“The Ambitions of Most Independent Filmmakers”: Indie Production, the Majors, and Friday the 13th (1980)

  title={“The Ambitions of Most Independent Filmmakers”: Indie Production, the Majors, and Friday the 13th (1980)},
  author={Richard C. Nowell},
  journal={Journal of Film and Video},
  pages={28 - 44}
  • R. Nowell
  • Published 22 September 2011
  • Sociology
  • Journal of Film and Video
SCHOLARSHIP ON 1970S AMERICAN INDEPENDENT filmmaking has tended to fall into one of two categories. First, there are the examinations of maverick filmmakers? Hal Ashby, Robert Altman, Arthur Penn, and others? whose "independence" is determined largely by the exceptional levels of creative control that they were given by major studios such as Warner Brothers (Gilby; Kolker). Then there are those projects that focus on so-called exploitation companies such as American International Pictures… 
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