Conversations and reflections

Michael Winterbottom’s survey of independent filmmaking
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December 2021, no. 438
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Dark Matter: Independent filmmaking in the 21st century by Michael Winterbottom

British Film Institute, $34.99 pb, 208 pp

Conversations and reflections

Michael Winterbottom’s survey of independent filmmaking
by
December 2021, no. 438

Stanley Kubrick’s Napoleon is perhaps the best-known film never made. But what about others that never happened? What might a closer look at these reveal about the state of filmmaking? Such unmade films constitute the ‘dark matter’ of British director Michael Winterbottom’s book Dark Matter: Independent filmmaking in the 21st century. The invisible dark matter of the cosmos shapes our universe; without it many galaxies would fly apart. For Winterbottom, an examination of cinematic dark matter ‘might help to explain the wider landscape of British independent cinema’ this century.

Felicity Chaplin reviews 'Dark Matter: Independent filmmaking in the 21st century' by Michael Winterbottom

Dark Matter: Independent filmmaking in the 21st century

by Michael Winterbottom

British Film Institute, $34.99 pb, 208 pp

Buy this book

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