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1986: The Year Movies Got Wild

by your fiend mr. jones
By the mid-eighties, Hollywood was running on Stallone’s and Hughes’ fumes. And then, cinema broke free from the art house ghetto. Auteurs from the US indie and exploitation trenches (Spike Lee, Jim Jarmusch, David Lynch, Jonathan Demme, John Carpenter) as well as some Brits (Alex Cox, Julian Temple, Adrian Lyne) managed to make the US independent art house THE place to see films that weren’t playing anywhere else. Because of this wave, multi-plexes began booking smaller films on their smaller screens, Miramax (and other small independent distributors) started rising in power and Landmark Cinemas began working on it’s climb to becoming… Read more

By the mid-eighties, Hollywood was running on Stallone’s and Hughes’ fumes. And then, cinema broke free from the art house ghetto. Auteurs from the US indie and exploitation trenches (Spike Lee, Jim Jarmusch, David Lynch, Jonathan Demme, John Carpenter) as well as some Brits (Alex Cox, Julian Temple, Adrian Lyne) managed to make the US independent art house THE place to see films that weren’t playing anywhere else. Because of this wave, multi-plexes began booking smaller films on their smaller screens, Miramax (and other small independent distributors) started rising in power and Landmark Cinemas began working on it’s climb to becoming America’s only national art house chain. And the wave came in one year- 1986.

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