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Happy New Year from Indie 411! – An Indie Letter

Happy New Year all! Apologies need to be made about the lack of content and activity on this site for the past few months. It’s been a badly timed break seeing as awards season is in full swing. But it’s a new year and new start for Indie 411. So look out for new articles […]

The Christian Slater Collection

Before his standout performance in the current popular TV series Mr Robot, the 80-90s was Christian Slater’s time. Besides being one of Hollywood’s biggest heartthrobs, he gave some of the greatest performances for a young actor of that time and we’ve put together a collection of those must watch films.

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10 Beautiful Shots to Revive Your Love with Independent Cinema

Adding in the art house film genre, we’re looking at the most aesthetically beautiful shots from our favourite films. Hats off to the cinematographers out there!

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Why you should go to BFI London Film Festival

The British Film Institute will be holding their 60th London Film Festival on the 5th-16th October. Aisha talks about her previous experience at the festival and why you should go and support some of the smaller films being showcased.

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Recommended Spooky Films to get you in the Halloween Mood

Halloween: pumpkins, cold dark evenings, orange crunchy leaves, apple bobbing, things that go bump in the night, and of course, your favourite Halloween movies.

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Indie Steals: Johnny Depp Edition

Before he stole our hearts (and ships) as Captain Jack Sparrow, Johnny Depp held an incredibly strong independent film career. Check out our list to add some indie films to your bucket list!

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10 Inspirational indie movie quotes

Movies are there to inspire and motivate. So here are 10 inspirational indie movie quotes that could teach a few of us some lessons in life.

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The Auteur Director: Quentin Tarantino from Indie to Blockbuster

Quentin Tarantino’s personal style and film iconography has become insanely recognisable. Comparing three of his films, we see how the Tarantino style went from independent to blockbuster cinema.

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Top 5 Independent Film Soundtracks

You can never look past a good score or film soundtrack. These composers stand tall next to the likes of mainstream film composers like Hans Zimmer or Danny Elfman, conveying such emotion and skill in their work.

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Sex and Independent Films

Stepping away from the mainstream representation of sexuality in films, we look further into Shame (2011) and Sleeping Beauty (2011). These two films flip the taboo of discussing sex and sexuality and turn into beautiful but detrimental subject matter.