Notes on Short Film

Lengthy diatribe on brief cinematic experience.

Hollywood Mavericks (1990)

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Here are the first few segments of an American Film Insitute documentary, Hollywood Mavericks. Though not specifically focusing on short films, this documentary is incredible valuable for auteur studies because of its emphasis on film history, Hollywood ideas and anti-Hollywood sentiments, and the philosophy of auteur filmmakers. Some of these sound bites will be essential as I highlight some of the master auteurs recognized by the short film industry today. Many of the filmmakers and critics featured in this documentary focus on how “mavericks” (i.e. auteurs) revolutionized the film industry with their unique vision and central themes.

And skipping along, specifically to 4:40 in this next part…

You can find this entire documentary posted on YouTube, and it is definitely worth viewing the whole thing! It’s some of these ideas of “iconic” filmmaking and filmmaker uniqueness that I want to underline with my research on auteur films.


Written by Alisa Hathaway

May 6, 2011 at 10:44 am

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  1. Hey! Just wondering if you know of anywhere else I’m able to view this documentary as these links are now inactive and unfortunately cannot find much else about it on youtube/online searches? Thanks!


    January 2, 2013 at 5:22 pm

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