Fall 2008 not offered
What exactly defines an independent film or filmmaker? How free is an independent from the creative and industrial constraints of mainstream filmmaking? How have notions of independence changed over time? This course addresses these and other questions as it examines different models of American independent feature filmmaking in use from the 1940s to the present day. We will explore the various methods of production, distribution, and exhibition utilized by independent filmmakers and their range of reliance on the major studios. In addition, we will consider the aesthetic relationship between independent films and mainstream filmmaking, focusing in particular on how independents have used film form and narrative to differentiate their product. Prior knowledge of the American film industry is recommended for this course.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (FILM-MN)(FILM)
Geoff King, AMERICAN INDEPENDENT CINEMA
Yvonne Tasker, FIFTY CONTEMPORARY FILMMAKERS
Christine Vachon, SHOOTING TO KILL
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An analytical paper, a research paper, and an oral presentation.
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Prerequisites:FILM304 and FILM310
Course fee: $60.00. This course is only open to junior and senior film majors. Attendance required.
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