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Staying Radical : Sayles’ Social Realism in Return of the Secaucus Seven

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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...As an independent film-maker, John Sayles embodies both simplicity and complexity. He sits, given the length of his career to date, as one of the founding fathers of contemporary American independent cinema and continues to represent...

Making Independence into Cult: Romero and Night of the Living Dead

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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...How does a ‘genre flick’ like George A. Romero’s Night of the Living Dead (1968) suggest ways of studying it as an American independent movie? Definitely an influential horror film, inventing those seminal stock characters – zombies...

Adopting an Approach: Tools for Reading a Film

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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...Analysing the director’s intentions (Mulholland Dr.)In any kind of studies in film, you need to be aware that you are adopting a framework or methodologyMethodology refers to the theories and concepts that underpin your approach to your...

‘Someplace Beautiful’: Alternative Realities in Small Town America

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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...Boys Don’t Cry Boys Don’t Cry (1999) is based on the true story of Teena Brandon, a young woman who passed as a male, Brandon Teena, from her teens until her death at the age of 21. The circumstances of Brandon’s final days and death...

Gangsters and Ghost Dogs: Stardom and Purity in Independent Cinema

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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...Pulp Fiction Steven Soderbergh was the first director to be marketed successfully by Bob and Harvey Weinstein at Miramax and he demonstrated the sales potential of independent film, launching the phenomenon that became the ‘indie’ movie...

Minnesota Nice: The Coens and the Comedy of Menace

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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...Fargo (1996) illustrates a number of themes relating to the careers of Joel and Ethan Coen. Whether that career is as independent film-makers is contested – their funding has not been solely independent and their films revel...

‘Stupid Americans’: Why Happiness Could Only Be An Independent Film

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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...Todd Solondz’s 1990s career is immediately suggestive of independence as it can be summerised in one word – subversion. In all of his feature films, from Welcome to the Dollhouse (1995) to Life During Wartime (2009), he has represented...

The American Wilderness and Ecstatic Truth: Adapting Independent Voices

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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...Into the Wild Sean Penn’s film of Jon Krakauer’s non-fiction book encapsulates a number of themes from American independent cinema. In Sean Penn there is something of the character of John Cassavetes (to whom he dedicated his first...

Making An Epic and Staying Independent: There Will Be Blood

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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...In There Will Be Blood (2007), Paul Thomas Anderson has formed an American epic that evokes classics of American literature and film. The elemental story references American literature and also consciously looks back at film history...

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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...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...