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By Geoff King

A significant other to American Indie movie features a complete number of newly commissioned essays that characterize a state of the art source for knowing key points of the sector of indie movies produced within the United States.

  • Takes a complete and clean new examine the subject of yank indie film
  • Features newly commissioned essays from best movie specialists and rising students that symbolize the cutting-edge connection with the indie movie field
  • Topics coated comprise: indie movie tradition; key historic moments and events in indie movie heritage; relationships among indie movie and different indie media; and concerns together with classification, gender, local identification and stardom in within the indie field
  • Includes stories of many sorts of indie motion pictures and picture genres, in addition to numerous filmmakers and performers that experience come to outline the field

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However, Indie Film as Indie Culture 33 to the extent that indie culture’s existence is premised on a conception of mass culture, it takes its priorities from opposing mainstream media, from making possible something Hollywood and other culture industries seemingly fail to offer. Slanted and Enchanted and Indie Game To observe these ideas in action and appreciate how their sustaining rhetoric functions, across media, I want to look at two sources that are explicitly concerned with identifying and celebrating indie values: Kaya Oakes’s 2009 nonfiction trade book Slanted and Enchanted: The Evolution of Indie Culture and the 2012 documentary Indie Game: The Movie, directed by James Swirsky and Lisanne Pajot.

The Romantic, expressive individualism inherent in these notions might in reality be belied by the cooperative nature of any large‐scale commercial enterprise such as feature filmmaking, distribution, and exhibition, and by the many ways in which systems of indie cinema industry and culture are integrated into the wider media industry ecology. But again, the essence of this discussion is how indie culture imagines and describes itself as a thing apart. We see this not only in the rhetoric of auteurs as mavericks, but also of indie film institutions such as festivals, arthouse theaters or cinematheques, awards, schools and educational programs, publications, cable television channels, and websites.

Slanted and Enchanted: The Evolution of Indie Culture. New York: Holt. Pajot, Lisanne, and James Swirsky. 2012. ” Indie Game: The Movie website, October 31. Accessed July 28, 2015. html Parker, Felan. 2013. ” Loading… The Journal of the Canadian Game Studies Association, vol. 7, no. 11: 41–60. Peterson, Richard A. 1992. ” Poetics, 21: 243–258. , and Robert M. Kern. 1996. ” American Sociological Review, vol. 62, no. 5: 900–907. Rosenberg, Bernard, and David Manning White, eds. 1958. Mass Culture: The Popular Arts in America.

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