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American independent film movementof the early twenty-first century, characterised by low-budget production, focuson personal relationshipsbetween twentysomethings, improvised scripts, and non- professional actors.
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Over the last 10 years, the name mumblecore has come to describe a type of independent film: low, low budget, often improvised, with non-professional actors.
Over the past few years, narratives premiering at SXSW have tended to be lumped into a category known as "mumblecore" - the actors are generally untrained twenty-somethings, the dialogue improvised, and the plotlines minimal.
It's credited with fostering the so-called mumblecore movement in micro-budget filmmaking in 2005.
Tale of Two Festivals: Tribeca vs. SXSW Steve Dollar 2011
Closest to Ms. Gerwig's heart right now, however, is "The Dish & the Spoon," an under-the-radar collaboration with her friend, the Philadelphia screenwriter and director Alison Bagnall , that effectively pulled the actress back to the do-it-yourself aesthetics of the so-called "mumblecore" scene, where she cut her teeth before Hollywood came calling.
Shaking Off Hollywood Steve Dollar 2012
"Cold Weather" is a mystery/thriller of sorts that some have dubbed "mumblecore noir."
Mumblecore Realism in the Age of Technology Richard B. Woodward 2011
Like many denizens of so-called mumblecore films — low-budget productions that put a high premium on drift — Doug hasn't found his direction, nevermind his bliss.
'Gnomeo': A Bard's Garden of Delights Joe Morgenstern 2011
Unlike many of the young filmmakers with whom she is associated, Ms. Dunham avoids many of the traits of so-called mumblecore, the loosely defined independent film movement spawned a few years ago.
' Steve Dollar 2010
The Duplass brothers, veterans of the lo-fi indie movement known as mumblecore, go "mainstream" here, which means studio backing and a vaguely recognisable cast.
I found myself oddly perturbed by Lena Dunham's Tiny Furniture, a self-assured DIY feature which, a few years ago, might have been called mumblecore and which, 25 years earlier, could have been a Jim Jarmusch or Susan Seidelman film.
Marshall Fine: HuffPost Review: Tiny Furniture Marshall Fine 2010
Usually, brothers Jay and Mark Duplass make so-called mumblecore films for a minuscule budget, act in them and take turns holding the microphone boom.
Leonard Maltin: The 5 Off-Hollywood Movies You Shouldn't Miss This Month Leonard Maltin 2010
When critics talk about the “mumblecore” movement – a catch-all term for the intimate, unadorned and semi-improvisational films that flourished with the rise of the digital camera – they at least have the courtesy to credit Andrew Bujalski as its progenitor with Funny Ha Ha in 2002.
My streaming gem: why you should watch Results Scott Tobias 2020