Stranger Than Paradise: Maverick Film-makers in Recent American Cinema

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9781853752742: Stranger Than Paradise: Maverick Film-makers in Recent American Cinema

This is a study of the outsider directors who have come to dominate America's and Hollywood's creative output in the last two decades: the Coen Brothers; Hal Hartley; Todd Haynes; Jim Jarmusch; Spike Lee; Richard Linklater; David Lynch; John Sayles; Steven Soderbergh; Quentin Tarantino; and Wayne Wang. The book places these directors within the story of the growth of American independent film-making, and draws connections to their forerunners from the late-1960s and 1970s, influences such as Robert Altman, John Cassavetes, Roger Corman, and Martin Scorcese. As well as a chapter on each of the above 11 directors, the book provides a general assessment of the explosion of independent cinema in the States: mainstream mavericks (Tim Burton, John Dahl); new queer cinema (Rose Troche, Tom Kalin); black film-makers (Charles Burnett, John Singleton); women directors (Alison Anders, Maggie Greenwald); experimentors, imitators, cult figures, and a peripheral cast of hundreds from Steve Buscemi to Gus Van Sant.

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Geoff Andrew is the Film Editor of London's Time Out.

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Andrew, Geoff
Editorial: U.S.A.: Prion Books Ltd (1998)
ISBN 10: 1853752746 ISBN 13: 9781853752742
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Descripción Prion Pub., London England, 1998. Hard Cover in Dust Jacket. Estado de conservación: New. Estado de la sobrecubierta: New. Photos Ilustrador. 1998 Printing. 1998 Hardcover book in DJ . BRAND NEW from 1998 publisher . Never opened, Never owned, Never marked . Excellent Gift Giving quality . 374 pages with index , illustrated with B&W Photographs . Independent , or indie , movies and their film makers . The Coen Brothers , Hal Hartley , Todd Haynes, Jim Jarmusch, Spike Lee, David Lynch, John Sayles, Steven Soderbergh, Quentin Tarantino , Wayne Wang, Allison Anders , Maggie Greenwald, Nancy Savaca . In creative terms, Hollywood has come to be regarded as a spent force, increasingly given to producing undemanding action spectaculars . Extravagant, spiralling budgets ensure that the studio committees invariably take low-risk creative decisions . Yet at the same time the American cinema has been revitalized by the growth of the 'indie scene' - as burgeoning cinematic culture distinguished not only by the ability of young film-makers to work wonders on a low budget, but by the stylistic freshness and thematic originality of their movies . 'Stranger than Paradise' is a ground-breaking study of some of the most talented, audacious and influential film-makers to have worked in the American cinema through the 80s and 90s . and they've made it all the way to Cannes . Some, such as Jarmusch, Hartley and Haynes, have remained wholly independent of Hollywood; others, like Lynch, Sayles, Wang and Sonderbergh, have alternated or combined personal projects with work for the studios; still others, like Lee or the Coen Broothers, have used the Hollywood system to bring their own special vision of of the world to a wider public; while the wunderkind Quentin Tarantino, playing new variations on traditional genres, is both taken up by Hollywood and also transforming it . While these film-makers - to whom the book devotes individual chapters - are clearly very different, distinctive talents, they all display a robust sense of creative independence . Reluctant to bow to the compromises favoured by mainstream Hollywood, each qualifies as an auteur . Individual artistry, however, never exists in a vacuum . Accordingly, the book locates their achievements within the maverick tradition of American film-making, drawing connections with Orson Welles, John Cassavetes, Roger Corman, Robert Altman and Martin Scorsese . Geoff Andrew is film Editor at London's Time Out Magazine, and managed Electric Cinema . He is the author of Hollywood Gangsters , Film Handbook, Films of Nicholas Ray, and others . This book " Stranger Than Paradise : Maverick Film-Makers in Recent American Cinema " . by Geoff Andrew with introduction by Gary Oldman . published by Prion Pub., London 1998 Hardcover book in Dustjacket *** Securely packed for Safe delivery ~ Shipping safely Worldwide , since 1965 *** 6 x 9-1/2 x 1-1/3 ". Nº de ref. de la librería 5860

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