A long time ago, a bunch of atoms combined.
Then, a bunch of scientific stuff happened....and here I am!
June 25, 2008
Somebody Hand Me A Dictionary!
Over at Salon.com there's an article by Andrew O'Hehir about the death of independent film. I've seen the same sentiment in a couple of other places (which I would link to if they weren't print sources, and I could even remember which ones...Entertainment Weekly, possibly?) As evidence, the authors offer the cutbacks/closings of New Line, Paramount Vantage, and Warner Picturehouse. I guess I really should know more about this, but when did "independent" go from being a method of production to being a genre? That is, if a production company is a subsidiary of, or at least subject to closing by a studio, doesn't that sort of preclude that company from being called a maker of "independent" films?
From my Concise Oxford Dictionary:
independent · adj. 1 free from outside control; not subject to another’s authority.