Celluloid Mavericks: The History of American Independent Film

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Basic Books, 2000 - Performing Arts - 463 pages
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Celluloid Mavericks: A History of American Independent Filmmaking documents this rich history, showing what it meant to be "independent" in the 1930s and what it means today. Author Greg Merritt distinguishes between indie and semi-indie productions, explores the genres represented under the independent umbrella, and addresses the question of what makes a movie independent -- its "spirit" or the budget backing the production. From one-reel flicks at the turn of the century to the blockbusters of the ?90s, Celluloid Mavericks takes readers on a fascinating tour of the industry.
 

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The blandness of current Hollywood product and the rise of a viable indie scene has increased public interest in the American independent filmmaking movement. This book is a timely look at a century ... Read full review

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American Independent Cinema
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About the author (2000)

Greg Merritt is a screenwriter and also wrote How to Produce an Independent Film. He lives in Culver City, CA.

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