The Rough Guide to American Independent Film

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Rough Guides, 2006 - Performing Arts - 277 pages
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The Rough Guide to American Independent Film is the essential companion for anyone interested in American Independent, low-budget and maverick filmmaking. The book looks at the deep-reaching history of American 'indie' cinema in all its guises, from its earliest incarnations in the 60s and 70s to the growth of indie avatars (Sundance & Miramax) and even considers where it is today. It explores the definitions of 'independent' film in terms of both aesthetics and means of production and comes complete with a canon of the 50 greatest American 'Indie' films of all time.

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Jessica Winter is an experienced film journalist with a BA from Yale University and an MA for University College London. She has written articles for Time Out London, Sight & Sound, Minneapolis City Pages and Cinema Scope.

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