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Shadows

Raymond Carney

Ray Carney is Professor of Film and American Studies at Boston University. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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British Film Institute, 2019

Focused Study

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...Shadows (1959), John Cassavetes' first film as director, ends with the title card — 'The film you have just seen was an improvisation'. Just before his death, however, Cassavetes confessed to Ray Carney something he had never before...

American Independent Cinema: An Overview

Rona Murray

Rona Murray is a tutor in film and media studies at Holy Cross College, U.K. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Studying American Independent Cinema

Auteur, 2011

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...“Indie’ is not a career path but a life option. Maybe not all or nothing, but it is a commitment well beyond select material”Ted Hope: trulyfreefilm.com (via Twitter: 1/04/10)Ted Hope: trulyfreefilm.com (via Twitter: 1/04/10)Watching any...

The Realist’s Eye

Peter Cowie

Peter Cowie began writing about the cinema at Cambridge University in 1960. He has since published more than twenty books, including critical biographies of Bergman, Welles and Coppola. In 1963 he founded the annual International Film Guide, which he edited for forty years. Cowie has also provided commentaries for several DVDs of classic films in the Criterion Collection. He has served on the jury at numerous festivals and is a member of the board of the European Film College. Cowie was International Publishing Director of Variety from 1993 to 2000, and now lives in Switzerland. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Revolution! : The Explosion of World Cinema in the 60s

Faber and Faber, 2004

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...When I started, I thought it would only take me a few months; it took three years. I made every mistake known to man; I can’t even remember all the mistakes we made.‘When I started, I thought it would take me only a few months’, Ray Carney...

Keeping the ‘Hair in the Gate’: Authenticity and Shadows

Rona Murray

Rona Murray is a tutor in film and media studies at Holy Cross College, U.K. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Studying American Independent Cinema

Auteur, 2011

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...John Cassavetes demands to be studied as a defining archetype of modern independent cinema. Struggling throughout his career as a film-maker, he created the model for the artist who might work in Hollywood but would always believe...

Shadows

Jason Wood

Jason Wood is a writer, film programmer and filmmaker. He is Artistic Director of Film at HOME, Visiting Professor at MMU and Visiting Professor at University of Salford, UK, 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. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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100 American Independent Films : BFI Screen Guides

British Film Institute, 2009

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...Viewed as the Citizen Kane (1941) of American independent cinema, Shadows opened the door for a new kind of uncompromising and self-sufficient film-making: ‘There were no more excuses. If he could do it, so could we,’ commented Scorsese...

Frances McDormand

Projections 11 : New York Film-makers on Film-making

Faber and Faber Limited, 2002

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...Actress Frances McDormand has appeared in Blood Simple, Raising Arizona, Chattahoochee, Hidden Agenda, Darkman, Short Cuts, Beyond Rangoon, Primal Fear, Madeline and Wonder Boys, among others. She was nominated for a Best Supporting Actress...

Ted Hope and James Schamus

Projections 11 : New York Film-makers on Film-making

Faber and Faber Limited, 2002

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...James Schamus and Ted Hope co-founded Good Machine, a New York-based independent production company, in 1991. They have been involved in the production of over forty films, including Happiness, Walking and Talking, The Myth of Fingerprints,...

Jim Jarmusch

Projections 11 : New York Film-makers on Film-making

Faber and Faber Limited, 2002

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...Jim Jarmusch has written and directed Permanent Vacation, Stranger Than Paradise (winner of the Camera d'Or at the 1984 Cannes Film Festival), Down By Law, Mystery Train, Night on Earth, Dead Man and Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai. He...

Jonas Mekas

Projections 11 : New York Film-makers on Film-making

Faber and Faber Limited, 2002

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...Jonas Mekas, director and co-founder of Anthology Film Archives, is a film-maker, poet, critic and long-time proponent of avant-garde film. He founded the influential journal Film Culture in 1955, and wrote the 'Movie Journal' column...

Stacy Cochran

Projections 11 : New York Film-makers on Film-making

Faber and Faber Limited, 2002

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...Stacy Cochran wrote and directed the forthcoming Drop Back Ten (featured in the dramatic competition of the 2000 Sundance Film Festival), Boys (1995), and My New Gun, which was selected for the Directors' Fortnight at the 1992 Cannes Film...