European Cinema

Face to Face with Hollywood

Author: Thomas Elsaesser

Publisher: Amsterdam University Press

ISBN: 9053565949

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 563

View: 1682

'European Cinema in Crisis' examines the conflicting terminologies that have dominated the discussion of the future of European film-making. It takes a fresh look at the ideological agendas, from 'avante-garde cinema' to the high/low culture debate and the fate of popular European cinema.

Spaces in European Cinema

Author: Myrto Konstantarakos

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 9781841500041

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 188

View: 5544

How is space constructed in European Cinema? What ideological or artistic concerns does space "narrate"? This is one of the few studies of its kind to explore such questions and the only text to fully address the unique spatial power of the cinema. Coveing films of the 1920s right up to those of the 1990s; racial, social and gendered 'mappings' of the city and its private and public spaces are considered from a fresh perspective. The volume includes special contributions from scholars right across Europe who focus on previously neglected areas such as news and municipal cinema as well as the canon of key European films. Offreing a plurality of critical approaches, the text interweaves national cinema with specific genre studies and documents the vision of individual film-makers. Fully illustrated with a comprehensive filmography and bibliography, this is a significant work for use in the study of Modern Languages or film. Spaces in European cinema is the product of the Research Centre of European Cinema at Middlesex University.

The European Cinema Reader

Author: Catherine Fowler

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415240925

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 268

View: 8435

This is a comprehensive introduction to the theory and practice of national cinemas in Europe, bringing together classic writings by key film-makers such as Eisenstein, Bunuel and Grierson and by critics such as Bazin and Wollen.

The New European Cinema

Redrawing the Map

Author: Rosalind Galt

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231137171

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 296

View: 6895

Rosalind Galt offers innovative readings of some of the most popular and influential European films of the 1990s, including Emir Kusturica's 'Underground', Lars Von Trier's 'Zentropa', and Giuseppe Tornatore's 'Cinema Paradiso'.

100 Years of European Cinema

Entertainment Or Ideology?

Author: Diana Holmes,Alison Smith

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719058721

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 212

View: 8553

Cinema is entertainment that also communicates a set of values and a vision of the world. This book explores the complex relationship between entertainment, ideology, and audiences from the Stalinist musicals of the 1930s through cinematic representations of masculinity under Franco, to recent French films and their Hollywood remakes. It covers film from the former Soviet Union, Germany East and West, Czechoslovakia, France, and Spain, and the relationship between Europe and Hollywood.

Popular European Cinema

Author: Richard Dyer,Ginette Vincendeau

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113508503X

Category: Social Science

Page: 280

View: 6529

Popular European Cinema examines the reasons why films that are most popular with audiences in any one European countha are seldom successful eslewhere. Audiences themselves represent diverse class, gender and ethnic identities that complicate th equestoin of national cinema, not least with recent developments in formerly communist Eastern Europe and post-colonialist Western Europe. THrough their individual studies, the contribuitots ehr oven up a new area of study, using the medium of film to fucus a wider discussion of popular European culture.

European Cinema

An Introduction

Author: N.A

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137080345


Page: 216

View: 1799


European Cinemas, European Societies

Author: Pierre Sorlin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113493419X

Category: Social Science

Page: 253

View: 3763

First published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

European Cinema and Television

Cultural Policy and Everyday Life

Author: Ib Bondebjerg,Eva Novrup Redvall,Andrew Higson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 113735688X

Category: Political Science

Page: 265

View: 1362

This book offers comparative studies of the production, content, distribution and reception of film and television drama in Europe. The collection brings together scholars from the humanities and social sciences to focus on how new developments are shaped by national and European policies and practices, and on the role of film and television in our everyday lives. The chapters explore key trends in transnational European film and television fiction, addressing issues of co-production and collaboration, and of how cultural products circulate across national borders. The chapters investigate how watching film and television from neighbouring countries can be regarded as a special kind of cultural encounter with the possibility of facilitating reflections on national differences within Europe and negotiations of what characterizes a national or a European identity respectively.

Encyclopedia of European Cinema

Author: Ginette Vincendeau

Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson


Category: Cinema and Television

Page: 475

View: 6898

Published to coincide with the Centenary of Cinema in 1995, this A-Z guide of European film provides an overview of the development of European cinema. It contains biographies of important figures and filmographies, and covers significant films, schools of thought and awards.

European Film Theory and Cinema

A Critical Introduction

Author: Ian Aitken

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253340436

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 275

View: 344

European Film Theory and Cinema explores the major film theories and movements within European cinema since the early 1900s. An original and critically astute study, it considers film theory within the context of the intellectual climate of the last two centuries. Ian Aitkin focuses particularly on the two major traditions that dominate European film theory and cinema: the "intuitionist modernist and realist" tradition and the "post-Saussurian" tradition. The first originates in a philosophical lineage that encompasses German idealist philosophy, romanticism, phenomenology, and the Frankfurt School. Early intuitionist modernist film culture and later theories and practices of cinematic realism are shown to be part of one continuous tradition. The post-Saussurian tradition includes semiotics, structuralism, and post-structuralism.

The Europeanness of European Cinema

Identity, Meaning, Globalisation

Author: Mary Harrod,Mariana Liz,Alissa Timoshkina

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 1780769296

Category: Art

Page: 272

View: 8125

From The Artist to The White Ribbon, from Oscar to Palme d'Or-winning productions, European filmmaking is more globally prominent than ever before. This book attempts to identify the distinctive character of European cinema, both in films and as a critical concept. Including in-depth analyses of production and reception contexts as well as original readings of key European films from leading experts in the field, it re-negotiates traditional categories such as auteurism, art cinema and national cinemas. A timely intervention in the fields of European and transnational film studies, this book will appeal to film enthusiasts as much as students and specialists.

Revisiting Space

Space and Place in European Cinema

Author: Wendy Ellen Everett,Axel Goodbody

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9783039102648

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 385

View: 1056

The role of space and place in the creation of visual narratives constitutes one of the most dynamic and exciting debates in contemporary film studies. How does film construct space? What are the spatial codes and strategies that it uses? What is the relationship between space and time in film? How do spatial constructs enable us to understand new concepts of identity and the politics and geographies of exile and displacement? Such questions, whose importance to contemporary film and culture is fundamental, are explored in wide-ranging, challenging essays that re-evaluate and extend recent theoretical debate in relation to the regional and national cinemas of Europe. Alongside critical essays by scholars of international repute the book contains original contributions by practising film directors. Characterised by its interdisciplinary, cross-national focus, it is thematically structured to provide an insight into smaller and less well-explored cinemas as well as those of Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Russia and Spain. Authoritative, lively, and jargon-free, these essays provide the reader with a clear understanding of the significance of space and place, and a fresh perspective on the fascinating diversity of European cinema.

The State of European Cinema

A New Dose of Reality

Author: Angus Finney

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 147429071X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 288

View: 4287

The State of European Cinema offers a critical review of the state of the industry at the close of the twentieth century. Finney spent two years researching and carrying out interviews with more than a hundred top film professionals. His findings offer dynamic and fresh perspectives on Europe's film industry and include a detailed analysis of Europe's public subsidy funds, co-production trends and cinema distribution systems, as well as practical information on screenplay development and training and an examination of Europe's declining film-star system.

The Politics of Contemporary European Cinema

Histories, Borders, Diasporas

Author: Mike Wayne

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 1841500593

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 146

View: 3151

This title raises issues that question European culture and the nature of national cinema, including: the cultural relationship with Hollywood, debates over cultural plurality and diversity; and postcolonial travels and the hybridization of the national formation.

The Holy Fool in European Cinema

Author: Alina G. Birzache

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317310624

Category: Religion

Page: 230

View: 5268

This monograph explores the way that the profile and the critical functions of the holy fool have developed in European cinema, allowing this traditional figure to capture the imagination of new generations in an age of religious pluralism and secularization. Alina Birzache traces the cultural origins of the figure of the holy fool across a variety of European traditions. In so doing, she examines the critical functions of the holy fool as well as how filmmakers have used the figure to respond to and critique aspects of the modern world. Using a comparative approach, this study for the first time offers a comprehensive explanation of the enduring appeal of this protean and fascinating cinematic character. Birzache examines the trope of holy foolishness in Soviet and post-Soviet cinema, French cinema, and Danish cinema, corresponding broadly to and permitting analysis of the three main orientations in European Christianity: Orthodox, Catholic, and Protestant. This study will be of keen interest to scholars of religion and film, European cinema, and comparative religion.

European Cinema Conference papers

Author: Susan Hayward,University of Aston in Birmingham

Publisher: Amlc Press


Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 157

View: 3255


From Self-fulfilment to Survival of the Fittest

Work in European Cinema from the 1960s to the Present

Author: Ewa Mazierska

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 1782384871

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 312

View: 589

Contrary to the assumption that Western and Eastern European economies and cinemas were very different from each other, they actually had much in common. After the Second World War both the East and the West adopted a mixed system, containing elements of both socialism and capitalism, and from the 1980s on the whole of Europe, albeit at an uneven speed, followed the neoliberal agenda. This book examines how the economic systems of the East and West impacted labor by focusing on the representation of work in European cinema. Using a Marxist perspective, it compares the situation of workers in Western and Eastern Europe as represented in both auteurist and popular films, including those of Tony Richardson, Lindsay Anderson, Jean-Luc Godard, Andrzej Wajda, DušanMakavejev, Jerzy Skolimowski, the Dardenne Brothers, Ulrich Seidl and many others.

European Identity in Cinema

Author: Wendy Ellen Everett

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 1841509167

Category: History

Page: 119

View: 5036

"While the book's critical essays offer keen insight into the complex identities of European cinema, its combination of breadth and detail, and its interdisciplinary focus and background ensure its wider relevance to anyone interested in questions of contemporary culture and European affairs in general. Its stylistic clarity and freedom from jargon make it readable and accessible."--Jacket.

Postcolonial Approaches to Eastern European Cinema

Portraying Neighbours on Screen

Author: Ewa Mazierska,Lars Kristensen,Eva Naripea

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 1780763018

Category: Art

Page: 288

View: 9353

This book explores how postcolonial approaches can 'frame' the neighbours of people living in Eastern Europe. It elucidates how the region has evolved from being a communist extension of the Soviet Union to becoming integrated into neoliberal capitalism. Drawing on classical studies of postcoloniality by Edward Said, Gayatri C. Spivak and Homi K. Bhabha, as well as works of theorists and historians like Janusz Korek and Jaak Kangilaski, who specialize in the Eastern European variant of postcolonialism, the book engages with the question of genre in investigating how neighbours fit into and shape melodramas and thrillers, heritage and war films. Contributors explore a wide range of films in relation to territory, from the steppes of the East to reunified Berlin to Albania on the Adriatic Sea and from the streets of Tallinn to the hill slopes of Transylvania. Individual chapters situate in a new context the movies of internationally celebrated filmmakers, such as Roman Polanski, Agnieszka Holland, Nikita Mikhalkov and Jan Hrebejk, as well as introducing films by locally renowned directors, such as Wladyslaw Pasikowski, Arsen Anton Ostojic, and Leida Laius.