Integrative Arts- Web Journal 4

Integrative Arts- Web Journal 4 - Kate Daye November 11,...

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Kate Daye November 11, 2006 Web Journal 4 Since the beginning of movie making, film has been divided into two classes, “A film” and “B film.” Many don’t know it, but when they go to theaters, 70% of the time, they are seeing “A films.” “A films” are the popular, expensive movies, reaffirming the viewers dominant ideology and becoming fairly predictable. On the other hand, “B films” are more complicated. They can be expressionistic or independent. The clearest form of “B film” is independent- a more cheaply made film, and a film based on the views of the writer or producer. A perfect example of an independent “B film” would be the 1995 movie “Kids.” “Kids” was written and directed by Larry Clark, a man who wanted to show the nation some of the harsh realities of the HIV virus and the damaged lifestyles of intercity pre- teens. He crossed all barriers, making a movie with handheld cameras, to give the film a true documentary feel. This was brave experimentation, as well as risky. Another bold
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