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This edition: The Independent Auteur

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While one half of Hollywood is the big budget action film, the other half is the socially and psychologically conscious Indie. From John Cassavetes to the Coen brothers, program two focuses on the independent auteur, the director as author of the "literature" of modern times. The Auteur Theory. (1959 - John Cassavetes, Father of Independent American Cinema; 1968 - Stanley Kubrick, 2001: A Space Odyssey; 1970 - Robert Altman's MASH Satirizes War; 1977 - Woody Allen Makes Annie Hall; 1994 - Quentin Tarantino Romanticizes Violence with Pulp Fiction; 2007 - The Coen Brothers, Masters of Genre Bending)