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Rachel Shand <[log in to unmask]>
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Fri, 24 Dec 2021 11:06:39 +0000
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Dear SCREEN-L Subscribers,

We would like to announce a new publication from the University of Texas Press, which we hope will be of interest.

The Florida Project
J. J. Murphy

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*Valid until 11:59 GMT, 30th June 2022. Discount only applies to the CAP website.

In Sean Baker’s award-winning 2017 film The Florida Project, a young girl, her single mother, and her friends live in run-down motels near Disney World, the children’s summer fun contrasting with the grim conditions around them. In this book, J. J. Murphy delves deep into the movie’s development and filming while also examining it within the wider context of Baker’s career.
Using production documents, different versions of the screenplay, and interviews with principal members of the production team, Murphy traces the evolution of The Florida Project from initial idea through its various stages of production. He highlights Baker’s unconventional strategies in making a film about a marginalized subculture, including alternative scripting, guerrilla-like filmmaking, improvisation, and unorthodox casting of local and first-time actors. Murphy also explores how Baker’s impromptu style sometimes rankled crew members and caused a major crisis on set, revealing the difficulties indie filmmakers can face when working with professional crews on larger films. A lively analysis of this critically acclaimed movie, its director, and its production, The Florida Project also betters our understanding of contemporary independent cinema as a whole.
J. J. Murphy is professor emeritus of film at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. He is the author of The Black Hole of the Camera: The Films of Andy Warhol, Me and You and Memento and Fargo: How Independent Screenplays Work, and Rewriting Indie Cinema: Improvisation, Psychodrama, and the Screenplay.
With all best wishes,

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University of Texas Press | 21st Century Film Essentials | November 2021 | 216pp | 9781477324042 | PB | £16.99*
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