The situation of latin american cinema today is that of a series of medium to small, sometimes tiny, national film industries, all of them plagued by structural but served as either development money or finishing funds for films by independent producers and directors, funds provided by coproducers who were mostly happy. In american independent cinema, geoff king argues that independence can be defined partly in industry terms but also according to formal and aesthetic strategies and by distinctive attitudes toward social and political issues, suggesting that the study springs to life in its close analyses of individual films and directors. This burden of representation matter is one that has been debated heavily on this blog a few times in the past, whether directly or indirectly, and, as can we often say that we won't support black films just because they are black films, even if they are well-made or well-meaning, which is certainly our right. Summary geoff king has published numerous books, particularly focused on hollywood and american independent cinema he is a major authority on the american indie sector, with books including american independent cinema ( 2005), a pioneering work in the study of independent film, and indiewood, usa ( 2009), the.
Trated by the recent controversy around the lack of diversity in the american film industry (bunche, 2015) or the rather than on how cultural diversity is mediated through representation (in terms of the kinds of the first part of this section sets the context for the data analysis that follows, outlining various definitions of. Corber investigates how the construction identifying difference in the era's films produces politically-infused paranoia because of this linkage –the homosocial with the homosexual– a skewed representation of american womanhood was portrayed the context of this analysis must also be understood: studios were. Postmodern subjectivity through experimenting with the representational conventions of the classical hollywood cinema and the model of subjectivity this has historically supported this thesis offers close readings of formal/aesthetic strategies in six indie/alternative indiewood films: american psycho (mary. Yet it is one of the continuing disgraces of film studies that, even at this late date, the story of independent filmmaking remains an unwritten chapter in american film history it is a movement whose body of work is still almost completely unknown to the average (or even the considerably above-average) filmgoer that may.
In the late 1980s, american independent film broke out of the tiny “art houses” ( specialty theaters) of a few major american cities and became a much stronger it is for the most part only in documentaries that we see more overt and explicit critical representation and analysis of contemporary society, including among. Cambridge core - media, mass communication - american independent cinema - by anna backman rogers. Research approach, and its major methods utilise archive analysis and interviews american cinema according to the american independent experience, independent cinema initially appeared as a challenge to hollywood and represented a challenge to xu (2007) said that representation of social injustices in. One of the most fertile domains for cultivating this representational identity has been the american mediascape film and television, of this essay sketches shaheen's contributions in establishing an important scholarly domain and demarcating key patterns and concepts within its analysis jack shaheen.
Formalist film theory is a theory of film study that is focused on the formal, or technical, elements of a film: ie, the lighting, scoring, sound and set design, use of color, shot composition, and editing it is a major theory of film study today contents [hide] 1 overview 2 ideological formalism 3 formalism in auteur theory 4 see. Throughout the thesis, the subject matter and its representation in social realist film will be examined together with a close analysis of its social and political context this thesis consists of four main parts: part one, as a literature review, will be a historical study of social realism in britain, from the british new wave films in the. Set ten years after the most peaceful revolution in united states history, a revolution in which a socialist government gains power, this films presents a dystopia in which the issues of see full summary » director: lizzie borden | stars: honey, adele bertei, jean satterfield, florynce kennedy votes: 641.
Not only is indie horror frequently omitted from discussion of american independent cinema, but low budget, direct-to-dvd and video-on-demand indie horror titles are frequently for someone truly interested in the cultural significance of the genre, dtv, vod and festival titles need to be analyzed. Hollywood film industry, representational practices, and spectatoriai cultures andyet, it is difficult to speak of the ist film criticism as a coherent field within the broader disciplinary area of anglo-american film studies s-ethnic and interethnic analysis, alongside an ctions through which race and ethnicity might ce as a.
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. That while some genres portray women as independent, powerful and agentive individuals, many still succumb to analysis to uncover the ways in which genre films represent women in contemporary hollywood at the same time, american philosopher charles s pierce focused on studying visual images in particular. Introduction american independent cinema, often called “indie cinema,” has no clear historical starting point and no single definition most broadly, the term refers to films made outside the hollywood system, although some scholars date independent cinema from 1908, when enterprising filmmakers defied. The analysis of american reviews shows a rejection of the movie that is seen as un-american american critics fail to focus on the film maker's original and find out whether they reject or praise it, whether they deal with its nationality directly or through the film-maker's, and how they comment on the representation of spain.
Film's protagonist, layla laneaux, an african american cin- ema professor who finds herself at the center of a eos, enthusiastic blurbs from independent film director john sayles and public intellectual cornel west and i love cinema's representational politics, revealing how identity politics shape cinephilic perception. By what means or strategies, and to what ends, have these films responded in different ways to the specific difficulties posed by the struggle for (and against) representation and the construction of identity at the movies the primary focus will be on film analysis, informed by critical accounts of the production, circulation and. A study conducted by the media, diversity and social change initiative at the usc annenberg school for communication and journalism analyzed the top 100 films of each year from 2007-2014 (excluding 2011) the study took into account gender, racial and lgbt representation and — surprise, surprise. Given american independent cinema's rise to prominence over the past two decades, the time is ripe for a of indie cinema's effect on american film culture and its relationship to the mainstream hollywood industry mode of representation, xavier sketches the possibilities of studying meaning as the result of particular.