European Cinema

Face to Face with Hollywood

Author: Thomas Elsaesser

Publisher: Amsterdam University Press

ISBN: 9053565949

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 563

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'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

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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 New European Cinema

Redrawing the Map

Author: Rosalind Galt

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231137171

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 296

View: 1961

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: 8036

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.

European Cinemas, European Societies

Author: Pierre Sorlin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113493419X

Category: Social Science

Page: 253

View: 6634

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

European Cinema

An Introduction

Author: Jill Forbes,Sarah Street

Publisher: Red Globe Press

ISBN: 9780333752098

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 216

View: 6933

The survival of cinema in Europe and the analysis of its heritage are key issues for the new century. This book asks how we can define European cinema and how it should be studied. It provides an overview of the problems, traditions and key questions that have informed the study of European cinema, investigating the links and tensions between Europe and Hollywood and exploring the different experiences of national identities within a common European framework. Twelve case studies of individual European films ranging from The Battleship Potemkin and The Lodger, to La Haine and Trainspotting, illustrate the distinctiveness and variety of cinema in Europe as well as the various critical methods by which it can be studied. With its detailed analysis of films from several European countries including Britain and Russia, the book encourages a comparative approach and raises urgent questions about the future of European cinema in the context of globalization. It will be of interest to students in Film Studies, European Studies and Modern European Languages and Cultures.

The European Cinema Reader

Author: Catherine Fowler

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415240925

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 268

View: 2284

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.

Perspectives on European Film and History

Author: Leen Engelen,Roel Vande Winkel

Publisher: Academia Press

ISBN: 9789038210827

Category: History

Page: 279

View: 5003

This volume addresses the representation of European history in European cinema through a collection of nine case studies such as Der Untergang (2004) and Dawn (1928).

European Film Theory and Cinema

A Critical Introduction

Author: Ian Aitken

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253340436

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 275

View: 3930

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.

European Identity in Cinema

Author: Wendy Ellen Everett

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 1841509167

Category: History

Page: 119

View: 7392

"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.

The Politics of Contemporary European Cinema

Histories, Borders, Diasporas

Author: Mike Wayne

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 1841500593

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 146

View: 7829

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.

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: 9332

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.

Popular European Cinema

Author: Richard Dyer,Ginette Vincendeau

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135084963

Category: Social Science

Page: 280

View: 1895

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.

Encyclopedia of European Cinema

Author: Ginette Vincendeau

Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson


Category: Cinema and Television

Page: 475

View: 2407

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.

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: 3071

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.

The State of European Cinema

A New Dose of Reality

Author: Angus Finney

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 147429071X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 288

View: 7638

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.

Religion in Contemporary European Cinema

The Postsecular Constellation

Author: Costica Bradatan,Camil Ungureanu

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317860187

Category: Religion

Page: 226

View: 2610

The religious landscape in Europe is changing dramatically. While the authority of institutional religion has weakened, a growing number of people now desire individualized religious and spiritual experiences, finding the self-complacency of secularism unfulfilling. The "crisis of religion" is itself a form of religious life. A sense of complex, subterraneous interaction between religious, heterodox, secular and atheistic experiences has thus emerged, which makes the phenomenon all the more fascinating to study, and this is what Religion in Contemporary European Cinema does. The book explores the mutual influences, structural analogies, shared dilemmas, as well as the historical roots of such a "post-secular constellation" as seen through the lens of European cinema. Bringing together scholars from film theory and political science, ethics and philosophy of religion, philosophy of film and theology, this volume casts new light on the relationship between the religious and secular experience after the death of the death of God.

European Cinema after the Wall

Screening East-West Mobility

Author: Leen Engelen,Kris Van Heuckelom

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442229608

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 214

View: 8738

The past three decades have seen the rise of a transnational European cinema, not only in terms of production, but also in terms of a growing focus on multi-ethnic themes within the European context. The collapse of the Iron Curtain and the subsequent (and on-going) enlargement of the European Union have played a major role in this shift from national to trans-European filmmaking. Its most obvious on-screen manifestation is the increased visibility of immigrant groups from former communist countries, ranging from Krzysztof Kies ́lowski’s Blanc (1994) and Pawel Pawlikowski’s Last Resort (2000) to Hans-Christian Schmid’s Lichter (2003), Ken Loach’s It is a Free World (2007) and Bobby Paunescu’s Francesca (2009). Through its focus on cinematic representations of post-1989 migration from the former Eastern Bloc to Western Europe, When East and West Meet seeks to examine what these films reveal about the cultures producing and consuming these migration narratives and to what extent these images function as a site for new (trans)regional, (trans)national and European identities. When East Meets West explicitly crosses the boundaries of national cinemas and sets out to uncover an array of common tropes and narrative devices that characterize the influences and portrayals of immigration from the former Eastern Bloc.

Far-Flung Families in Film

Author: Daniela Berghahn

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748677879

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 224

View: 7077

This book fills this gap and provides an essential resource for academics and researchers with an interest in cinematic representations of the family and transnational cinema.