Tuesday, 5 February 2019

indy films

Dissatisfied with the studio system of Hollywood and its stifling of the creative process, veteran actors and stakeholders Mary Pickford, Charlie Chaplin, Douglas Fairbanks and DW Griffith incorporated United Artists on this day in 1919 as a joint venture. The label and library have changed hands many times over the ensuing decades, a subsidiary of the production and distribution hegemony that they tried to liberate themselves from, but still represent the rebellious and the unfettered in moviemaking.