Small Cinemas in Global Markets

Small Cinemas in Global Markets

Much needed to continue and expand the existing scholarship in the field, this volume is based on research by authors who approach their subject from Western theoretical perspectives with a professional (mostly native) knowledge of the ...

Author: David Desser

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9780739196533

Category: Social Science

Page: 290

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Small Cinemas in Global Markets addresses aspects such as identity, revisiting the past, internationalized genres, new forms of experimental cinema, markets and production, as well as technological developments of alternative small screens that open new perspectives into small cinema possibilities. Small and big markets for small industries reveal an unimagined diversification of the cultural product and consequently the need to analyze the impact at local, regional, and global levels. Much needed to continue and expand the existing scholarship in the field, this volume is based on research by authors who approach their subject from Western theoretical perspectives with a professional (mostly native) knowledge of the language, cultural realities, and film industry practices. It covers aspects from fifteen different countries, including Bolivia, Brazil, China (Hong Kong), Croatia, East Africa (Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda), Greece, Indonesia, Lithuania, Bulgaria, Poland, Romania, Morocco, and the United States. Since both film and documentary distribution from certain areas of the globe on international markets remains problematic, it is important for the academic field to discuss and circulate them as much as possible, and to create the basis for further exploration. Documenting and reflecting on the role, state, and reception of the film industry provides scholarly understanding to the industry’s wide range of seemingly chaotic technological transformations.
Categories: Social Science

World Cinema

World Cinema

Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, pp. 101–119. Giukin, Lenuta, Janina
Falkowska, & David Desser (eds). (2015). Small Cinemas in Global Markets.
London: Lexington Books. Higson, Andrew. (1989). “The Concept of National
Cinema.

Author: Shekhar Deshpande

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136473180

Category: Social Science

Page: 448

View: 262

World Cinema: A Critical Introduction is a comprehensive yet accessible guide to film industries across the globe. From the 1980s onwards, new technologies and increased globalization have radically altered the landscape in which films are distributed and exhibited. Films are made from the large-scale industries of India, Hollywood, and Asia, to the small productions in Bhutan and Morocco. They are seen in multiplexes, palatial art cinemas in Cannes, traveling theatres in rural India, and on millions of hand-held mobile screens. Authors Deshpande and Mazaj have developed a method of charting this new world cinema that makes room for divergent perspectives, traditions, and positions, while also revealing their interconnectedness and relationships of meaning. In doing so, they bring together a broad range of issues and examples—theoretical concepts, viewing and production practices, film festivals, large industries such as Nollywood and Bollywood, and smaller and emerging film cultures—into a systemic yet flexible map of world cinema. The multi-layered approach of this book aims to do justice to the depth, dynamism, and complexity of the phenomenon of world cinema. For students looking to films outside of their immediate context, this book offers a blueprint that will enable them to transform a casual encounter with a film into a systematic inquiry into world cinema.
Categories: Social Science

European Cinema in the Twenty First Century

European Cinema in the Twenty First Century

In Small Cinemas in Global Markets. Genres ... In The Cinema of Small Nations, 1
–22. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press. Hungary. The CIA World Factbook.
https://www.cia.gov/LIBRARY/publications/ the-world-factbook/geos/hu.html.

Author: Ingrid Lewis

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030334369

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 343

View: 116

This book rethinks the study of European Cinema in a way that centres on students and their needs, in a comprehensive volume introducing undergraduates to the main discourses, directions and genres of twenty-first-century European film. Importantly, this collection is the first of its kind to apply a transversal approach to European Cinema, bringing together the East and the West, while providing a broad picture of key trends, aesthetics, genres, national identities, and transnational concerns. Lewis and Canning’s collection effectively addresses some of the most pressing questions in contemporary European film, such as ecology, migration, industry, identity, disability, memory, auteurship, genre, small cinemas, and the national and international frameworks which underpin them. Combining accessible original research with a thorough grounding in recent histories and contexts, each chapter includes key definitions, reflective group questions, and a summative case study. Overall, this book makes a strong contribution to our understanding of recent European Cinema, making it an invaluable resource for lecturers and students across a variety of film-centred modules.
Categories: Performing Arts

The Routledge Companion to World Cinema

The Routledge Companion to World Cinema

Kourelou, O., Liz, M. and Vidal, B. (2014) “Crisis and Creativity: The New
Cinemas of Portugal, Greece and Spain”, New ... J. and Desser, D. (eds) Small
Cinemas in Global Markets: Genres, Identities, Narratives, London: Rowman &
Littlefield, ...

Author: Rob Stone

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317420583

Category: Social Science

Page: 522

View: 415

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

The Palgrave Handbook of Asian Cinema

The Palgrave Handbook of Asian Cinema

Situating World Cinema as a Theoretical Problem. In Remapping ... Cinemas of
the Other: A Personal Journey with FilmMakers from the Middle East and Central
Asia. ... In Small Cinemas in Global Markets: Genres, Identities, Narratives, ed.

Author: Aaron Han Joon Magnan-Park

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781349958221

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 743

View: 214

This collection offers new approaches to theorizing Asian film in relation to the history, culture, geopolitics and economics of the continent. Bringing together original essays written by established and emerging scholars, this anthology transcends the limitations of national borders to do justice to the diverse ways in which the cinema shapes Asia geographically and imaginatively in the world today. From the revival of the Silk Road as the “belt and road” of a rising China to historical ruminations on the legacy of colonialism across the continent, the authors argue that the category of “Asian cinema” from Turkey to the edges of the Pacific continues to play a vital role in cutting-edge film research. This handbook will serve as an essential guide for committed scholars, students, and all those interested in the past, present, and possible future of Asian cinema in the 21st century.
Categories: Performing Arts

American and Chinese Language Cinemas

American and Chinese Language Cinemas

Of course, even low-budget films require funding, but the expansion of the global
video market had significantly opened up new opportunities for film financing.
Following the examples of De Laurentiis, Cannon Films, and other independent ...

Author: Lisa Funnell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317910244

Category: Social Science

Page: 232

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Critics frequently describe the influence of "America," through Hollywood and other cultural industries, as a form of cultural imperialism. This unidirectional model of interaction does not address, however, the counter-flows of Chinese-language films into the American film market or the influence of Chinese filmmakers, film stars, and aesthetics in Hollywood. The aim of this collection is to (re)consider the complex dynamics of transnational cultural flows between American and Chinese-language film industries. The goal is to bring a more historical perspective to the subject, focusing as much on the Hollywood influence on early Shanghai or postwar Hong Kong films as on the intensifying flows between American and Chinese-language cinemas in recent decades. Contributors emphasize the processes of appropriation and reception involved in transnational cultural practices, examining film production, distribution, and reception.
Categories: Social Science

A Companion to Eastern European Cinemas

A Companion to Eastern European Cinemas

(Pelko, 2006) One of the distinct characteristics of contemporary Slovenian
cinema is that it is a “smallcinema in the scheme introduced ... 2, 2009), have
been released in the United States and international markets to relatively wide
acclaim.

Author: Anikó Imre

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118294352

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 544

View: 991

A Companion to Eastern European Cinemas showcasestwenty-five essays written by established and emerging filmscholars that trace the history of Eastern European cinemas andoffer an up-to-date assessment of post-socialist filmcultures. Showcases critical historical work and up-to-date assessmentsof post-socialist film cultures Features consideration of lesser known areas of study, such asAlbanian and Baltic cinemas, popular genre films, cross-nationaldistribution and aesthetics, animation and documentary Places the cinemas of the region in a European and globalcontext Resists the Cold War classification of Eastern European cinemasas “other” art cinemas by reconnecting them with themain circulation of film studies Includes discussion of such films as Taxidermia, ElPerro Negro, 12:08 East of Bucharest Big Tõll, andBreakfast on the Grass and explores the work of directorsincluding Tamás Almási, Walerian Borowczyk, RomanPolanski, Jerzy Skolimowski, Andrzej ¯u³awski, and KarelVachek amongst many others
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Four Centuries of Dutch American Relations

Four Centuries of Dutch American Relations

European cinema constitutes only a small part of the global film market, whereas
Hollywood is dominant worldwide. In the U.S., European cinema constitutes a
niche market, serving a specific and relatively small segment of the American ...

Author: Hans Krabbendam

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9781438430157

Category: History

Page: 1190

View: 352

A comprehensive history of bilateral relations between the Netherlands and the United States.
Categories: History

Neoliberalism and Global Cinema

Neoliberalism and Global Cinema

Mirana M. Szeto and Yun-chung Chen In face of intensifying neoliberal global
economic crises and the antecedent ... and pandemic piracy on intellectual
property further eroded the small but once reliable local market for Hong Kong
cinema, ...

Author: Jyotsna Kapur

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136701481

Category: Art

Page: 370

View: 999

In cinema studies today, rarely do we find a direct investigation into the culture of capitalism and how it has been refracted and fabricated in global cinema production under neoliberalism. However, the current economic crisis and the subsequent Wall Street bailout in 2008 have brought about a worldwide skepticism regarding the last four decades of economic restructuring and the culture that has accompanied it. In this edited volume, an international ensemble of scholars looks at neoliberalism, both as culture and political economy, in the various cinemas of the world. In essays encompassing the cinemas of Asia, Africa, Latin America, Europe, and the United States the authors outline how the culture and subjectivities engendered by neoliberalism have been variously performed, contested, and reinforced in these cinemas. The premise of this book is that the cultural and economic logic of neoliberalism, i.e., the radical financialization and market-driven calculations, of all facets of society are symptoms best understood by Marxist theory and its analysis of the central antagonisms and contradictions of capital. Taking a variety of approaches, ranging from political economy, ideological critique, the intersection of aesthetics and politics, social history and critical-cultural theory, this volume offers a fresh, broad-based Marxist analysis of contemporary film/media. Topics include: the global albeit antagonistic nature of neoliberal culture; the search for a new aesthetic and documentary language; the contestation between labor and capital in cultural producion; the political economy of hollywood, and questions of gender, sexuality, and the nation state in relation to neoliberalism.
Categories: Art

Pop Culture India

Pop Culture India

Chennai is home to films made in the southern Indian languages of Tamil and
Telugu, spoken in Tamil Nadu (of which Chennai is ... which has laid low many
national cinemas of the world, has been unable to make a dent in the Indian
market.

Author: Asha Kasbekar

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781851096367

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

View: 922

Looks at popular culture in India, including television, motion pictures, mass media, sports, literature, and lifestyles.
Categories: Social Science

Cinemas of Ireland

Cinemas of Ireland

In Part I, Irish Cinema and Globalisation, Martin McLoone in “National Cinema
and Global Culture: the Case of Irish ... the fear that the small filmmaking
countries of the world are under threat from a market-driven globalisation
spearheaded by ...

Author: Isabelle le Corff

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443804240

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 251

View: 184

Cinemas of Ireland is a collection of fourteen essays which provide numerous approaches to the new Irish cinemascape from both an Irish and a European perspective. Highlighting the works of European scholars in Irish studies, it features a variety of noteworthy critical papers that explore the evolution of contemporary Irish cinema in an era of globalisation. The collection also stresses the rich interdisciplinary nature of Irish film studies, ranging from theoretical studies, gender studies, to political and historical studies. The list of films analysed includes among others Adam and Paul (2004), The Wind that Shakes the Barley (2006), Garage (2007), The Brave One (2007). This collective volume is aimed at all established and emerging scholars who work on Irish cinema and at all the readers who are interested in discovering contemporary Irish cinema in its evolution and in the issues it tackles.
Categories: Performing Arts

Cinemas of the World

Cinemas of the World

... of teenagers, but it was only small independent producers such as American
International Pictures who identified this potentially lucrative market with '
exploitation' films such as I Was a Teenage Werewolf and I Was a Teenage
Frankenstein.

Author: James Chapman

Publisher: Reaktion Books

ISBN: 9781861895745

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 480

View: 820

The cinema has been the pre-eminent popular art form of the 20th century. In Cinemas of the World, James Chapman examines the relationship between film and society in the modern world: film as entertainment medium, film as a reflection of national cultures and preoccupations, film as an instrument of propaganda. He also explores two interrelated issues that have recurred throughout the history of cinema: the economic and cultural hegemony of Hollywood on the one hand, and, on the other, the attempts of film-makers elsewhere to establish indigenous national cinemas drawing on their own cultures and societies. Chapman examines the rise to dominance of Hollywood cinema in the silent and early sound periods. He discusses the characteristic themes of American movies from the Depression to the end of the Cold War especially those found in the western and film noir – genres that are often used as vehicles for exploring issues central to us society and politics. He looks at national cinemas in various European countries in the period between the end of the First World War and the end of the Second, which all exhibit the formal and aesthetic properties of modernism. The emergence of the so-called "new cinemas" of Europe and the wider world since 1960 are also explored. "Chapman is a tough-thinking, original writer . . . an engaging, excellent piece of work."—David Lancaster, Film and History
Categories: Performing Arts

The Cinema of Aki Kaurism ki

The Cinema of Aki Kaurism  ki

appearance of global prominence, even as a niche figure, gives Kaurismäki a
means of intervening in national ... Kaurismäki's cinema, and small-nation auteur
cinema, works through this festival system, and its global distribution and impact
could not be achieved without it. ... to the festival system, yet at the same time it
provides a showcase for national-cinema institutions to market themselves as
vital.

Author: Andrew Nestingen

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231850414

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 224

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Aki Kaurismäki is an enigma, an eminent auteur who claims his films are a joke. Since 1983, Kaurismäki has produced classically-styled films filled with cinephilic references to film history. He has earned an international art-house audience and many prizes, influencing such directors as Jim Jarmusch, Quentin Tarantino, and Wes Anderson. Yet Kaurismäki is often depicted as the loneliest, most nostalgic of Finns (except when he promotes his films, makes political statements, and runs his many businesses). He is also depicted as a bohemian known for outlandish actions and statements. The Cinema of Aki Kaurismäki is the first comprehensive English-language study of this eccentric director. Drawing on revisionist approaches to film authorship, the text links the filmmaker and his films to the stories and issues animating film aesthetics and history, nostalgia, late modernity, politics, commerce, film festivals, and national cinema.
Categories: Performing Arts

Contemporary Latin American Cinema

Contemporary Latin American Cinema

20 This is not a new phenomenon , and Argentine films have long looked to
foreign markets , as they would not be able to ... 23 Clearly these figures are
small when compared to the production costs and profits for Hollywood
blockbusters , but ...

Author: Deborah Shaw

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 0742539156

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 201

View: 732

This engaging book explores Latin America cinema since 2000, an extraordinary period of international recognition. Leading specialists consider the reasons for the unprecedented commercial and critical successes of movies such as City of God, The Motorcycle Diaries, Y tu mamá también, and Nine Queens, as well as equally important films that failed to break out on the international circuit. The chapters not only offer textual analysis, but also assess the films' social context and production conditions. Their well-rounded analyses offer a rich picture of the state of contemporary filmmaking in a range of Latin American countries. Nuanced and thought-provoking, the readings in this book will provide invaluable interpretations for students and scholars of Latin American film.
Categories: Performing Arts

Cinema at the Periphery

Cinema at the Periphery

Peripheral cinemas face a constant struggle to secure a visible share of their own
domestic markets . They also must compete in the global arena , thus
exacerbating the difficulties of sustaining small national traditions that can
engage in a ...

Author: Kay Dickinson

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 0814333885

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 268

View: 566

Highlights the industries, markets, identities, and histories that distinguish cinema beyond the traditional hubs of mainstream Western cinema.
Categories: Performing Arts

Scotland

Scotland

Global Cinema David Martin-Jones. discussion of his status as a director worthy
of international renown. ... loneliness and isolation.11 The discourses of
marketing and promotion of small national cinemas under the banner of the
recognisable ...

Author: David Martin-Jones

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9780748686544

Category: Social Science

Page: 264

View: 448

Scotland: Global Cinema focuses on the explosion of filmmaking in Scotland in the 1990s and 2000s. It explores the various cinematic fantasies of Scotland created by contemporary filmmakers from all over the world who braved the weather to shoot in Scotla
Categories: Social Science

The Global Film Book

The Global Film Book

The restare gatheredintoa small section under the heading 'World Cinema'. ... We
will explain alittle later why there is a marketing category for certain kindsof films
that are distributed internationally under that label – much as there is a music ...

Author: Roy Stafford

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136474583

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 368

View: 624

The Global Film Book is an accessible and entertaining exploration of the development of film as global industry and art form, written especially for students and introducing readers to the rich and varied cinematic landscape beyond Hollywood. Highlighting areas of difference and similarity in film economies and audiences, as well as form, genre and narrative, this textbook considers a broad range of examples and up to date industry data from Europe, Africa, Asia, Australasia and Latin America. Author Roy Stafford combines detailed studies of indigenous film and television cultures with cross border, global and online entertainment operations, including examples from Nollywood to Korean Cinema, via telenovelas and Nordic crime drama. The Global Film Book demonstrates a number of contrasting models of contemporary production, distribution and consumption of film worldwide, charting and analysing the past, present and potential futures for film throughout the world. The book also provides students with: a series of exploratory pathways into film culture worldwide illuminating analyses and suggestions for further readings and viewing, alongside explanatory margin notes and case studies a user friendly text design, featuring over 120 colour images a dynamic and comprehensive blog, online at www.globalfilmstudies.com, providing updates and extensions of case studies in the book and analysis of the latest developments in global film issues.
Categories: Performing Arts

Contemporary World Cinema

Contemporary World Cinema

16 In Britain and the USA , theatre releases of world cinema have traditionally
received a limited art - house distribution . Due to the US majors ' powerful
position in the global markets , many small independent distributors have either
folded or ...

Author: Shohini Chaudhuri

Publisher:

ISBN: 0748617981

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 199

View: 705

Since the start of the 1990s, despite tougher competition than ever before from Hollywood, a rebirth and flourishing of cinema has been taking place in parts of Europe, the Middle East, East Asia and South Asia. This book provides an overview of the cinemas of these regions, interpreting some of the recent developments as strategic responses to globalisation. Highlighting transnational and cross-cultural structures, influences and themes, it offers:* A broad critical context for the study of contemporary world cinema, introducing key concepts and issues including modes of production and distribution.* Cultural and historical background for the cinemas of each region, with analyses of regional aesthetic styles and comparisons with Hollywood models.* Case studies of Scandinavian, Iranian, Hong Kong and Indian cinema.* Close analysis of twelve landmark films, including Thomas Vinterberg's Festen, Samira Makhmalbaf's The Apple, Wong Kar-Wai's In the Mood For Love, and Ashutosh Gowariker's Lagaan.Contemporary World Cinemais vital for students and teachers of film, media, cultural studies and modern languages, as well as general world cinema enthusiasts.
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Masculinities and Hong Kong Cinema

Masculinities and Hong Kong Cinema

... dominant global, commercial film market Many critiques of, and academic
books on, Hong Kong cinema have been published in the past few years 1 If
American cinema lS “Hollyworld,” then the movie industry in this small corner of
Asia 15 ...

Author: Laikwan Pang

Publisher: Hong Kong University Press

ISBN: 9789622097377

Category: Social Science

Page: 356

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This collection of exciting essays explores how the representations and the ideologies of masculinities can be productively studied in the context of Hong Kong cinema. It has two objectives: first, to investigate the multiple meanings and manifestations of masculinities in Hong Kong cinema that compliment and contradict each other. Second, to analyze the social and cultural environments that make these representations possible and problematic. Masculinities and Hong Kong Cinema presents a comprehensive picture of how Hong Kong mainstream cinematic masculinities are produced within their own socio-cultural discourses, and how these masculinities are distributed, received, and transformed within the setting of the market place. This volume is divided into three interrelated parts: the local cinematic tradition; the transnational context and reverberations; and the larger production, reception, and mediation environments. The combination of these three perspectives will reveal the dynamics and tensions between the local and the transnational, between production and reception, and between text and context, in the gendered manifestations of Hong Kong cinema.
Categories: Social Science