Dogville vs Hollywood
Using Lars von Trier's 2003 film Dogvilleas a launchpad for his ideas, Jake Horsley aims to discuss the conflict between ;artistic ; and ;commercial ; movie-making that he believes exists in the film industry today. He proposes that the term ;independent, ; when applied to filmmaking, be considered an artistic term relating to sensibility and vision and not simply a question of backing or funds. Can an ;independent ; film also be a commercial success in Hollywood? Charting the history of independent cinema from early pioneers Jean-Luc Godard and Sam Peckinpah to modern masters such as David Lynch, this book provides a critical analysis of the state of today's film industry.
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"Talking of creative integrity in Hollywood is akin to preaching chastity in a whorehouse." So reads the first line in film critic Horsley's polemic on the crooked, spineless and heartless industry ... Read full review