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WHAT IS “INDIE” ANYWAY?

by Tom Buttaccio | XO Pictures

XO Pictures is an “INDIE” film studio, run by my wife, Jenny, and I. After a few people we recently spoke with asked us what “INDIE” really meant, I decided to Vlog on the idea of – – – “INDIE.” Check it out…

* * * UPDATE (for those who care to go a bit deeper into some film theory):

Even though Alfred Hitchcock was part of the monstrous Hollywood Studio System, he stands out as unique and extremely original.  He was indeed a true “AUTEUR,” and always found a way to put himself into his films (both figuratively and literally). His fingerprint is left on all the films that he created. The idea that Hitchcock was actually an “INDIE,” though, is actually quite a stretch. I simply used Hitchcock because his name and films are recognizable. For those who might care, film directors like François Truffaut or Jean-Luc Godard would have been even better examples of “INDIES.” The correlation between “INDIE” and “AUTEUR” that I was tryng to make was that of artistic integrity and “voice.”

To grasp the idea of “INDIE” even better, one can look to the world of music for examples of thousands of musicians who became fed up with huge corporations telling artists what their art should sound like. Anyway -the idea that the “INDIVIDUAL” can flourish without necessarily needing to be part of a large, over-controlling system…this is the “INDIE” idea.

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4 Comments on “WHAT IS “INDIE” ANYWAY?”

  • Amanda M Miller December 2nd, 2011 2:33 am

    What a fantastic blog! Great idea to break down ‘indie’! Look forward to seeing you there!

  • kelly December 2nd, 2011 10:23 am

    i love this!!!!

  • Fleur December 2nd, 2011 11:39 am

    This is fabulous, you guys!!!

  • XO Pictures December 2nd, 2011 12:47 pm

    Can’t wait to see you there, too, Amanda.

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