Celluloid Mavericks by Greg Merritt
A History of American Independent Film Making

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Celluloid Mavericks: A History of American Independent Filmmaking documents this rich history, showing what it meant to be "independent" in the 1930s and what it means today. Author Greg Merritt distinguishes between indie and semi-indie productions, explores the genres represented under the independent umbrella, and addresses the question of what makes a movie independent - its "spirit" or the budget backing the production. From one-reel flicks at the turn of the century to the blockbusters of the ‘90s, Celluloid Mavericks takes readers on a fascinating tour of the industry.
 

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Greg Merritt is a screenwriter and also wrote How to Produce an Independent Film. He lives in Culver City, CA.
 
Published December 31, 1999 by Da Capo Press. 416 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, Humor & Entertainment. Non-fiction

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Somewhere between Titanic and The Blair Witch Project lies the demarcation between commercial and independent film. In this thorough and audacious history, Merritt (How to Produce an Independent F

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Instead of analyzing the relationship between the rise of Gen-X viewers and the recent proliferation of indie films, or offering predictions about the future of independent cinema, Merritt gets lost in the trees where the Blair Witch lurks and misses the forest.

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