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American Independent Cinema: A Sight and Sound Reader
by Jim Hillier
This work examines independent cinema as an influence on European and mainstream Hollywood, combining interviews with directors, features on major genres and reviews of some key films. It adopts a broad definition of US indie film including material on Tarantino, the Coen Brothers and Gus van Sant.
Paperback, 196 pages
Published May 27th 2000 by British Film Institute
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For anyone interested in great independent film, of course this was before it was all sad Zack Braff faces, precocious pregnant teenagers, and Steve Carrell playing a Proust scholar (?), this is an excellent guide to some of the most notable independent filmmakers dating back to the late sixties. Filled with different interviews and essays from quite possibly one of the most informative film periodicals in print, this book offers glimpses into the films of some of the most visionary American aut ...more