DOI: 10.17265/2159-5836/2013.09.005
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Stefan Octavian Popescu

Abstract: The scope of this paper is to investigate a number of emerging contemporary popular subgenres, namely that of "mumblecore film", the "best-worst film" and "the gonzo documentary". Unlike historical cinematic movements, these subgenres are the result of our techocentric culture and commercialism. In this respect these subgenres are less motivated by a collective ideology, but rather a cultural phenomenon resulting from increased access to popular culture, hypermedia devices, social media, and new marketing tech…

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