‘This is not Hollywood!’: Peter Watkins and the challenge of amateurism to the professional

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Abstract

Book abstract: Across a range of settings, this book offers an introduction to the amateur maker of film comedies, thrillers, adaptations and sci-fi. It records the ambitions and achievements of enthusiasts struggling to emulate the mainstream and tell their own stories, armed with limited resources and endless initiative.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSmall-Gauge Storytelling: Discovering the Amateur Fiction Film
EditorsR. Shand, I. Craven
Place of PublicationEdinburgh
PublisherEdinburgh University Press
Pages183-200
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9780748656370
ISBN (Print)9780748656349
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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Keywords

  • film studies
  • cultural media
  • Peter Watkins

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Cook, J. (2013). ‘This is not Hollywood!’: Peter Watkins and the challenge of amateurism to the professional. In R. Shand, & I. Craven (Eds.), Small-Gauge Storytelling: Discovering the Amateur Fiction Film (pp. 183-200). Edinburgh University Press.