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Culture and Society – still very relevant today!

I’m revisiting Raymond Williams’ classic text Culture and Society, first published in 1958, as part of background research for my next project. It’s a very useful source on the context in which our contemporary notions of ‘art’, ‘creativity’, ‘genius’ and … Continue reading

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Free online screenings lead to sales

Nice example of how free screenings online can be used as part of an indie campaign leading to successful sales on DVD (and in this case recipe books!) in case of the documentary Hungry for Change, a critique of the … Continue reading

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Moonrise Kingdom

Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom seems generally to have been well received after opening the Cannes festival, despite the usual reservations about his work. Sounds like very typical Anderson territory. See David Hudson on Fandor for a summary of some reviews and interviews (including … Continue reading

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Weinsteins continue to bounce back

After struggling initially in their post-Miramax guise as The Weinstein Company, the Weinsteins seem to go from strength to strength these days. After their triumph with The Artist, they appear to be dominating Cannes at the moment, as reported by … Continue reading

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New titles on indie film, 2

Also newly out and promising to make an important contribution in similar territory is Hollywood’s Indies: Classics Divisions, Speciality Labels and American Independent Cinema by Yannis Tzioumakis from Edinburgh University Press (also only in hardback at present and £47.99 from Amazon). … Continue reading

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New titles on indie film, 1

Going to be a strong year for new academic publications on indie film (and that’s not even including my new book, ahem, and the collection I’m co-editing with Yannis Tzioumakis and Claire Molloy, both of which are plugged on the … Continue reading

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First post!

I decided after much thought to add a blog to this site, so here goes! Wasn’t sure this would work as, being UK-based, I’m not in the best position to blog in a very up-t0-date manner of new indie films, … Continue reading

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