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Palgrave Studies in Screen Industries and Performance
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Acting Indie

Industry, Aesthetics, and Performance

Authors: Baron, Cynthia, Tzioumakis, Yannis

  • First large scale study of American independent film through the prism of actors and acting
  • Innovative approach that brings together industrial and aesthetic analysis
  • Case studies of both landmark and less visible American independent films  
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-40862-4
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About this book

This book illustrates the many ways that actors contribute to American independent cinema. Analyzing industrial developments, it examines the impact of actors as writers, directors, and producers, and as stars able to attract investment and bring visibility to small-scale productions. Exploring cultural-aesthetic factors, the book identifies the various traditions that shape choices about independent films’ character and narrative designs, casting choices, and performance styles.

Acting Indie reframes American independent cinema by offering a genealogy of industrial and aesthetic practices that connect independent filmmaking in the studio era and the chaotic 1960s and 1970s to contemporary American independent cinema in its evolving indie, indiewood, and post-indiewood forms. Chapters focusing on actors’ involvement in the emergence and evolution of American independent cinema as a sector alternate with chapters that show how aesthetic traditions such as naturalism, modernism, postmodernism, and Third Cinema influence films and performances.

About the authors

Cynthia Baron is a Professor in the Department of Theatre and Film at Bowling Green State University, USA. Her most recent book is Modern Acting: The Lost Chapter of American Film and Theatre.

Yannis Tzioumakis is a Reader in Film and Media Industries at the University of Liverpool, UK. He is the author of four books, most recently American Independent Cinema, 2nd Edition, and co-editor of six anthologies.


Reviews

“This is an important contribution to scholarship on American independent cinema and on actors & acting, two fields of study which have seen tremendous growth in recent years but are rarely explored together. Expertly combining textual and contextual, performance and industrial analysis, this book will, I think, soon come to be regarded as a milestone.” (Peter Krämer, author of The New Hollywood: From Bonnie and Clyde to Star Wars, and editor of Screen Acting)

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Hardcover 105,49 €
price for France (gross)
  • Due: 18 octobre 2019
  • ISBN 978-1-137-40862-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Acting Indie
Book Subtitle
Industry, Aesthetics, and Performance
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Screen Industries and Performance
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-40862-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
256
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