Directory Of World Cinema American Independent
This bookis part of the "Directory of World Cinema" series. It includes contributions from some of the leading academics in the field. There are 150 reviews of American independent films from cult classics to recent releases and new sections devoted to "brutal youth," religion, and war movies. It features full colour illustrations and interviews with influential directors.
American independent cinema has undergone several incarnations since its emergence as an underground movement in the 1960s. Charting the significance of films such as 'Faces' and 'Supervixens', to recent releases like 'Drive' and 'Win Win', this book charts rise of the indie movie.
With high-profile Academy Award nominations and an increasing number of big-name actors eager to sign on to promising projects, independent films have been at the forefront in recent years like never before. But the roots of such critical and commercial successes as "The Hurt Locker" and "Precious "can be traced to the first boom of independent cinema in the 1960s, when a raft of talented filmmakers emerged""to capture the attention of a rapidly growing audience of young viewers.