Video Essay: How New Hollywood Created the American Indie
Video essayist Tyler Knudsen explores how government restrictions on Hollywood in the late 1940’s made way for the rise of indie luminaries like Maya Deren and John Cassavetes.
At the time, the Paramount anti-trust case led to the breakup of Hollywood studios’ vertical integration, so they could no longer own theaters that played exclusively their own films. This meant that the different motion picture studios had to compete for showings elsewhere and work more aggressively to compete against independent filmmakers, who now had a shot at a wider audience. The opening of this window would come to redefine American cinema.
What did you study, where are you from and when did you graduate? I moved to Tallinn in August 2014 from Barcelona to study the Communication Management MA in Tallinn University. And I graduated on a sunny day of June 2016.
So. Apparently there are a lot of people quite unhappy about the way the book was adapted. Now, I haven’t read it, so I’m willing to give it the benefit of a doubt and perhaps it might contain something resembling at least a half decent story. Be it as it may, it seems that Spielberg chose to settle with the most crass and cliched aspects and run with them.
What did you study, where are you from and when did you graduate? I studied Audiovisual Media BA and graduated in 2009. Then I did my MA in Film Arts, Documentary Film and graduated in 2012. I am from Finland.