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Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Joe Swanberg and Creative Tribalism
Joe Swanberg is changing the definition of film artist. He is neither a studio auteur like Hitchcock or Peter Jackson, nor is he a "artist" in the Romantic 19th Century sense of an isolated genius expressing his singular vision, like Bergman or Godard. Working at the center of concentric circles dynamic creative collaborators, the actor-director-writer-cinematographer-editor is more like a tribal craftsman. He has made "creative tribalism" a viable model for filmmakers working both inside and outside Hollywood.
Check out my interview/article on Joe Swanberg in the current issue of MovieMaker magazine.