Homemade Hollywood: fans behind the camera
Fan Films: Fun, free and totally illegal! Who would swing off a six-story building for a homemadeSpider-Man movie? Why would newlyweds spend $20,000 on a Star Wars film fromwhich they can never profit? How did three nobodies blow Steven Spielberg'smind with an Indiana Jones flick they made as teens in the Eighties? They're all part of the Fan Film revolution--an undergroundmovement where backyard filmmakers are breaking the law to create unauthorizedmovies starring Batman, James Bond, Captain Kirk, Harry Potter and otherclassic characters. Regular people are making movies that the fans want tosee--and which copyrights and common sense would never allow. Homemade Hollywood Fans Behind The Camera traces the fan film movement from the 1920s, when conmen made fake Little Rascals movies, to the internet video sensations of today.Crossing the divides from a pop culture history of truly outlaw cinema, to anexploration of Hollywood'schanging attitude towards its audience, Homemade Hollywood uncovers theinnovations and controversies surrounding these secret films and reveals howthey're changing today's media. Get insights from the fan filmmakers themselves as well asHugo Award-winning author Timothy Zahn, director Eli Roth (Hostel, Cabin Fever), punk rock icon Tommy Ramone, authors Henry Jenkins (Convergence Culture), DonGlut (The Empire Strikes Back), Andrea Richards (Girl Director) and others. Aforeword from Chris Gore, founder of Film Threat and movie expert on G4TV'sAttack of the Show, sets the tone.
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