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Indiewood, USA: Where Hollywood Meets Independent Cinema

Indiewood, USA: Where Hollywood Meets Independent Cinema
Geoff King

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In this book, the author has published extensively on American cinema. It covers a range of well-known films and film-makers. This is the first book to analyse the relationship and interaction between Independent film and Hollywood.Indiewood is the place where Hollywood and the American independent sector meet, where lines blur and two very different kinds of cinema come together in a striking blend of creativity and commerce. This is an arena in which innovative, sometimes challenging cinema reaches out to the mainstream. Or, alternatively, a zone of duplicity and compromise in which the 'true' heritage of the indie sector is co-opted as an offshoot of Hollywood."Indiewood" is the first book to provide objective analysis of this distinctive region of the contemporary American film landscape. Case studies include the work of Quentin Tarantino, Charlie Kaufman and Steven Soderbergh and the output of the studio 'specialist' divisions Miramax and Focus Features.From the stylized violence and cult film referencing of "Kill Bill" to the literary resonances of "Shakespeare in Love" and from the mind-bending scripts of Kaufman ("Being John Malkovich", "Adaptation", "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind") to Soderbergh's "Traffic" and "Solaris", Geoff King examines the way Indiewood features combine mainstream with more unconventional features in an attempt to have it both ways: to remain accessible while offering markers of distinction designed to appeal to more particular, niche-audience constituencies.

Author Info

Geoff King is Professor of Film and TV Studies at Brunel University. He has written a number of books for I.B.Tauris including 'American Independent Cinema', 'New Hollywood Cinema: An Introduction' and 'Spectacular Narratives: Hollywood in the Age of the Blockbuster'.

Bibliographic Info

Imprint: I.B.Tauris
Publisher: I.B.Tauris & Co. Ltd.
Series: International Library of Cultural Studies

Paperback
ISBN: 9781845118259
Publication Date: 28 Feb 2009
Number of Pages: 304
Height: 234
Width: 156
Illustrations: 20 b/w integrated

Hardback
ISBN: 9781845118266
Publication Date: 28 Feb 2009
Number of Pages: 304
Height: 234
Width: 156
Illustrations: 20 b/w integrated

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