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VideoHound's independent film guide
Sullivan, Monica, 1950-
Personal Author:
Second edition.
Publication Information:
Detroit, MI : Visible Ink Press, [1999]

Physical Description:
xxiii, 666 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
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PN1998 .S84 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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VideoHound's Independent Film Guide is exclusively for lovers of independent cinema, movies made outside the Hollywood mainstream. If you're a fan of epics such as Burnt by the Sun and The English Patient, obscure black- and-white classics such as Dead of Night and He Ran All the Way, foreign oddities such as Matador and The Lair of the White Worm, or contemporary cult favourites such as Crash and Fargo, you'll find much to treasure here and some good tips on what to see next.

Reviews 2

Booklist Review

There are more than 200 new entries in this guide from the people who brought you VideoHound's Golden Movie Retriever, VideoHound's Horror Show, VideoHound's World Cinema, and more.

Choice Review

Sullivan (producer and host of the weekly public radio program Movie Magazine International) also compiled the first edition (1998) of this quirky, informative, and highly readable guide to independent films. The completely revised second edition adds some 200 reviews to the original entries to cover more than 1,000 movies and documentaries made outside the Hollywood system. Besides Sullivan's expert review of and commentary about the film, each entry contains cast/credit information, running time, alternative titles, Motion Picture Association of America rating, awards and nominations, availability in various formats (e.g., video, DVD), and VideoHound's rating system. Fifty-one important independent film figures (e.g., Orson Welles, Samuel Goldwyn, John Carradine) are briefly profiled. But it is the indexes (alternative titles, cast, directors, and subjects--"African America," "Serial Killers," "Teen Angst," "True Stories," etc.) that make this guide an important working tool for the study and enjoyment of independent films. As a companion to the plethora of mainstream film guides, Sullivan's work is indispensable. Highly recommended for public and academic libraries with active media centers. D. K. Frasier; Indiana University-Bloomington