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Edge of Outside (2006)

TV-14 | | Documentary | 11 June 2006 (USA)
An hour-long documentary designed to celebrate the spirit of the independent filmmaker from D.W. Griffith to Quentin Tarantino. Interview footage and film clips are blended together to form... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Biskind ... Himself
Robert Townsend ... Bobby Taylor (archive footage)
Edward Burns ... Himself (as Ed Burns)
Paul Auster ... Himself
Frederick Elmes ... Himself
Arthur Penn ... Himself
John Sayles ... Himself
David Thomson David Thomson ... Himself
Peter Bogdanovich ... Himself
Erich von Stroheim ... Himself (archive footage)
Buster Keaton ... Buster (archive footage)
Martin Scorsese ... Himself
Samuel Fuller ... Himself (archive footage)
Christa Lang Christa Lang ... Herself (as Christa L. Fuller)
Alexandre Rockwell Alexandre Rockwell ... Himself
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An hour-long documentary designed to celebrate the spirit of the independent filmmaker from D.W. Griffith to Quentin Tarantino. Interview footage and film clips are blended together to form a chronological approach to the subject matter. Profiles of important figures within the independent film industry include John Cassavetes, Stanley Kubrick, John Sayles, Woody Allen, Roger Corman, Samuel Fuller, Martin Scorsese, Orson Welles, Arthur Penn, Spike Lee, Peter Bogdanovich, Sam Peckinpah, Nicholas Ray, and Henry Jaglom. The documentary compiles new and stock interviews with important filmmakers including Cassavetes, Corman, Bogdanovich, Fuller, Scorsese, Welles, Penn, Sayles, Ray, Peckinpah, Lee, and Jaglom. The program also covers important movements in the history of independent cinema such as the Italian neorealism and the French New Wave. The documentary makes it clear in the emphasis that an independent film is not simply a low-budget film, but instead, accurately defines the genre ... Written by alfiehitchie

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Good doc
20 July 2006 | by damian-50See all my reviews

This is a really good documentary that discusses the independent film movement and filmmakers. It mostly it just covers films from the United States, and very briefly mentions Italian NeoRealism and the French New Wave. The documentary covers a lot of the early "indie" filmmakers to the latest indie movement.

I found it interesting to hear a number of independent filmmakers speak not only about their influences, but also about their experiences of working outside of the studio system.

If you like independent films or any of the filmmakers listed in the cast I'd say it's worth a watch since it's only about an hour long.


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