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Ranging from pre-1930s Europe to contemporary "Bollywood" musicals, this extensive guide to international film covers areas as diverse as New German, Australian, Indian, and South American cinema. A team of international contributors explains the key arguments and debates involved in the study of world cinema and also provides an overview of the avant-garde, the documentary, and recent technological developments. Featuring illustrations throughout, further reading recommendations, and chapter summaries, World Cinema: Critical Approaches serves as an exceptional text for courses in film and media studies.

Synopsis:

Ranging from pre-1930s Europe to contemporary "Bollywood" musicals, this extensive guide to world cinema offers contributions from international experts and covers areas as diverse as New German, Indian, and South American cinema. Emphasizing critical concepts, methods, and debates, it outlines the most recent issues in the field and discusses significant topics such as genre and the impact of technological developments.

About the Author

John Hill is Senior Lecturer at the Department of Media and Performance Studies at the University of Ulster at Coleraine

Pamela Church Gibson is a Senior Lecturer in Contextual and Cultural Studies at the London College of Fashion, a constituent college of the London Institute

CONSULTANT EDITORS

Richard Dyer is Professor of Film Studies at the University of Warwick

E. Ann Kaplan teaches in the Department of English at the Humanities Institute at Stony Brook, New York

Paul Willemen is Professor, Department of Media Studies, Napier University, Edinburgh

Table of Contents

REDEFINING CINEMA: INTERNATIONAL AND AVANT-GARDE ALTERNATIVES

1. Concepts of National Cinema, Stephen Crofts

2. Modernism and the Avante-Gardes, Murray Smith

3. Realism, Modernism, and Post-Colonial, Ashish Rajadhyaksha

REDEFINING CINEMA: OTHER GENRES

4. The Documentary Film, John Izod and Richard Kilborn

5. The Animated Film, Michael O'Pray

EUROPEAN CINEMA

6. Issues in European Cinema, Ginette Vincendeau

CASE-STUDIES: MOVEMENTS, MOMENTS, AND FILMMAKERS

7. The Avant-Gardes and European Cinema before 1930, Ian Christie

8. Italian Post-War Cinema and Neo-Realism, Simona Monticelli

9. The French Nouvelle Vague, Jill Forbes

10. New German Cinema, Ulrike Sieglohr

11. East-Central European Cinema, Daniel J. Goulding

12. European Film Policy and the Response to Hollywood, Armand Mattelart

13. Directors and Stars: (a) Jean Renoir, by Keith Reader; (b) Ingmar Bergman, by Chris Darke; (c) Chantal Akerman, by Cathy Fowler; (d) Pedro Almodóvar, by José Arroyo; (e) Luc Besson, by Susan Hayward; (f) Brigitte Bardot: A Star Case Study, by Ginette Vincendeau

ANGLOPHONE NATIONAL CINEMAS

CASE-STUDIES

14. British Cinema, Andrew Higson

15. Ireland and Cinema, Martin McLoone

16. Australian Cinema, Elizabeth Jacka

17. Canadian Cinema, Will Straw

WORLD CINEMA

18. Issues in World Cinema, Wimal Dissanayake

CASE-STUDIES: CINEMAS OF THE WORLD

19. Indian Cinema, Ashish Rajadhyaksha

Reading: `Popular Hindi Cinema', Rosie Thomas

20. Chinese Cinema, Berenice Reynaud

21 (a). Hong Kong Cinema: Discovery and Pre-Discovery, Stephen Teo

21 (b). China, and 1997, N. K. Leung

22. Taiwanese New Cinema, Kuan-Hsing Chen

23. Japanese Cinema, Freda Freiberg

24. African Cinema, N. Frank Ukadike

Reading: Hyenas, Richard Porton

25. South American Cinema, Julianne Burton-Carvajal

FILM IN A CHANGING AGE

26. Film and Changing Technologies, Laura Kipnis

27. Film and Television, John Hill

Product Details

ISBN:
9780198742821
Editor:
Hill, John
Editor:
Gibson, Pamela Church
Editor:
Hill, John
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Gibson, Pamela Church
Editor:
Dyer, Richard
Author:
Gibson, Pamela Church
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Dyer, Richard
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null, Pamela Church
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null, Paul
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Kaplan, E. Ann
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null, E. Ann
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Hill, John
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null, John
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Willemen, Paul
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Location:
Oxford ;
Subject:
Film - History & Criticism
Subject:
Motion pictures
Subject:
Film & Video - History & Criticism
Subject:
Film & Video - Reference
Subject:
Communication | Film
Subject:
Television Studies
Subject:
Communication | Film and Television Studies
Subject:
Communication | Film & Television Studies
Subject:
Film and Television-History and Criticism
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographies and index.
Series Volume:
3147-121
Publication Date:
20000231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
29 illus.
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
7.400 x 9.600 in 1.094 lb

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