American Independent Cinema: An Introduction

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ANALYTICAL TABLE OF CONTENTS
List of Tablesxi
List of Case Studiesxii
List of Figuresxiii
Acknowledgementsxiv
Introduction: Problems of Definition and the Discourse of American Independent Cinema1
Part I American Independent Cinema in the Studio Years (mid-1920s-late 1940s)
1.Independent Filmmaking in the Studio Era: Tendencies within the Studio System19
Introduction19
The First Independents21
Independents before the Formation of the Studios25
Independents in the Age of Oligopoly30
The First Period (mid-/late 1920s-1939)31
Economic Constraints35
Independent Production vs Studio-Unit Production37
Some Economic Opportunities41
The Second Period (1940–8)44
The Industry-wide Shift47
The End of the War Boon52
Conclusion54

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