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The Resource American independent cinema. Rites of passage and the crisis image, anna Backman Rogers

American independent cinema. Rites of passage and the crisis image, anna Backman Rogers

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American independent cinema. Rites of passage and the crisis image
Title
American independent cinema. Rites of passage and the crisis image
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anna Backman Rogers
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Language
eng
Summary
This book examines crisis, transition and metamorphosis in American independent cinema. By examining six films, all of which conform to the notion of 'indiewood' (King 2005) from a formal perspective, this book argues that American 'indie' cinema is not one merely in crisis, but also of crisis. As a cinema that draws upon an American cinematic heritage that explores various rites of passage (the teen movie, the road movie, the western), these films deal in images of crisis, transition and metamorphosis. This cinema of crisis offers surprisingly subversive and critical images that both engage with and undermine modes of cliched representation and thought by exploring notions of ambiguity and opacity. Case studies include: 'The Virgin Suicides', 'Elephant', 'Dead Man', 'Last Days', 'Somewhere' and 'Broken Flowers'; engages with and develops on recent scholarship on American independent film from a formal perspective and situates analysis of indie film within the context of American generic cinematic (and historical) traditions
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Backman Rogers, Anna
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Edinburgh Studies in Film
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  • Van Sant, Gus
  • Jarmusch, Jim
  • Coppola, Sofia
  • Coppola, Sofia
  • Jarmusch, Jim
  • Van Sant, Gus
  • Independent films
  • PERFORMING ARTS
  • PERFORMING ARTS
  • Independent films
  • United States
Label
American independent cinema. Rites of passage and the crisis image, anna Backman Rogers
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unknown
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Adolescence: Sofia Coppola's The Virgin Suicides (1999) -- Adolescence: Gus Van Sant's Elephant (2003) -- Death: Jim Jarmusch's Dead Man (1994) -- Death: Gus Van Sant's Last Days (2004) -- Life-crisis: Sofia Coppola's Somewhere (2011) -- Life-crisis: Jim Jarmusch's Broken Flowers (2005) -- Conclusion: the crisis image -- mumblecore and beyond
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ocn919316291
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1 online resource (224 pages)
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online
Isbn
9780748693610
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unknown
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt16r0r8d
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not applicable
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Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)919316291
Label
American independent cinema. Rites of passage and the crisis image, anna Backman Rogers
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Adolescence: Sofia Coppola's The Virgin Suicides (1999) -- Adolescence: Gus Van Sant's Elephant (2003) -- Death: Jim Jarmusch's Dead Man (1994) -- Death: Gus Van Sant's Last Days (2004) -- Life-crisis: Sofia Coppola's Somewhere (2011) -- Life-crisis: Jim Jarmusch's Broken Flowers (2005) -- Conclusion: the crisis image -- mumblecore and beyond
Control code
ocn919316291
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (224 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780748693610
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt16r0r8d
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)919316291

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