Deleuze and World Cinemas

Deleuze and World Cinemas

Deleuze and World Cinemas explores what happens when Deleuze's ideas are brought into contact with the films he did not discuss, those from Europe and the USA (from Georges Méliès to Michael Mann) and a range of world cinemas - including ...

Author: David Martin-Jones

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781441102201

Category: Philosophy

Page: 288

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Shortlisted for the British Association of Film, Television and Screen Studies Annual Book Award! Deleuze's Cinema books continue to cause controversy. Although they offer radical new ways of understanding cinema, his conclusions often seem strikingly Eurocentric. Deleuze and World Cinemas explores what happens when Deleuze's ideas are brought into contact with the films he did not discuss, those from Europe and the USA (from Georges Méliès to Michael Mann) and a range of world cinemas - including Bollywood blockbusters, Hong Kong action movies, Argentine melodramas and South Korean science fiction movies. These emergent encounters demonstrate the need for the constant adaptation and reinterpretation of Deleuze's findings if they are to have continued relevance, especially for cinema's contemporary engagement with the aftermath of the Cold War and the global dominance of neoliberal globalization.
Categories: Philosophy

Gilles Deleuze

Gilles Deleuze

What does it tell us about perceiving a world in images—indeed about our relation to the world? These are the central questions addressed in Paola Marrati's powerful and clear elucidation of Deleuze's philosophy of film.

Author: Paola Marrati

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801888021

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 138

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In recent years, the recognition of Gilles Deleuze as one of the major philosophers of the twentieth century has heightened attention to his brilliant and complex writings on film. What is the place of Cinema 1 and Cinema 2 in the corpus of his philosophy? How and why does Deleuze consider cinema as a singular object of philosophical attention, a specific mode of thought? How does his philosophy of film combine and further his approaches to time, movement, and perception, and how does it produce an escape from subjectivity and a plunge into the immanence of images? How does it recode and utilize Henri Bergson's thought and André Bazin's film theory? What does it tell us about perceiving a world in images—indeed about our relation to the world? These are the central questions addressed in Paola Marrati's powerful and clear elucidation of Deleuze's philosophy of film. Humanities, film studies, and social science scholars will find this book a valuable contribution to the philosophical literature on cinema and its pertinence in contemporary life.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Cinema Against Doublethink

Cinema Against Doublethink

If history is a story, then everyone knows that the 'official story' is told by the winners. No matter what we may know about how the past really happened, history is as it is recorded: this is what George Orwell called doublethink.

Author: David Martin-Jones

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317440765

Category: Social Science

Page: 242

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When is it OK to lie about the past? If history is a story, then everyone knows that the 'official story' is told by the winners. No matter what we may know about how the past really happened, history is as it is recorded: this is what George Orwell called doublethink. But what happens to all the lost, forgotten, censored, and disappeared pasts of world history? Cinema Against Doublethink uncovers how a world of cinemas acts as a giant archive of these lost pasts, a vast virtual store of the world’s memories. The most enchanting and disturbing films of recent years – Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall his Past Lives, Nostalgia for the Light, Even the Rain, The Act of Killing, Carancho, Lady Vengeance – create ethical encounters with these lost pasts, covering vast swathes of the planet and crossing huge eras of time. Analysed using the philosophies of Gilles Deleuze (the time-image) and Enrique Dussel (transmodern ethics), the multitudinous cinemas of the world are shown to speak out against doublethink, countering this biggest lie of all with their myriad 'false' versions of world history. Cinema, acting against doublethink, remains a powerful agent for reclaiming the truth of history for the 'post-truth' era.
Categories: Social Science

Deleuze Cinema and the Thought of the World

Deleuze  Cinema and the Thought of the World

As evidence for Deleuze's role in this revival we can note, for example, that the index of names in 2011's Opening ... Marks, The Skin of the Film; Martin-Jones, Deleuze, Cinema and National Identity; Deleuze and World Cinemas; Deamer, ...

Author: Allan James Thomas

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9781474432818

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 288

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Deleuze turns to the cinema because its formal resources enable it to think' the relation between movement and duration in ways that philosophy cannot. Discover the nature of the philosophical problems that Deleuze turns to the cinema to resolve and how resources of the cinema enable him to do what philosophy alone cannot.
Categories: Performing Arts

Deleuze Cinema and the Thought of the World

Deleuze  Cinema and the Thought of the World

Thomas offers new insights into the conceptual underpinnings both of the Cinema books themselves and of the trajectory of Deleuzian philosophy as a whole.

Author: Allan James Thomas

Publisher: Plateaus - New Directions in Deleuze Studies

ISBN: 1474432808

Category: Philosophy in motion pictures

Page: 280

View: 290

Deleuze turns to the cinema because its formal resources enable it to 'think' the relation between movement and duration in ways that philosophy cannot. Discover the nature of the philosophical problems that Deleuze turns to the cinema to resolve and how resources of the cinema enable him to do what philosophy alone cannot.
Categories: Philosophy in motion pictures

Deleuze Japanese Cinema and the Atom Bomb

Deleuze  Japanese Cinema  and the Atom Bomb

emphasize Deleuze's putative Eurocentrism or not; and only be aware of and mitigate against the dangers of using Deleuzian film theory outside of European and American cinema. In Deleuze and World Cinemas, Martin-Jones goes on to write ...

Author: David Deamer

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781441149091

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 344

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David Deamer establishes the first ever sustained encounter between Gilles Deleuze's Cinema books and post-war Japanese cinema, exploring how Japanese films responded to the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. From the early days of occupation political censorship to the social and cultural freedoms of the 1960s and beyond, the book examines how images of the nuclear event appear in post-war Japanese cinema. Each chapter begins by focusing upon one or more of three key Deleuzian themes – image, history and thought – before going on to look at a selection of films from 1945 to the present day. These include movies by well-known directors Kurosawa Akira, Shindo Kaneto, Oshima Nagisa and Imamura Shohei; popular and cult classics – Godzilla (1954), Akira (1988) and Tetsuo (1989); contemporary genre flicks – Ring (1998), Dead or Alive (1999) and Casshern (2004); the avant-garde and rarely seen documentaries. The author provides a series of tables to clarify the conceptual components deployed within the text, establishing a unique addition to Deleuze and cinema studies.
Categories: Performing Arts

Directory of World Cinema

Directory of World Cinema

Screens: Race, Sex, and Cinema (Philadelphia:Temple University Press, 2012). daniel martin is Assistant Professor of Film ... He is the author of Deleuze, Cinema and National Identity (2006), Deleuze Reframed (2008), Scotland: Global ...

Author: Gary Bettinson

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 9781783204007

Category: Art

Page: 342

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Since the publication of the first volume of Directory of World Cinema: China, the Chinese film industry has intensified its efforts to make inroads into the American market. The 2012 acquisition of US theatre chain AMC and visual effects house Digital Domain by Chinese firms testifies to the global ambitions of China’s powerhouse film industry. Yet Chinese cinema has had few crossover hits in recent years to match the success of such earlier films as Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, House of Flying Daggers, and Kung Fu Hustle. Although overseas revenue for Chinese movies has dwindled, domestic market growth surges year after year. Indeed, annual production output remains healthy, and the daily expansion of screens in second or third-tier cities attracts audiences whose tastes favour domestic films over foreign imports. A survey of a vibrant – and expanding – industry, Directory of World Cinema: China 2 examines, among other themes, China’s desire for success and fulfilment in the United States as well as the extensive history of representing China – and the Chinese in America – on US movie screens. With contributions from some of the leading academics in the field, this volume will be essential reading for all fans of Chinese film.
Categories: Art

The Routledge Companion to World Cinema

The Routledge Companion to World Cinema

He has published four books on Gilles Deleuze and cinema including Deleuze, Cinema and National Identity: Narrative Time in National Contexts (2006), Deleuze and World Cinemas (2011) and the co-editor of Deleuze and Film (2012) with ...

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.
Categories: Social Science

Deleuze and Film

Deleuze and Film

Taking us on an inspiring world tour of film analysis and creative conceptual thinking, this book testifies to the continuing productive generosity of Deleuze's film-philosophy, and includes a dynamic range and depth of film scholarship.

Author: David Martin-Jones

Publisher: Deleuze Connections

ISBN: 0748641203

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 236

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Engages Deleuze's philosophy with a range of popular films and explores the degree to which a film's popularity impacts upon its ability to 'think' (in the manner that Deleuze described in relation to examples of the art of film in his Cinema books), and the global diversity of this cinematic 'thinking' in popular international film.
Categories: Performing Arts

Childhood and Nation in Contemporary World Cinema

Childhood and Nation in Contemporary World Cinema

1 See, for example, Andrew Higson, 'The Concept of National Cinema', in Film Studies: The Essential Resource, ed. Peter Wall, Andrew Hickman and Peter ... 7 David Martin-Jones, Deleuze and World Cinemas (Continuum: London, 2011).

Author: Stephanie Hemelryk Donald

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781501318597

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 296

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The child has existed in cinema since the Lumière Brothers filmed their babies having messy meals in Lyons, but it is only quite recently that scholars have paid serious attention to her/his presence on screen. Scholarly discussion is now of the highest quality and of interest to anyone concerned not only with the extent to which adult cultural conversations invoke the figure of the child, but also to those interested in exploring how film cultures can shift questions of agency and experience in relation to subjectivity. Childhood and Nation in World Cinema recognizes that the range of films and scholarship is now sufficiently extensive to invoke the world cinema mantra of pluri-vocal and pluri-central attention and interpretation. At the same time, the importance of the child in figuring ideas of nationhood is an undiminished tic in adult cultural and social consciousness. Either the child on film provokes claims on the nation or the nation claims the child. Given the waning star of national film studies, and the widely held and serious concerns over the status of the nation as a meaningful cultural unit, the point here is not to assume some extraordinary pre-social geopolitical empathy of child and political entity. Rather, the present collection observes how and why and whether the cinematic child is indeed aligned to concepts of modern nationhood, to concerns of the State, and to geo-political organizational themes and precepts.
Categories: Performing Arts

Deleuze and Film

Deleuze and Film

In Cinema 2, Deleuze argues that cinema demonstrates a shift in its conception of time, from a classical to a modern temporality, a shift brought about by the Second World War (Deleuze 1989: xi–xii). Deleuze specifically credits ...

Author: David Martin-Jones

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9780748650910

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 248

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Engages Deleuze's philosophy with a range of popular films and explores the degree to which a film's popularity impacts upon its ability to 'think' (in the manner that Deleuze described in relation to examples of the art of film in his Cinema books), and
Categories: Performing Arts

Political Theory and Film

Political Theory and Film

2 Discussions of the political dimension to Deleuze's understanding of cinema are not extensive. ... 9 This is the aim of Martin-Jones's Deleuze and World Cinemas and the MartinJones's and Brown's edited collection Deleuze and Film.

Author: Ian Fraser

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781783481651

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

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Critically examines how radical political theory and its application to film analysis can provide insight to the aesthetic self during political upheaval and conflict
Categories: Political Science

Cinema at the Periphery

Cinema at the Periphery

Therefore, the volume is divided into two key areas: industries and markets on the one hand, and identities and histories on the other.

Author: Dina Iordanova

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 9780814336946

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 280

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From Iceland to Iran, from Singapore to Scotland, a growing intellectual and cultural wave of production is taking cinema beyond the borders of its place of origin—exploring faraway places, interacting with barely known peoples, and making new localities imaginable. In these films, previously entrenched spatial divisions no longer function as firmly fixed grid coordinates, the hierarchical position of place as "center" is subverted, and new forms of representation become possible. In Cinema at the Periphery, editors Dina Iordanova, David Martin-Jones, and Belén Vidal assemble criticism that explores issues of the periphery, including questions of transnationality, place, space, passage, and migration. Cinema at the Periphery examines the periphery in terms of locations, practices, methods, and themes. It includes geographic case studies of small national cinemas located at the global margins, like New Zealand and Scotland, but also of filmmaking that comes from peripheral cultures, like Palestinian "stateless" cinema, Australian Aboriginal films, and cinema from Quebec. Therefore, the volume is divided into two key areas: industries and markets on the one hand, and identities and histories on the other. Yet as a whole, the contributors illustrate that the concept of "periphery" is not fixed but is always changing according to patterns of industry, ideology, and taste. Cinema at the Periphery highlights the inextricable interrelationship that exists between production modes and circulation channels and the emerging narratives of histories and identities they enable. In the present era of globalization, this timely examination of the periphery will interest teachers and students of film and media studies.
Categories: Performing Arts

Reorienting Ozu

Reorienting Ozu

See, for instance, David Martin-Jones, Deleuze, Cinema and National Identity: Narrative Time in National Cinemas (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2006); Deleuze and World Cinemas (London: Continuum, 2011); Damian Sutton, ...

Author: Jinhee Choi

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190254971

Category: Art

Page: 328

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Introduction / Jinhee Choi -- Branding ozu. Watch again! look well! look! / David Bordwell -- Ozu, the ineffable? / Darrell W Davis -- Ozu to Asia via Hasumi / Aaron Gerow -- A dialogue with "memory" in Hou Hsiao Hhsien's Café lumière / Mitsuyo Wada-Marciano -- Ozuesque as a sensibility: or on the notion of influence / Jinhee Choi -- Historicizing Ozu. A new form of silent cinema: intertitles and interlocutions in Ozu Yasujiro's late silent films / Michael Raine -- Ozu and the aesthetics of shadow: lighting and cinematography in There was a father (Chichi ariki, 1942) / Daisuke Miyao -- Modernity, shoshimin films and the proletarian-film movement: Ozu in dialogue with Vertov / Yuki Takinami -- Laughing in the shadows of empire: humor in Ozu's Brothers and sisters of the Toda family / Junji Yoshida -- Tracing ozu. Autumn afternoons: negotiating the ghost of Ozu in Iguchi Nami's Dogs and cats / Adam Bingham -- Playing the holes: notes on the Ozuesque gags / Manuel Garin & Albert Elduque -- Rhythm, texture, moods: Ozu Yasujiro, Claire Denis and a vision of a post-colonial aesthetic / Kate Taylor-Jones -- Wenders travels with Ozu / Mark Betz -- Look? optical / Sound Situations and Interpretation: Ozu (Deleuze) Kiarostami / David Deamer -- Sparse or slow: Ozu and Joanna Hogg / William Brown
Categories: Art

Post Westerns

Post Westerns

Deleuze, Cinema 2,216. 64. Colebrook, Gilles Deleuze, 119. 65. Deleuze, Cinema 2, 217, 216, 220, 217, 219, 223. Deleuze argues that these aspects are most noticeable in Third World filmmakers (like Glauber Rocha) struggling as a minor ...

Author: Neil Campbell

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9781496209627

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 432

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During the post-World War II period, the Western, like America's other great film genres, appeared to collapse as a result of revisionism and the emergence of new forms. Perhaps, however, as theorists like Gilles Deleuze suggest, it remains, simply "maintaining its empty frame." Yet this frame is far from empty, as Post-Westerns shows us: rather than collapse, the Western instead found a new form through which to scrutinize and question the very assumptions on which the genre was based. Employing the ideas of critics such as Deleuze, Jacques Derrida, and Jacques Rancière, Neil Campbell examines the haunted inheritance of the Western in contemporary U.S. culture. His book reveals how close examination of certain postwar films--including Bad Day at Black Rock, The Misfits, Lone Star, Easy Rider, Gas Food Lodging, Down in the Valley, and No Country for Old Men--reconfigures our notions of region and nation, the Western, and indeed the West itself. Campbell suggests that post-Westerns are in fact "ghost-Westerns," haunted by the earlier form's devices and styles in ways that at once acknowledge and call into question the West, both as such and in its persistent ideological framing of the national identity and values.
Categories: Performing Arts

The Child in World Cinema

The Child in World Cinema

“The Child-seer in and as History: Argentine Melodrama\Kamchatka (2002),” in Deleuze and World Cinema (London; New York: Continuum, 2011), 69–99. 4. See Catherine E Pease. “Remembering the Taste of Melons: Modern Chinese Stories of ...

Author: Debbie Olson

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9781498563819

Category: Social Science

Page: 518

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This volume offers compelling analyses of children and childhood in non-Western films.
Categories: Social Science

Deleuze Reframed

Deleuze Reframed

"Contemporary Thinkers Reframed" instead uses the language of the arts to explore the usefulness in practice of complex ideas.Short, contemporary and accessible, these lively books utilise actual examples of artworks, films, television ...

Author: Damian Sutton

Publisher: I.B. Tauris

ISBN: STANFORD:36105131733714

Category: Art

Page: 149

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Are your students baffled by Baudrillard? Dazed by Deleuze? Confused by Kristeva? Other beginners' guides can feel as impenetrable as the original texts to students who 'think in images'. "Contemporary Thinkers Reframed" instead uses the language of the arts to explore the usefulness in practice of complex ideas.Short, contemporary and accessible, these lively books utilise actual examples of artworks, films, television shows, works of architecture, fashion and even computer games to explain and explore the work of the most commonly taught thinkers. Conceived specifically for the visually minded, the series will prove invaluable to students right across the visual arts. Deleuze disdains easy answers. Yet easy answers to Deleuze are what students need. Without reducing Deleuze's complex body of thought to simplistic solutions, this very contemporary guide leads the reader into the world of Deleuze's spiralling thought through concrete examples from art, film, TV and even computer games. From 'Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind' and 'The Cell' to 'Pac Man' and 'Doom' and from the work of Matthew Barney and Helen Chadwick to 'Lost' and 'Doctor Who', this easily digestible introduction looks at the key ideas promoted by Deleuze, both in his own work and in his notoriously difficult collaborations with Felix Guattari, to make them both fresh and relevant to the visual arts today.
Categories: Art

Deleuze Cinema and National Identity

Deleuze  Cinema and National Identity

It also examines Asian thrillers, gangster and art films in the light of Deleuze's work on time. With Asian films increasingly crossing over into western markets, this is a timely addition to the expanding body of work on Deleuze and film.

Author: David Martin-Jones

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780748622443

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 244

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Deleuze, Cinema and National Identity challenges the traditional use of Deleuze's philosophy to examine European art cinema. It explores how Deleuze can be used to analyse national identity across a range of different cinemas. Focusing on narrative time it combines a Deleuzean approach with a vast range of non-traditional material. The films discussed are contemporary and popular (either financial or cult successes), and include Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Terminator 3, Memento, Saving Private Ryan, Run Lola Run, Sliding Doors, Chaos and Peppermint Candy. Each film is examined in light of a major historical event - including 9/11, German reunification, and the Asian economic crisis - and the impact it has had on individual nations. This cross-cultural approach illustrates how Deleuze's work can enhance our understanding of the construction of national identity. It also enables a critique of Deleuze's conclusions by examining his work in a variety of national contexts. The book significantly broadens the field of work on Deleuze and cinema. It places equal emphasis on understanding mainstream North American genre films, American independent and European art films. It also examines Asian thrillers, gangster and art films in the light of Deleuze's work on time. With Asian films increasingly crossing over into western markets, this is a timely addition to the expanding body of work on Deleuze and film. Key Features* The first sustained analysis of Deleuze and national identity, bringing together film theory and film history* Examines how narrative time is used to construct national identity across a range of different cinemas, including Britain, Germany, North America, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, Italy and Poland* Uses Deleuze in conjunction with a number of different types of recent film, from Hollywood blockbusters to Asian gangster movies.
Categories: Performing Arts

Unbecoming Cinema

Unbecoming Cinema

In Deleuze, Cinema and National Identity (2006) and Deleuze and World Cinemas (2011), for example, David MartinJones investigates the causes and effect of different ethical and pedagogical forms of film thinking in cinemas emanating ...

Author: David H. Fleming

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 9781783207763

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 232

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Unbecoming Cinema constitutes a welcome addition to texts that provide a film-philosophical perspective on films that otherwise take on and involve difficult subject matter, including in this case suicide, autistic worldviews, hallucinatory aesthetics and vomit-gore. The book in effect argues successfully and intelligently that even though hard to watch, many of these films can provide for viewers an opportunity to come to a renewed understanding of self and world. As a result, the author takes on difficult topics, but brings them to life in an exciting, philosophical fashion that also asks readers to rethink what it is that constitutes cinema.
Categories: Performing Arts

Teaching Transnational Cinema

Teaching Transnational Cinema

His specialism is film-philosophy, and his research engages with world cinemas. He is the author of several books, including most recently Deleuze and World Cinemas (Continuum, 2011) (which was shortlisted for the BAFTSS Annual Book ...

Author: Katarzyna Marciniak

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317401056

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 312

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This collection of essays offers a pioneering analysis of the political and conceptual complexities of teaching transnational cinema in university classrooms around the world. In their exploration of a wide range of films from different national and regional contexts, contributors reflect on the practical and pedagogical challenges of teaching about immigrant identities, transnational encounters, foreignness, cosmopolitanism and citizenship, terrorism, border politics, legality and race. Probing the value of cinema in interdisciplinary academic study and the changing strategies and philosophies of teaching in the university, this volume positions itself at the cutting edge of transnational film studies.
Categories: Performing Arts