Shoot It!: Hollywood Inc. and the Rising of Independent Film
Shoot It! is a revealing history of how Hollywood, with its eye on the bottom line, arguably lost its ability to support the work of creative filmmakers; it is also a passionate portrait of the American independents, and others inside the international film scene, who have risen up to fill the void.
The book examines the Hollywood studio system over several decades, from th...more
When any decision is made by profit margins the creative integrity of film suffers. The only way to have your vision is to subject yourself to the bare bones budgets and do it all yourself. The really disheartening chapters mention directors who work on films for five years only to have it in theaters for two weeks before being pulled to make way ...more