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100 American Independent Films

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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 ...more
Paperback, 272 pages
Published September 1st 2009 by British Film Institute (first published June 15th 2004)
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My movie is born first in my head, dies on paper, is resuscitated by the living persons and real objects I use, which are killed on film but, placed in a certain order and projected onto a screen, come to life again like flowers in water.

Robert Bresson

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You might have thought that American independent movies were low or no budget efforts with no-name actors (the director’s friends and family), and involved a lot of moody pouting and wannabegodard agitprop, and you’d be guarantee
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