European Cinema

Face to Face with Hollywood

Author: Thomas Elsaesser

Publisher: Amsterdam University Press

ISBN: 9053565949

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 563

View: 3752

'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.

The European Cinema Reader

Author: Catherine Fowler

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415240925

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 268

View: 3986

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.

Spaces in European Cinema

Author: Myrto Konstantarakos

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 9781841500041

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 188

View: 575

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.

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: 4580

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 Cinema

An Introduction

Author: N.A

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137080345


Page: 216

View: 6384


Encyclopedia of European Cinema

Author: Ginette Vincendeau

Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson


Category: Cinema and Television

Page: 475

View: 7652

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.

Popular European Cinema

Author: Richard Dyer,Ginette Vincendeau

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113508503X

Category: Social Science

Page: 280

View: 2326

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 and Television

Cultural Policy and Everyday Life

Author: Ib Bondebjerg,Eva Novrup Redvall,Andrew Higson

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 1137356898

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 280

View: 1620

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 main 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 characterises a national or a European identity respectively.

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: 596

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 Politics of Contemporary European Cinema

Histories, Borders, Diasporas

Author: Mike Wayne

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 1841500593

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 146

View: 3965

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 Film Theory and Cinema

A Critical Introduction

Author: Ian Aitken

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253340436

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 275

View: 3973

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.

Perspectives on European Film and History

Author: Leen Engelen,Roel Vande Winkel

Publisher: Academia Press

ISBN: 9789038210827

Category: History

Page: 279

View: 5214

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).

The New European Cinema

Redrawing the Map

Author: Rosalind Galt

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231510322

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 312

View: 9347

New European Cinema offers a compelling response to the changing cultural shapes of Europe, charting political, aesthetic, and historical developments through innovative readings of some of the most popular and influential European films of the 1990s. Made around the time of the revolutions of 1989 but set in post-World War II Europe, these films grapple with the reunification of Germany, the disintegration of the Balkans, and a growing sense of historical loss and disenchantment felt across the continent. They represent a period in which national borders became blurred and the events of the mid-twentieth-century began to be reinterpreted from a multinational European perspective. Featuring in-depth case studies of films from Italy, Germany, eastern Europe, and Scandinavia, Rosalind Galt reassesses the role that nostalgia, melodrama, and spectacle play in staging history. She analyzes Giuseppe Tornatore's Cinema Paradiso, Michael Radford's Il Postino, Gabriele Salvatores's Mediterraneo, Emir Kusturica's Underground, and Lars von Trier's Zentropa, and contrasts them with films of the immediate postwar era, including the neorealist films of Roberto Rossellini and Vittorio De Sica, socialist realist cinema in Yugoslavia, Billy Wilder's A Foreign Affair, and Carol Reed's The Third Man. Going beyond the conventional focus on national cinemas and heritage, Galt's transnational approach provides an account of how post-Berlin Wall European cinema inventively rethought the identities, ideologies, image, and popular memory of the continent. By connecting these films to political and philosophical debates on the future of Europe, as well as to contemporary critical and cultural theories, Galt redraws the map of European cinema.

Religion in Contemporary European Cinema

The Postsecular Constellation

Author: Costica Bradatan,Camil Ungureanu

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317860187

Category: Religion

Page: 226

View: 7399

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 Identity in Cinema

Author: Wendy Ellen Everett

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 1841509167

Category: History

Page: 119

View: 8721

"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.

Cultural Studies Approaches in the Study of Eastern European Cinema

Spaces, Bodies, Memories

Author: Andrea Virginás

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 144386031X

Category: Social Science

Page: 301

View: 3491

The “spatial”, the “bodily”, and the “memory turn” in the humanities and cultural studies are well-canonized developments. These features of our being in the world are fundamental in the medium of cinema, which is an art of spaces, bodies, and memories, increasingly so today when the analogue platform has been running parallel with the digitalized method of filmmaking. The three nodal concepts define the tripartite structure of this volume, composed of an overview study and twelve case-studies of post-1989 Eastern European film and cinema. The overarching questions of space representation and construction, bodies on screen, issues of national identification in a postcolonial framework, and cinema as a form of cultural memory are explored through the lens of specific national cinemas or contemporary Croatian, Hungarian, Polish, Serbian, Slovakian, Slovenian, and Romanian films. In addition to investigating the cohesive forces that mark the postcommunist Eastern European region as a coherent cultural entity in its cinematic representations, the volume also stands as a witness to the importance of transnational approaches.

European Cinema in Motion

Migrant and Diasporic Film in Contemporary Europe

Author: D. Berghahn,C. Sternberg

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 023029507X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 335

View: 5780

This collection brings together international experts on the cinema of migration and diaspora in postcolonial and postnational Europe. It offers a comprehensive theoretical and analytical discussion of a highly productive creative sector and documents the spectrum of this area of exploration in European, transnational and World Cinema studies.

The Demons of Modernity

Ingmar Bergman and European Cinema

Author: John Orr†

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 0857459791

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 140

View: 1821

Ingmar Bergman's films had a very broad and rich relationship with the rest of European cinema, contrary to the myth that Bergman was a peripheral figure, culturally and aesthetically isolated from the rest of Europe. This book contends that he should be put at the very center of European film history by chronologically comparing Bergman's relationship to key European directors such as Carl Theodor Dreyer, Jean-Luc Godard, Michelangelo Antonioni, and Andrei Tarkovsky, and also looks at Bergman's critical relationship to key movements in film history such as the French New Wave. In so doing, it demonstrates how Ingmar Bergman's films illustrate the demonic struggle in modernity between faith and secularity through "his intense preoccupation with the malaise of intimacy."

A Companion to Eastern European Cinemas

Author: Anikó Imre

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118294351

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 544

View: 9525

A Companion to Eastern European Cinemas showcases twenty-five essays written by established and emerging film scholars that trace the history of Eastern European cinemas and offer an up-to-date assessment of post-socialist film cultures. Showcases critical historical work and up-to-date assessments of post-socialist film cultures Features consideration of lesser known areas of study, such as Albanian and Baltic cinemas, popular genre films, cross-national distribution and aesthetics, animation and documentary Places the cinemas of the region in a European and global context Resists the Cold War classification of Eastern European cinemas as “other” art cinemas by reconnecting them with the main circulation of film studies Includes discussion of such films as Taxidermia, El Perro Negro, 12:08 East of Bucharest Big Tõll, and Breakfast on the Grass and explores the work of directors including Tamás Almási, Walerian Borowczyk, Roman Polanski, Jerzy Skolimowski, Andrzej ¯u³awski, and Karel Vachek amongst many others