WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCEBETWEEN MAINSTREAM AND INDEPENDENT CINEMA? By Jess, Holly, Steve and Kaine.
WHAT IS AN INDEPENDENT FILM?An independent film, is a professional film production resulting in afeature film that is produced mostly or completely out of the major filmstudio system(also known as the „‟mainstream‟‟ professional circuit. As well as been produced by an independent production company,independent films are also produced or distributed by subsidiaries ofmajor film studios. Independent films are sometimes distinguishableby their content and style and the way in which the filmmakerspersonal artistic vision is realized.
EXAMPLES OF MAINSTREAM FILMS..- “Pirates of the Caribbean” was directed by Gore Verbinski.- „Lion King 3D‟ produced by Walt Disney.- „Bridesmaids‟ made by Paul Fieg.- „South Park Movie‟ produced by 20 th Century Fox.- “The God Father” was made by Francis Ford Coppola.- “The wizard of Oz” was made by Victor Fleming.- “Jaws” and “ET” was made by Steven Spielberg.
WHAT IS A MAINSTREAM FILM?Mainstream films can best be defined as commercial films that have a that have a widerelease and play in first run theatres (a cinema that run primarily mainstream film fair fromthe major film companies and distributers, during their initial release period of each film.) Hollywood movies are usually considered mainstream and blockbusters are also mainstreamfilms.Bestsellers play a significant role in the mainstream movie industry. There is a long -standingHollywood practice of turning fiction bestsellers into feature films . Many if not the majority ormodern movie „classics‟ began as bestsellers.
EXAMPLES OF INDEPENDENT FILMS..- “Four lions” was made by Film4.- “The Texas chainsaw massacre” was made by Toby Hooper.- “Black Swan” was made by Darren Aronofsky.- “Star Wars” was made George Lucas.- “Juno” was made by Jason Ritman.- “The bewitched project” was made by Danniel Mirick and Edwardo Sanchez.- “BORAT” was made by Sasha Barren Cohen.