Index
Abbott, Jennifer, 256
Abramowitz, Rachel, 158, 180–82
Abu-Assad, Hany, 213, 233–34
Abu-Lughod, Lila, 24, 286n13
Academy Awards, 149
Achbar, Mark, 256
actors, directors and, 210–13, 217–27
Adorno, Theodor, 10, 44–45
Aeon Flux (film), 183, 294n10
Affleck, Ben, 37–39
African Americans: as filmmakers, 119;
myth of American Dream for, 16. See
also racism
After Innocence (documentary), 184
‘‘After the Indie Revolution’’ (Timberg),
45–46
After the Wedding (film), 55
agency, film producers and role of, 158–60,
270–72, 292n10
aids, Generation X and, 66–70
Aileen: The Life and Death of a Serial Killer
(documentary), 187
Allain, Stephanie, 167
Allen, Woody, 93
All the Vermeers in New York (Jost), 45
Altman, Robert, 40, 62, 93, 206, 222
American Crime, An (film), 132
American Dream, end of, 15–22; Genera-
tion X and, 71; in immigrant films, 82–
90, 289n15; patterns in research on,
72–73
‘‘American Dream Is Elusive for New Gen-
eration’’ (New York Times), 22
American Movie (film), 39
American Psycho (film), 187, 288n10
American Splendor (film), 54
Amreeka (film), 36, 82
Anderson, Chris, 254
Anderson, Paul Thomas, 134, 150
Anderson, Wes, 132
Angarano, Michael, 226
Anger, Kenneth, 94
Ansen, David, 245, 254
anthropological research: cultural hege-
mony and, 9–10; demise of working
class and, 17–19; film studies and, 2–3,
23–27; on Generation X, 65–70; Gener-
ation X in, 21–23; on neoliberal America,
70–81; on rituals of film production,
216–27; sociology of producers, 149–54.
See also ethnographic research
Apocalypse Now (film), 202–3, 209–11, 213–14
Appadurai, Arjun, 7–8, 259
Araki, Gregg, 60, 63, 70, 126–27, 148–49,
168
Armitage, Richard, 244
art vs. commerce, 34–38
assistant director (a.d.), production role
of, 209–10
audiences: for documentaries, 239; inde-
pendent filmmakers and, 51–53, 57–58;
professional managerial class as, 101
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