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Screen Guides

100 American Independent Films

Authors: Wood, Jason

  • Updated and revised new edition of a successful BFI Screen Guide, with 25 new entries and new illustrations
  • Now features a preface by filmmaker Tom Kalin (director of 'Swoon' and 'Savage Grace') and updated preface by Scott McGehee and David Siegel (writers/producers/directors of films including 'Suture' and 'Savage Grace')
  • New entries include Old Joy, Me and You and Everyone We Know and Junebug
  • Illustrated with 35 black and white images from the films discussed
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An increasingly pervasive influence on contemporary European cinema and mainstream Hollywood, American independent films have frequently provided the most experimental and distinctive voices in US cinema. A whole generation of innovative and idiosyncratic American film-makers, including Steven Soderbergh, Todd Haynes, Hal Hartley and Spike Lee, emerged during the critical and commercial renaissance of the late 1980s and 90s.
 
In this revised and updated new edition, Jason Wood provides a guide to one hundred of the most interesting and influential American independent films, featuring indie classics such as Shadows, Blood Simple and Reservoir Dogs, with twenty-five brand new entries, including recent releases such as Old Joy, Junebug and Me and You and Everyone We Know. Each entry includes a plot synopsis, a commentary on the film's significance, production and exhibition history and cross-references to other films. The new edition also includes prefaces by film-makers Tom Kalin and Scott McGehee and David Siegel, as well as an introduction by Jason Wood charting the history and defining features of American independent film.
 
Jason Wood is a film programmer and author of several books, including Nick Broomfield: Documenting Icons (2005), The Faber Book of Mexican Cinema (2006), Talking Movies: Contemporary World Directors in Interview (2006) and 100 Road Movies (2007). Wood's writing has also appeared in Sight & Sound, The Guardian, Vertigo and Little White Lies.

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JASON WOOD is a film programmer and the author of a number of books including The Faber Book of Mexican Cinema (2006), Nick Broomfield: Documenting Icons (2005), 100 Road Movies (BFI 2007) and Talking Movies: Contemporary World Directors in Interview (2006). He contributes to a range of publications including Sight & Sound, The Guardian, Vertigo and Little White Lies.

Buy this book

eBook $19.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-349-92349-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $105.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-84457-290-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • This title is currently reprinting. You can pre-order your copy now.
Softcover $31.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-84457-289-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Online orders shipping within 2-3 days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
100 American Independent Films
Authors
Series Title
Screen Guides
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Palgrave BFI
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-349-92349-6
DOI
10.1007/978-1-349-92349-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-84457-290-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-84457-289-2
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
272
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