the independent spectrum. Examples of the limits of independence available in some cases within Hollywood, including studies of the work of Stanley Kubrick and Hal Ashby. Case studies of under-researched areas in the margins of American independent cinema, including the Disney nature films and Christian evangelical filmmaking. A number of wider overview chapters that examine contemporary American independent cinema from a number of perspectives. Together, the chapters in the collection offer a unique contribution to the study of independent film in the United States. Contributors: Warren Buckland, Philip Drake, Mark Gallagher, Geoff King, Peter Krämer, Novotny Lawrence, James MacDowell, Claire Molloy, Michael Z. Newman, Alisa Perren, James Russell, Thomas Schatz, Michele Schreiber, Janet Staiger, Yannis Tzioumakis, Sarah Wharton
Categories: Performing Arts

American Independent Cinema

American Independent Cinema

What is interesting about Sconce's analysis is that he refuses to couch
independence purely in terms of a cinema of the auteur, but rather delineates an
overall emergent style within American independent cinema. He notes: 'American
Smart ...

Author: Anna Backman Rogers

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9780748693610

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 224

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Examining films by Gus Van Sant, Jim Jarmusch and Sofia Coppola to highlight their use of cinematic time as a mode of philosophical thought, this book brings new and exciting perspectives to American independent cinema.
Categories: Performing Arts

American Independent Cinema

American Independent Cinema

As a result, American independent cinema as part of a media convergence
discourse is a constantly evolving category of filmmaking that continues to be
shaped at the most basiclevel by developments instigated by global
entertainment ...

Author: Yannis Tzioumakis

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9781474416832

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 256

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Redrawing the conventional map of Victorian Poetics
Categories: Performing Arts

Independent Cinema

Independent Cinema

Just what is 'independent' cinema?

Author: D.K. Holm

Publisher: Oldcastle Books

ISBN: 9781842433867

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 158

View: 855

Just what is 'independent' cinema? D. K. Holm aims to define a term all too carelessly used both by media commentators and marketers, and distinguish it from categories such as avant-garde, underground, experimental or 'art' films, with which it is often confused. By contrasting studio-era Hollywood with changes in the business since the 1970s, and the rise of companies such as Miramax and New Line, it shows the birth of a commercial environment in which the new independent cinema can emerge. Profiles of specific filmmakers suggest how diverse personalities use independent cinema for individual ends; directors such as James Mangold, who found indie cinema to be a stepping stone to more mainstream movies, Jill Sprecher, who uses its flexibility to explore philosophical ideas, and Guy Maddin, one of the few true independent filmmakers, whose films are beholden to his own unique vision rather than financiers or abstract audience markets.
Categories: Performing Arts

American Independent Cinema

American Independent Cinema

This book examines crisis, transition and metamorphosis in American independent cinema.

Author: Anna Backman Rogers

Publisher:

ISBN: 0748693602

Category:

Page: 224

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Anna Backman Rogers argues that American independent cinema is a cinema not merely incrisis, but also ofcrisis. As a cinema which often explores the rite of passage by explicitly drawing on American cinematic heritage, from the teen movie to the western, American independent films deal in images of crisis, transition and metamorphosis, offering a subversive engagement with more traditional modes of representation.? Examining films by Gus Van Sant, Jim Jarmusch and Sofia Coppola to highlight their use of cinematic time as a mode of philosophical thought, this book brings new and exciting perspectives to American independent cinema.
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The History of Independent Cinema

The History of Independent Cinema

The History of Independent Cinema presents an extraordinary journey that revisits the innovative men and women who stood up to the status quo and brought revolutionary new ideas and technologies to the motion picture world.

Author: Phil Hall

Publisher: Bearmanor Media

ISBN: 1593933355

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 324

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From the flickering silent images of the nickelodeon to the roaring vibrancy of today's digital video productions, independent cinema has always challenged the way films are created, released and viewed. The History of Independent Cinema presents an extraordinary journey that revisits the innovative men and women who stood up to the status quo and brought revolutionary new ideas and technologies to the motion picture world. The History of Independent Cinema celebrates the pioneers who introduced color, sound, widescreen projection and videography to the filmmaking process. You will meet the brave individuals who tore down racial and gender barriers behind the camera, challenged censorship taboos imposed on film production, formulated new strategies for film distribution, and created many of the greatest movies ever made. Spanning the full spectrum of the U.S. film experience, The History of Independent Cinema is a tribute to the legendary filmmakers and landmark films that reshaped - and continue to reshape - American popular culture.
Categories: Performing Arts

American Independent Cinema

American Independent Cinema

A comparative analysis of key Islamic ity platforms and their debates

Author: Yannis Tzioumakis

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9781474416856

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 240

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A comparative analysis of key Islamic ity platforms and their debates
Categories: Performing Arts

Indian Cinema Beyond Bollywood

Indian Cinema Beyond Bollywood

This is the first edited volume on new independent Indian cinema.

Author: Ashvin Immanuel Devasundaram

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351254243

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 290

View: 488

This is the first edited volume on new independent Indian cinema. It aims to be a comprehensive compendium of diverse theoretical, philosophical, epistemological and practice-based perspectives, featuring contributions from multidisciplinary scholars and practitioners across the world. This edited collection features analyses of cutting-edge new independent films and is conceived to serve as a beacon to guide future explorations into the burgeoning field of new Indian Cinema studies.
Categories: Performing Arts

Southeast Asian Independent Cinema

Southeast Asian Independent Cinema

This book documents these developments as a genuine outcome of the democratization and liberalization of film production.

Author: Tilman Baumgärtel

Publisher: Hong Kong University Press

ISBN: 9789888083602

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 296

View: 178

The rise of independent cinema in Southeast Asia, following the emergence of a new generation of filmmakers there, is among the most significant recent developments in global cinema. The advent of affordable and easy access to digital technology has empowered startling new voices from a part of the world rarely heard or seen in international film circles. The appearance of fresh, sharply alternative, and often very personal voices has had a tremendous impact on local film production. This book documents these developments as a genuine outcome of the democratization and liberalization of film production. Contributions from respected scholars, interviews with filmmakers, personal accounts and primary sources by important directors and screenwriters collectively provide readers with a lively account of dynamic film developments in Southeast Asia. Interviewees include Lav Diaz, Amir Muhammad, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Eric Khoo, Nia Dinata and others. Tilman Baumgärtel taught film and media studies in Germany, Austria and the Philippines before joining Royal University of Phnom Penh in 2009. He has curated international film series and art exhibitions, and has also published books on independent cinema, Internet art, computer games and the German director Harun Farocki. His blog can be found at http://southeastasiancinema.wordpress.com
Categories: Performing Arts

The Flaherty

The Flaherty

This is the inspiring story of The Flaherty, one of the oldest continuously running nonprofit media arts institutions in the world, which has shaped the development of independent film, video, and emerging forms in the United States over ...

Author: Patricia R. Zimmermann

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253026880

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 360

View: 626

This is the inspiring story of The Flaherty, one of the oldest continuously running nonprofit media arts institutions in the world, which has shaped the development of independent film, video, and emerging forms in the United States over the past 60 years. Combining the words of legendary independent filmmakers with a detailed history of The Flaherty, Patricia R. Zimmermann and Scott MacDonald showcase its history and legacy, amply demonstrating how the relationships created at the annual Flaherty seminar have been instrumental in transforming American media history. Moving through the decades, each chapter opens with a detailed history of the organization by Zimmermann, who traces the evolution of The Flaherty from a private gathering of filmmakers to a small annual convening, to today’s ever-growing nexus of filmmakers, scholars, librarians, producers, funders, distributors, and others associated with international independent cinema. MacDonald expands each chapter by giving voice to the major figures in the evolution of independent media through transcriptions of key discussions galvanized by films shown at The Flaherty. The discussions feature Frances Flaherty, Robert Gardner, Fred Wiseman, Willard Van Dyke, Jim McBride, Michael Snow, Hollis Frampton, Erik Barnouw, Barbara Kopple, Ed Pincus, Trinh T. Minh-ha, Bruce Conner, Peter Watkins, Su Friedrich, Marlon Riggs, William Greaves, Ken Jacobs, Kazuo Hara, Mani Kaul, Craig Baldwin, Bahman Ghobadi, Eyal Sivan, and many others.
Categories: Performing Arts

Indie Reframed

Indie Reframed

Within this sector, women work across all aspects of writing, direction, production, editing and design, yet the dominant narrative continues to construe amaverick white male auteurs such as Quentin Tarantino or Wes Anderson as the face of ...

Author: Linda Badley

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9781474403931

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 320

View: 135

Explores the films, practitioners, production and distribution contexts that currently represent American womens independent cinemaWith the consolidation of aindie culture in the 21st century, female filmmakers face an increasingly indifferent climate. Within this sector, women work across all aspects of writing, direction, production, editing and design, yet the dominant narrative continues to construe amaverick white male auteurs such as Quentin Tarantino or Wes Anderson as the face of indie discourse. Defying the formulaic myths of the mainstream achick flick and the ideological and experimental radicalism of feminist counter-cinema alike, womens indie filmmaking is neither ironic, popular nor political enough to be readily absorbed into pre-existing categories. This ground-breaking collection, the first sustained examination of the work of female practitioners within American independent cinema, reclaims the adifference of female indie filmmaking. Through a variety of case studies of directors, writers and producers such as Ava DuVernay, Lena Dunham and Christine Vachon, contributors explore the innovation of a range of female practitioners by attending to the sensibilities, ideologies and industrial practices that distinguish their work while embracing the ain-between space in which the narratives they represent and embody can be revealed.Key FeaturesCovers American womens independent cinema since the late 1970sAnalyses the work of acclaimed but critically overlooked female practitioners such as Kelly Reichardt, Christine Vachon, Miranda July, Kasi Lemmons, Nicole Holofcener, Mira Nair, Lisa Cholodenko, Megan Ellison, Lynn Shelton, Ava DuVernay, Mary Harron and Debra GranikDistinguishes four different approaches to analysing womens independent cinema through: production and industry perspectives; genre and other classificatory modalities; political, cultural, social and professional identities; and collaborative and collectivist practicesContributorsJohn Alberti, Northern Kentucky UniversityLinda Badley, Middle Tennessee State UniversityCynthia Baron, Bowling Green State UniversityShelley Cobb, University of SouthamptonCorinn Columpar, University of TorontoChris Holmlund, University of Tennessee-KnoxvilleGeoff King, Brunel University, LondonChristina Lane, University of MiamiJames Lyons, University of ExeterKathleen A. McHugh, UCLAKent A. Ono, University of UtahLydia Papadimitriou, Liverpool John Moores UniversityClaudia Costa Pederson, Wichita State UniversityClaire Perkins, Monash UniversitySarah Projansky, University of UtahMaria San Filippo, Goucher CollegeMichele Schreiber, Emory UniversitySarah E. S. Sinwell, University of UtahYannis Tzioumakis, University of LiverpoolPatricia White, Swarthmore CollegePatricia R. Zimmermann, Ithaca College
Categories: Performing Arts

The Independent Film Video Monthly

The Independent Film   Video Monthly

The Association of Independent Video and Filmmakers ( AIVF ) provides a wide
range of programs and services for ... University of North Carolina , Dept . of
Broadcast and Cinema ; UNC , Wilmington ; NE : Nebraska Independent Film
Project ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105121654219

Category: Experimental films

Page:

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Categories: Experimental films

Cinema of Outsiders

Cinema of Outsiders

From the hip, audacious early works of maverick David Lynch, Jim Jarmusch, and Spike Lee, to the contemporary Oscar-winning success of indie dynamos, such as the Coen brothers (Fargo), Quentin Tarantino (Pulp Fiction), and Billy Bob ...

Author: Emanuel Levy

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9780814751244

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 601

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Henry Jenkins at [email protected] (video) Henry Jenkins“s pioneering work in the early 1990s promoted the idea that fans are among the most active, creative, critically engaged, and socially connected consumers of popular culture and that they represent the vanguard of a new relationship with mass media. Though marginal and largely invisible to the general public at the time, today, media producers and advertisers, not to mention researchers and fans, take for granted the idea that the success of a media franchise depends on fan investments and participation. Bringing together the highlights of a decade and a half of groundbreaking research into the cultural life of media consumers, Fans, Bloggers, and Gamers takes readers from Jenkins's progressive early work defending fan culture against those who would marginalize or stigmatize it, through to his more recent work, combating moral panic and defending Goths and gamers in the wake of the Columbine shootings. Starting with an interview on the current state of fan studies, this volume maps the core theoretical and methodological issues in Fan Studies. It goes on to chart the growth of participatory culture on the web, take up blogging as perhaps the most powerful illustration of how consumer participation impacts mainstream media, and debate the public policy implications surrounding participation and intellectual property.
Categories: Performing Arts

The New American Cinema

The New American Cinema

The Independent Cinema serves a scholarly function simply by trying to be
different . The outrageousness of Independent Films confirms the validity of some
conventions and the arbitrariness of others . Independent Films serve a useful ...

Author: Gregory Battcock

Publisher: New York : Dutton

ISBN: STANFORD:36105128611949

Category: Motion-picture plays

Page: 256

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Collected essays on underground films in America.
Categories: Motion-picture plays

Characterization in American Independant Cinema

Characterization in American Independant Cinema

Emmanuel Levy , Cinema of Outsiders : The Rise of American Independent Film (
New York : New York UP , 1999 ) , 102 - 151 , cites the influence of Cassavetes
on Sean Penn , John Turturro , Alexandre Rockwell , Steve Buscemi , and his ...

Author: Michael Newman

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89090317546

Category:

Page: 350

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American Independent Cinema

American Independent Cinema

These various meanings are examined in the course of the book.The book is ordered chronologically, beginning with Independent Filmmaking in the Studio Era (examining both top-rank and low-end independent film production), moving to the ...

Author: Yannis Tzioumakis

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105126891238

Category: Independent filmmakers

Page: 302

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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 individual films, filmmakers and film companies. Readers will develop an understanding of the complex dynamic relations between independent and mainstream American cinema.The main argument revolves around the idea that independent American cinema has developed alongside mainstream Hollywood cinema with institutional, industrial and economic changes in the latter shaping and informing the former. Consequently the term 'independent' has acquired different meanings at different points in the history of Hollywood cinema, evolving according to the impact of changing conditions in the American film industry. These various meanings are examined in the course of the book.The book is ordered chronologically, beginning with Independent Filmmaking in the Studio Era (examining both top-rank and low-end independent film production), moving to the 1950s and 1960s (discussing both the adoption of independent filmmaking as the main method of production as well as exploitation filmmaking) and finishing with contemporary American Independent cinema (exploring areas such as the New Hollywood, the rise of mini-major and major independent companies and the institutionalisation of independent cinema in the 1990s). Each chapter includes case studies which focus on specific films and/or filmmakers, while independent production and distribution companies are also discussed in the text.Films, filmmakers and film companies examined include:*Cagney Productions and Johnny Come Lately, Blood on the Sun and The Time of Your Life*The Charlie Chan series*Lomitas Productions, Stanley Kramer and The Defiant Ones, On the Beach and Inherit the Wind*Sam Katzman and Rock Around the Clock*Roger Corman and The Wild Angels*John Cassavetes and
Categories: Independent filmmakers

Postsocialist Conditions

Postsocialist Conditions

In Postsocialist Conditions: Idea and History in China’s “Independent Cinema,” 1988-2008, WANG Xiaoping offers a comprehensive survey and trenchant critique of China’s “Independent Cinema” by the sixth-generation auteurs.

Author: Xiaoping Wang

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004385580

Category: Social Science

Page: 484

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In Postsocialist Conditions: Idea and History in China’s “Independent Cinema,” 1988-2008, WANG Xiaoping offers a comprehensive survey and trenchant critique of China’s “Independent Cinema” by the sixth-generation auteurs.
Categories: Social Science

Schirmer Encyclopedia of Film Independent Film Road movies

Schirmer Encyclopedia of Film  Independent Film   Road movies

Barry Keith Grant. 1 1 1 NATIONAL CINEMA Gurinder Chada ' s Bend it Like
Beckham.

Author: Barry Keith Grant

Publisher: Schirmer Books

ISBN: 0028657942

Category: Electronic books

Page: 4

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This reference source covers all aspects of the cinema, including film history, production, national cinemas, genre theory and criticism, and cultural contexts.
Categories: Electronic books

India s New Independent Cinema

India   s New Independent Cinema

This is the first-ever book on the rise of the new wave of independent Indian films that is revolutionising Indian cinema.

Author: Ashvin Immanuel Devasundaram

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317290742

Category: Social Science

Page: 292

View: 390

This is the first-ever book on the rise of the new wave of independent Indian films that is revolutionising Indian cinema. Contemporary scholarship on Indian cinema so far has focused asymmetrically on Bollywood—India’s dominant cultural export. Reversing this trend, this book provides an in-depth examination of the burgeoning independent Indian film sector. It locates the new 'Indies' as a glocal hybrid film form—global in aesthetic and local in content. They critically engage with a diverse socio-political spectrum of ‘state of the nation’ stories; from farmer suicides, disenfranchised urban youth and migrant workers to monks turned anti-corporation animal rights agitators. This book provides comprehensive analyses of definitive Indie new wave films including Peepli Live (2010), Dhobi Ghat (2010), The Lunchbox (2013) and Ship of Theseus (2013). It explores how subversive Indies, such as polemical postmodern rap-musical Gandu (2010) transgress conventional notions of ‘traditional Indian values’, and collide with state censorship regulations. This timely and pioneering analysis shows how the new Indies have emerged from a middle space between India’s globalising present and traditional past. This book draws on in-depth interviews with directors, actors, academics and members of the Indian censor board, and is essential reading for anyone seeking an insight into a current Indian film phenomenon that could chart the future of Indian cinema.
Categories: Social Science