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The Resource Not Hollywood : independent film at the twilight of the American dream, Sherry B. Ortner

Not Hollywood : independent film at the twilight of the American dream, Sherry B. Ortner

Label
Not Hollywood : independent film at the twilight of the American dream
Title
Not Hollywood
Title remainder
independent film at the twilight of the American dream
Statement of responsibility
Sherry B. Ortner
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The pioneering anthropologist Sherry B. Ortner combines her trademark ethnographic expertise with critical film interpretation to explore the independent film scene in New York and Los Angeles since the late 1980s. Not Hollywood is both a study of the lived experience of that scene and a critical examination of America as seen through the lenses of independent filmmakers. Based on interviews with scores of directors and producers, Ortner reveals the culture and practices of indie filmmaking, including the conviction of those involved that their films, unlike Hollywood movies, are "telling the truth" about American life. These films often illuminate the dark side of American society through narratives about the family, the economy, and politics in today's neoliberal era. Offering insightful interpretations of many of these films, Ortner argues that during the past three decades independent American cinema has functioned as a vital form of cultural critique
Cataloging source
NcD/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1941-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ortner, Sherry B.
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1993.5.U6
LC item number
O76 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Independent films
  • Independent filmmakers
  • Unabhängiger Film
  • USA
  • Independent filmmakers
  • Independent films
  • United States
Label
Not Hollywood : independent film at the twilight of the American dream, Sherry B. Ortner
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [299]-314) and index
Contents
Ch. 1. Making independence -- Ch. 2. Dark Indies -- Ch. 3. Making the scene -- Ch. 4. Moral ambiguity -- Ch. 5. Making value -- Ch. 6. Film feminism -- Ch. 7. Making films -- Ch. 8. Politics
Control code
818327351
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
[xiii], 331 p.
Isbn
9780822354260
Lccn
2012044750
System control number
(OCoLC)818327351
Label
Not Hollywood : independent film at the twilight of the American dream, Sherry B. Ortner
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [299]-314) and index
Contents
Ch. 1. Making independence -- Ch. 2. Dark Indies -- Ch. 3. Making the scene -- Ch. 4. Moral ambiguity -- Ch. 5. Making value -- Ch. 6. Film feminism -- Ch. 7. Making films -- Ch. 8. Politics
Control code
818327351
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
[xiii], 331 p.
Isbn
9780822354260
Lccn
2012044750
System control number
(OCoLC)818327351

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