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The Original DIY Filmmakers: The New York Punks of ‘Shoot It! Hollywood Inc. and the Rising of Independent Film’

by David Spaner.

There have been plenty of history books written about independent film, but few take the expansive, international view of journalist and critic David Spaner in his new book “Shoot It!: Hollywood Inc. and the Rising of Independent Film,” released this month.

“Shoot It!” is a revealing history of how Hollywood, with its eye on the bottom line, lost its ability to support the work of creative filmmakers; it is also a passionate portrait of the independent filmmakers who have risen to fill the void.

Indiewire is sharing an excerpt from the new book. Here, from the chapter entitled “New York Magic,” Spaner tracks the evolution of the New York underground filmmaking scene in the 1980s.

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