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Directory of World Cinema: American Independent 3
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Price £40, $57
ISBN 9781783206568
Paperback 320 pages
170 x 230mm
Published October 2016
Imprint: Intellect
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This third volume of the successful Directory of World Cinema series focusing on American independent filmmaking presents in-depth essays on 44 filmmakers who have primarily worked outside the mainstream or on its industrial margins. Contributors offer close analyses of the work of both widely acknowledged auteurs and little-known provocateurs who deserve much wider recognition. Major names discussed include Wes Anderson, Jim Jarmusch, Dennis Hopper, Sofia Coppola, and Darren Aronofsky, with attention also paid to cult directors like Larry Cohen, Zalman King, and Ti West. The resulting book is both a who’s who of contemporary independent cinema in America and a reminder that the ways of making films outside the studio system are incredibly varied —and can be powerfully effective.

'Forty-four individuals representing a cross section of American independent cinema are considered in well-written essays by scholars and writers of film. Contributors critically analyze the body of work of filmmakers who range from those who helped define the independent label, such as John Cassavetes; to fan favorites, such as Quentin Tarantino; to lesser-known artists, such as Alice Wu.' – L. K. Garcia, Choice

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