The Routledge Companion to European Cinema

The Routledge Companion to European Cinema
Author: Gábor Gergely,Susan Hayward
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 484
Release: 2021-12-30
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9781000512298

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Presenting new and diverse scholarship, this wide-ranging collection of 43 original chapters asks what European cinema tells us about Europe. The book engages with European cinema that attends to questions of European colonial, racialized and gendered power; seeks to decentre Europe itself (not merely its putative centres); and interrogate Europe’s various conceptualizations from a variety of viewpoints. It explores the broad, complex and heterogeneous community/ies produced in and by European films, taking in Kurdish, Hollywood and Singapore cinema as comfortably as the cinema of Poland, Spanish colonial films or the European gangster genre. Chapters cover numerous topics, including individual films, film movements, filmmakers, stars, scholarship, representations and identities, audiences, production practices, genres and more, all analysed in their context(s) so as to construct an image of Europe as it emerges from Europe’s film corpus. The Companion opens the study of European cinema to a broad readership and is ideal for students and scholars in film, European studies, queer studies and cultural studies, as well as historians with an interest in audio-visual culture, nationalism and transnationalism, and those working in language-based area studies.

The Routledge Companion to European Cinema

The Routledge Companion to European Cinema
Author: Gábor Gergely,Susan Hayward
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021-12
Genre: Motion picture industry
ISBN: 1032136715

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"This Companion's guiding vision of Europe is that of a messy place or idea that emerges from multiple images from multiple perspectives and multiple positions. To adopt Italo Calvino's phrase, European cinema is the product of a 'collection of voices' coming together as a 'multiple discovery' of various Europes and cinemas. Europe is imprecisely circumscribed, in a permanent state of transition, transformation and contestation, deployed in the service of varied interests, in shifting contexts of power, never self-same, nor reducible to something fixed, legible, or knowable. Film scholarship in and/or about Europe published in English has paid far greater attention to some issues than others. French, Italian and German cinema have been centred as Europe's core cinemas. This book is not intended to make up for this historic bias in one swoop. It is offered instead as a way of engaging with European cinema that attends to questions of European colonial, racialized and gendered power, seeks to decentre Europe itself (not merely its putative centres) and interrogate Europe's various conceptualizations from a variety of viewpoints. This Companion embraces messiness by refusing to impose any other prior interpretation on Europe or its cinema. This book asks - rather than prescribes - what European cinema tells us about Europe. This latter is understood with an open mind as the broad, complex and heterogeneous community/ies produced in and by European films. This large and flexible label takes in Kurdish, Hollywood and Singapore cinema as comfortably as the cinema of Poland, Spanish colonial films or the European gangster genre. Individual films (e.g., Vincent Deutre's Orlando Ferito, 2013), film movements (e.g., Neo-Queer Cinema), filmmakers (e.g., Fred Zinnemann), stars (e.g., Omar Sharif), scholarship (e.g., Hungarian film historiography), representations and identities (e.g., German queer of colour cinema), audiences (e.g., Bulgarian viewers of Stephan Komandarev's films), production practices (e.g., Moroccan film funding), genres (e.g., the Giallo) and much else are analysed in their context(s) so as to construct an image of Europe as it emerges from Europe's film corpus"--

The Routledge Companion to World Cinema

The Routledge Companion to World Cinema
Author: Rob Stone,Paul Cooke,Stephanie Dennison,Alex Marlow-Mann
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 522
Release: 2017-09-27
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9781317420583

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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.

The European Cinema Reader

The European Cinema Reader
Author: Catherine Fowler
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 268
Release: 2002
Genre: Performing Arts
ISBN: 0415240913

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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 Routledge Companion to Cinema and Politics

The Routledge Companion to Cinema and Politics
Author: Yannis Tzioumakis,Claire Molloy
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2016-07-01
Genre: Performing Arts
ISBN: 9781317392460

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The Routledge Companion to Cinema and Politics brings together forty essays by leading film scholars and filmmakers in order to discuss the complex relationship between cinema and politics. Organised into eight sections - Approaches to Film and Politics; Film, Activism and Opposition; Film, Propaganda, Ideology and the State; The Politics of Mobility; Political Hollywood; Alternative and Independent Film and Politics; The Politics of Cine-geographies and The Politics of Documentary - this collection covers a broad range of topics, including: third cinema, cinema after 9/11, eco-activism, human rights, independent Chinese documentary, film festivals, manifestoes, film policies, film as a response to the post-2008 financial crisis, Soviet propaganda, the impact of neoliberalism on cinema, and many others. It foregrounds the key debates, concepts, approaches and case studies that critique and explain the complex relationship between politics and cinema, discussing films from around the world and including examples from film history as well as contemporary cinema. It also explores the wider relationship between politics and entertainment, examines cinema’s response to political and social transformations and questions the extent to which filmmaking, itself, is a political act.

Popular European Cinema

Popular European Cinema
Author: Richard Dyer,Ginette Vincendeau
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2013-04-15
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9781135085032

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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.

East European Cinemas

East European Cinemas
Author: Anikó Imre
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2005-09-14
Genre: Performing Arts
ISBN: 9781135872649

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First Published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Routledge Companion to New Cinema History

The Routledge Companion to New Cinema History
Author: Daniel Biltereyst,Richard Maltby,Philippe Meers
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 410
Release: 2019-02-05
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9781317353959

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The Routledge Companion to New Cinema History presents the most recent approaches and methods in the study of the social experience of cinema, from its origins in vaudeville and traveling exhibitions to the multiplexes of today. Exploring its history from the perspective of the cinemagoer, the study of new cinema history examines the circulation and consumption of cinema, the political and legal structures that underpinned its activities, the place that it occupied in the lives of its audiences and the traces that it left in their memories. Using a broad range of methods from the statistical analyses of box office economics to ethnography, oral history, and memory studies, this approach has brought about an undisputable change in how we study cinema, and the questions we ask about its history. This companion examines the place, space, and practices of film exhibition and programming; the questions of gender and ethnicity within the cinematic experience; and the ways in which audiences gave meaning to cinemagoing practices, specific films, stars, and venues, and its operation as a site of social and cultural exchange from Detroit and Laredo to Bandung and Chennai. Contributors demonstrate how the digitization of source materials and the use of digital research tools have enabled them to map previously unexplored aspects of cinema’s business and social history and undertake comparative analysis of the diversity of the social experience of cinema across regional, national, and continental boundaries. With contributions from leading scholars in the field, The Routledge Companion to New Cinema History enlarges and refines our understanding of cinema’s place in the social history of the twentieth century.

The Routledge Companion to Cinema Gender

The Routledge Companion to Cinema   Gender
Author: Kristin Lené Hole,Dijana Jelača,E. Ann Kaplan,Patrice Petro
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 492
Release: 2016-11-10
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9781317408048

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Comprised of 43 innovative contributions, this companion is both an overview of, and intervention into the field of cinema and gender. The essays included here address a variety of geographical contexts, from an analysis of cinema. Islam and women and television under Eastern European socialism, to female audience reception in Nigeria, to changing class and race norms in Bollywood dance sequences. A special focus is on women directors in a global context that includes films and filmmakers from Asia, Africa, Australia, Europe, North and South America. The collection also offers a solid overview of feminist contributions to thinking on genre from the "chick flick" to the action or Western film, to film noir and the slasher. Readers will find contributions on a variety of approaches to spectatorship, reception studies and fandom, as well as transnational approaches to star studies and essays addressing the relationship between feminist film theory and new media. Other topics include queer and trans* cinema, eco-cinema and the post-human. Finally, readers interested in the history of film will find essays addressing the methodological dimensions of feminist film history, essays on silent and studio era women in film, and histories of female filmmakers in a variety of non-Western contexts.

European Film Theory

European Film Theory
Author: Temenuga Trifonova
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2009-09-10
Genre: Performing Arts
ISBN: 9781135902537

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European Film Theory explores the ‘Europeanness’ of European film theory, its philosophical origins, the ‘culture wars’ between ‘Continental’ and ‘Analytical’ film theory and philosophy, the major discursive and epistemological shifts in the history of Continental film theory, the relationship between Continental philosophy of art and philosophy of history and European film theory. Writing from a range of disciplines and perspectives, the contributors to this new volume in the AFI FILM READERS series offer fresh interpretations of European film theorists and illuminate the political potential of European film theory.

Cinema Audiences and Modernity

Cinema  Audiences and Modernity
Author: Daniel Biltereyst,Richard Maltby,Philippe Meers
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 218
Release: 2013-03-01
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9781136641992

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This book sheds new light on the cinema and modernity debate by confronting established theories on the role of the modern cinematic experience with new empirical work on the history of the social experience of cinema-going, film audiences and film exhibition. The book provides a wide range of research methodologies and perspectives on these matters, including: the use of oral history methods questionnaires diaries audience letters as well as industrial, sociological and other accounts on historical film audiences. The collection’s case studies thus provide a "how to" compendium of current methodologies for researchers and students working on film and media audiences, film and media experiences, and historical reception. The volume is part of a ‘new cinema history’ effort within film and screen studies to look at film history not only as a history of production, textual relations or movies-as-artefacts, but rather to concentrate more on the receiving end, the social experience of cinema, and the engagement of film/cinema (history) ‘from below’. The contributions to the volume reflect upon the very different ways in which cinema has been accepted, rejected or disciplined as an agent of modernity in neighbouring parts of Europe, and how cinema-going has been promoted and regulated as a popular social practice at different times in twentieth-century European history.

The Routledge Companion to Media Industries

The Routledge Companion to Media Industries
Author: Paul McDonald
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 602
Release: 2021-09-30
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9781000451856

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Bringing together 49 chapters from leading experts in media industries research, this major collection offers an authoritative overview of the current state of scholarship while setting out proposals for expanding, re-thinking and innovating the field. Media industries occupy a central place in modern societies, producing, circulating, and presenting the multitude of cultural forms and experiences we encounter in our daily lives. The chapters in this volume begin by outlining key conceptual and critical perspectives while also presenting original interventions to prompt new lines of inquiry. Other chapters then examine the impact of digitalization on the media industries, intersections formed between industries or across geographic territories, and the practices of doing media industries research and teaching. General ideas and arguments are illustrated through specific examples and case studies drawn from a range of media sectors, including advertising, publishing, comics, news, music, film, television, branded entertainment, live cinema experiences, social media, and music video. Making a vital and significant contribution to media research, this volume is essential reading for students and academics seeking to understand and evaluate the work of the media industries.

The Routledge Companion to Media Gender

The Routledge Companion to Media   Gender
Author: Cynthia Carter,Linda Steiner,Lisa McLaughlin
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 670
Release: 2013-12-13
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9781135076948

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The Routledge Companion to Media and Gender offers a comprehensive examination of media and gender studies, charting its histories, investigating ongoing controversies, and assessing future trends. The 59 chapters in this volume, written by leading researchers from around the world, provide scholars and students with an engaging and authoritative survey of current thinking in media and gender research. The Companion includes the following features: With each chapter addressing a distinct, concrete set of issues, the volume includes research from around the world to engage readers in a broad array of global and transnational issues and intersectional perspectives. Authors address a series of important questions that have consequences for current and future thinking in the field, including postfeminism, sexual violence, masculinity, media industries, queer identities, video games, digital policy, media activism, sexualization, docusoaps, teen drama, cosmetic surgery, media Islamophobia, sport, telenovelas, news audiences, pornography, and social and mobile media. A range of academic disciplines inform exploration of key issues around production and policymaking, representation, audience engagement, and the place of gender in media studies. The Routledge Companion to Media and Gender is an essential guide to the central ideas, concepts and debates currently shaping media and gender research.

Postcommunist Film Russia Eastern Europe and World Culture

Postcommunist Film   Russia  Eastern Europe and World Culture
Author: Lars Kristensen
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2013-02-28
Genre: Performing Arts
ISBN: 9781136475559

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A post-communist condition has arisen from the fall of the Berlin Wall and later the Soviet Empire: this book looks at how this condition has manifested itself globally in the production of post-communist film. It argues post-communism is a shared experience on a geopolitical level, unlimited by national state borders, and examines post-communist cross culturalism and global totalitarianism within film. The book examines different national cinemas and dissimilar cinematic modes - from Russian blockbuster cinema to Chinese independent cinema; from Serbian city films to revolutionary films of Mozambique - all formulated as within the postcommunist condition. It considers the postcommunist film in terms of transnational and World cinema. It covers a wide range of films from small and independent filmmaking to mainstream, popular cinema, and explains post-communist signifiers as manifested in visual culture both inside and outside former, and current, communist countries.

Narratives of Gendered Dissent in South Asian Cinemas

Narratives of Gendered Dissent in South Asian Cinemas
Author: Alka Kurian
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 195
Release: 2012
Genre: Performing Arts
ISBN: 9780415961172

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This book conducts a post-colonial, gendered investigation of women-centred South Asian films. In these films, the narrative becomes an act of political engagement and a site of feminist struggle: a map that weaves together multiple strands of subjectivity—gender, caste, race, class, religion, and colonialism. The book explores the cinematic construction of an oppositional narrative of feminist dissent with a view to elaborate a historical understanding and theorisation of the 'materiality and politics' of the everyday struggle of Indian women. The book analyzes the ways that 'cultural workers' have tended to use subversive narratives as a tool of resistance. Narratives that are political, ideological, classed, raced and gendered offer the focus of this exploration. Through strategies of disclosure and documentation of memory, personal experiences, and imaginary events shaped by the larger historical, political, and cultural contexts, these discursive texts engage in the processes of struggle against a plethora of oppression: caste, class, religion, patriarchal, sexual, and (neo)colonial. The study looks at the manner in which, through their creative and aesthetic interventions, South Asian film makers enable the articulation of an alternative gendered subjectivity as well as constitute the ground for personal and collective empowerment. Films discussed include Shyam Benegal's Nishaant, Nandita Das' Firaaq, Beate Arnestad's My Daughter the Terrorist, and Sarah Gavron's Brick Lane.