The Routledge Companion to European Cinema

French, Italian and German cinema have been centred as Europe's core cinemas. This book is not intended to make up for this historic bias in one swoop.

Author: Gábor Gergely


ISBN: 1032136715

Category: Motion picture industry


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"This Companion's guiding vision of Europe is that of a messy place or idea that emerges from multiple images from multiple perspectives and multiple positions. To adopt Italo Calvino's phrase, European cinema is the product of a 'collection of voices' coming together as a 'multiple discovery' of various Europes and cinemas. Europe is imprecisely circumscribed, in a permanent state of transition, transformation and contestation, deployed in the service of varied interests, in shifting contexts of power, never self-same, nor reducible to something fixed, legible, or knowable. Film scholarship in and/or about Europe published in English has paid far greater attention to some issues than others. French, Italian and German cinema have been centred as Europe's core cinemas. This book is not intended to make up for this historic bias in one swoop. It is offered instead as a way of engaging with European cinema that attends to questions of European colonial, racialized and gendered power, seeks to decentre Europe itself (not merely its putative centres) and interrogate Europe's various conceptualizations from a variety of viewpoints. This Companion embraces messiness by refusing to impose any other prior interpretation on Europe or its cinema. This book asks - rather than prescribes - what European cinema tells us about Europe. This latter is understood with an open mind as the broad, complex and heterogeneous community/ies produced in and by European films. This large and flexible label takes in Kurdish, Hollywood and Singapore cinema as comfortably as the cinema of Poland, Spanish colonial films or the European gangster genre. Individual films (e.g., Vincent Deutre's Orlando Ferito, 2013), film movements (e.g., Neo-Queer Cinema), filmmakers (e.g., Fred Zinnemann), stars (e.g., Omar Sharif), scholarship (e.g., Hungarian film historiography), representations and identities (e.g., German queer of colour cinema), audiences (e.g., Bulgarian viewers of Stephan Komandarev's films), production practices (e.g., Moroccan film funding), genres (e.g., the Giallo) and much else are analysed in their context(s) so as to construct an image of Europe as it emerges from Europe's film corpus"--

The Routledge Companion to European Cinema

Ezra, E. (2005) European Cinema, Oxford, Oxford University Press. Galt, R. (2006) The New European Cinema: Redrawing the Map, New York, Columbia University Press. Hake, S. (2002) German National Cinema, London, Routledge.

Author: Gábor Gergely

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000512298

Category: Social Science

Page: 484

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Presenting new and diverse scholarship, this wide-ranging collection of 43 original chapters asks what European cinema tells us about Europe. The book engages with European cinema that attends to questions of European colonial, racialized and gendered power; seeks to decentre Europe itself (not merely its putative centres); and interrogate Europe’s various conceptualizations from a variety of viewpoints. It explores the broad, complex and heterogeneous community/ies produced in and by European films, taking in Kurdish, Hollywood and Singapore cinema as comfortably as the cinema of Poland, Spanish colonial films or the European gangster genre. Chapters cover numerous topics, including individual films, film movements, filmmakers, stars, scholarship, representations and identities, audiences, production practices, genres and more, all analysed in their context(s) so as to construct an image of Europe as it emerges from Europe’s film corpus. The Companion opens the study of European cinema to a broad readership and is ideal for students and scholars in film, European studies, queer studies and cultural studies, as well as historians with an interest in audio-visual culture, nationalism and transnationalism, and those working in language-based area studies.

The Routledge Companion to World Cinema

To sum up, Eastern European cinema participates in the new development of European globalised and transnational cinemas but at the same time it manifests the persistence of national and auteurist frameworks.

Author: Rob Stone

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317420583

Category: Social Science

Page: 522

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The Routledge Companion to World Cinema explores and examines a global range of films and filmmakers, their movements and audiences, comparing their cultural, technological and political dynamics, identifying the impulses that constantly reshape the form and function of the cinemas of the world. Each of the forty chapters provides a survey of a topic, explaining why the issue or area is important, and critically discussing the leading views in the area. Designed as a dynamic forum for forty-three world-leading scholars, this companion contains significant expertise and insight and is dedicated to challenging complacent views of hegemonic film cultures and replacing outmoded ideas about production, distribution and reception. It offers both a survey and an investigation into the condition and activity of contemporary filmmaking worldwide, often challenging long-standing categories and weighted—often politically motivated—value judgements, thereby grounding and aligning the reader in an activity of remapping which is designed to prompt rethinking.

The Routledge Companion to Cinema Gender

In Eastern European Cinemas. AFI Film Readers, ed. Anikó Imre. New York: AFI/Routledge: 63–80. Havelková, H. and L. Oates-Indruchová, eds. (2014). The Politics of Gender Culture under State Socialism: An Expropriated Voice.

Author: Kristin Lené Hole

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317408048

Category: Social Science

Page: 492

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Comprised of 43 innovative contributions, this companion is both an overview of, and intervention into the field of cinema and gender. The essays included here address a variety of geographical contexts, from an analysis of cinema. Islam and women and television under Eastern European socialism, to female audience reception in Nigeria, to changing class and race norms in Bollywood dance sequences. A special focus is on women directors in a global context that includes films and filmmakers from Asia, Africa, Australia, Europe, North and South America. The collection also offers a solid overview of feminist contributions to thinking on genre from the "chick flick" to the action or Western film, to film noir and the slasher. Readers will find contributions on a variety of approaches to spectatorship, reception studies and fandom, as well as transnational approaches to star studies and essays addressing the relationship between feminist film theory and new media. Other topics include queer and trans* cinema, eco-cinema and the post-human. Finally, readers interested in the history of film will find essays addressing the methodological dimensions of feminist film history, essays on silent and studio era women in film, and histories of female filmmakers in a variety of non-Western contexts.

The Routledge Companion to New Cinema History

(2004) Comparison and History: Europe in Cross-National Perspective. New York, NY: Routledge. Convents, G. and Dibbets, K. (2008) “Verschiedene ... Kinoöffentlichkeit/Cinema's Public Sphere (1895–1920). Marburg: Schüren Verlag (pp.

Author: Daniel Biltereyst

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317353959

Category: Social Science

Page: 410

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The Routledge Companion to New Cinema History presents the most recent approaches and methods in the study of the social experience of cinema, from its origins in vaudeville and traveling exhibitions to the multiplexes of today. Exploring its history from the perspective of the cinemagoer, the study of new cinema history examines the circulation and consumption of cinema, the political and legal structures that underpinned its activities, the place that it occupied in the lives of its audiences and the traces that it left in their memories. Using a broad range of methods from the statistical analyses of box office economics to ethnography, oral history, and memory studies, this approach has brought about an undisputable change in how we study cinema, and the questions we ask about its history. This companion examines the place, space, and practices of film exhibition and programming; the questions of gender and ethnicity within the cinematic experience; and the ways in which audiences gave meaning to cinemagoing practices, specific films, stars, and venues, and its operation as a site of social and cultural exchange from Detroit and Laredo to Bandung and Chennai. Contributors demonstrate how the digitization of source materials and the use of digital research tools have enabled them to map previously unexplored aspects of cinema’s business and social history and undertake comparative analysis of the diversity of the social experience of cinema across regional, national, and continental boundaries. With contributions from leading scholars in the field, The Routledge Companion to New Cinema History enlarges and refines our understanding of cinema’s place in the social history of the twentieth century.

The Routledge Companion to Cinema and Politics

... Kony 2012 131; Northern Ireland's post-conflict cinema 181; Third Cinema 21, 26; US documentaries 449 Eurimages 425, 426–7 Europa (1991) 430n5 Europe: cinema 421–30; geopolitics 30, 31 European Central Bank 470 European Commission: ...

Author: Yannis Tzioumakis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317392460

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 528

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The Routledge Companion to Cinema and Politics brings together forty essays by leading film scholars and filmmakers in order to discuss the complex relationship between cinema and politics. Organised into eight sections - Approaches to Film and Politics; Film, Activism and Opposition; Film, Propaganda, Ideology and the State; The Politics of Mobility; Political Hollywood; Alternative and Independent Film and Politics; The Politics of Cine-geographies and The Politics of Documentary - this collection covers a broad range of topics, including: third cinema, cinema after 9/11, eco-activism, human rights, independent Chinese documentary, film festivals, manifestoes, film policies, film as a response to the post-2008 financial crisis, Soviet propaganda, the impact of neoliberalism on cinema, and many others. It foregrounds the key debates, concepts, approaches and case studies that critique and explain the complex relationship between politics and cinema, discussing films from around the world and including examples from film history as well as contemporary cinema. It also explores the wider relationship between politics and entertainment, examines cinema’s response to political and social transformations and questions the extent to which filmmaking, itself, is a political act.

The Routledge Companion to British Cinema History

Before this new wave of research, British silent cinema history had succumbed to the grand narratives and canonical films and directors associated with early Hollywood and European cinemas. Much of this history had side-lined British ...

Author: I.Q. Hunter

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781315392172

Category: Social Science

Page: 473

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Over 39 chapters The Routledge Companion to British Cinema History offers a comprehensive and revisionist overview of British cinema as, on the one hand, a commercial entertainment industry and, on the other, a series of institutions centred on economics, funding and relations to government. Whereas most histories of British cinema focus on directors, stars, genres and themes, this Companion explores the forces enabling and constraining the films’ production, distribution, exhibition, and reception contexts from the late nineteenth century to the present day. The contributors provide a wealth of empirical and archive-based scholarship that draws on insider perspectives of key film institutions and illuminates aspects of British film culture that have been neglected or marginalized, such as the watch committee system, the Eady Levy, the rise of the multiplex and film festivals. It also places emphasis on areas where scholarship has either been especially productive and influential, such as in early and silent cinema, or promoted new approaches, such as audience and memory studies.

The Routledge Companion to Latin American Cinema

cinema. endures. In pre-World War II Latin America, debates about cinema as art form were framed in high modernist terms, shaped by both European and American cinemas. From the reception of Italian diva films in postrevolutionary Mexico ...

Author: Marvin D'Lugo

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317518976

Category: Social Science

Page: 400

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The Routledge Companion to Latin American Cinema is the most comprehensive survey of Latin American cinemas available in a single volume. While highlighting state-of-the-field research, essays also offer readers a cohesive overview of multiple facets of filmmaking in the region, from the production system and aesthetic tendencies, to the nature of circulation and reception. The volume recognizes the recent "new cinemas" in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, and Mexico, and, at the same time, provides a much deeper understanding of the contemporary moment by commenting on the aesthetic trends and industrial structures in earlier periods. The collection features essays by established scholars as well as up-and-coming investigators in ways that depart from existing scholarship and suggest new directions for the field.

Conflict and Survival in Contemporary Western European Film

Studies of Cinematic Narrative in Western European Film John Alexander Williams, Alexandra Hagen. Davis, Glyn, Kay Dickinson, ... European Cinema after the Wall: Screening EastWest Mobility. ... The Routledge Companion to Film History.

Author: John Alexander Williams

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781538158999

Category: History

Page: 213

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This edited collection explores how contemporary western European film can reflect on and contribute to discourses of conflict and survival in the new century.

The Routledge Companion to Media Industries

Nikolaidou, A. (2017) “Marketing Communications in the Greek Film Industry: Rethinking Contemporary Greek Cinema,” in ... Papadimitriou, L. (2018a) “Greek Cinema as European Cinema: Co-Productions, Eurimages and the Europeanisation of ...

Author: Paul McDonald

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000451856

Category: Social Science

Page: 602

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Bringing together 49 chapters from leading experts in media industries research, this major collection offers an authoritative overview of the current state of scholarship while setting out proposals for expanding, re-thinking and innovating the field. Media industries occupy a central place in modern societies, producing, circulating, and presenting the multitude of cultural forms and experiences we encounter in our daily lives. The chapters in this volume begin by outlining key conceptual and critical perspectives while also presenting original interventions to prompt new lines of inquiry. Other chapters then examine the impact of digitalization on the media industries, intersections formed between industries or across geographic territories, and the practices of doing media industries research and teaching. General ideas and arguments are illustrated through specific examples and case studies drawn from a range of media sectors, including advertising, publishing, comics, news, music, film, television, branded entertainment, live cinema experiences, social media, and music video. Making a vital and significant contribution to media research, this volume is essential reading for students and academics seeking to understand and evaluate the work of the media industries.