Case Studies

Chapter 1

James Cagney at United Artists 55

Chapter 2

Charlie Chan at Monogram 77

Chapter 3

Stanley Kramer's Lomitas Productions and

United Artists, 1957-60 126

Chapter 4

Sam Katzman and Rock Around the Clock 160

Chapter 5

John Cassavetes and Shadows 184

Dennis Hopper and The Last Movie 187

Chapter 6

Blaxploitation, the AIP Way: Foxy Brown 212

John Sayles and The Return of the Seacaucus Seven 216

Chapter 7

David Mamet, Filmhaus, Orion Pictures and House of Games 240

Chapter 8

The definitive independent film: sex, lies, and videotape 272

Kevin Smith, Miramax and Clerks 275

Film Making

Film Making

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