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The Cinema of Mika Kaurismäki: Transvergent Cinescapes, Emergent Identities

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Part of Intellectandrsquo;s World Film Locations series, World Film Locations: Helsinki explores the relationship between the city, cinema, and Finnish cultural history. Cinematic representations of Helsinki range from depictions of a northern periphery to a space of cosmopolitanism, from a touristic destination to a substitute for Moscow and St. Petersburg during the Cold War. The city also looks different depending on oneandrsquo;s perspective, and World Film Locations: Helsinki illustrates this complexity by providing a visual collection of cinematic views of Helsinki.

This cinematic city is a collective work where individual pieces construct a whole, and one which we, as viewers, then shape according to our perspectives. The contributors emphasize the role of the city in identity and cultural politics throughout Finnish film history and its central role as the locus for negotiating Finlandandrsquo;s globalization.

Synopsis:

Finnish director Mika Kaurismand#228;kiand#8217;s films challenge the boundaries of nations, genre formations, art and popular culture, and fiction and documentary. Synthesizing concepts from a range of thematic frameworks, including transnationalism, eco-philosophy, architectural theory, and cartography, this book provides an interdisciplinary reading of Kaurismand#228;kiand#8217;s body of work. The notion of and#8220;transvergenceand#8221;and#8212;thinking in heterogeneous and polyphonal termsand#8212;emerges as an analytical method for exploring the power of these films. Through this method, the book encourages a rethinking of transnational cinema studies in relation to many oft-debated notions such as Finnish culture, European identity, cosmopolitanism and globalization.

About the Author

Pietari Kand#228;and#228;pand#228; is a teaching fellow in cultural studies and international communications at University of Nottingham Ningbo in China.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements

Introduction: The (trans)national and the Global in Mika Kaurismand#228;kiand#8217;s Films

Chapter 1: The Aki/Mika Syndrome: Cosmopolitan Auteurism and the Search for Cinematic Stability

Chapter 2: Cross-genre: Transnational Genre Mutations

Chapter 3: Mapping Transnational Space at the Margins of the Global Metropolis: Representations of the City in Kaurismand#228;kiand#8217;s Films

Chapter 4: Post-road: Deconstructing the European Road Movie

Chapter 5: Auto-ethnography: Merging the Self and and#8216;Otherand#8217; in Brazilian Music Documentaries

Chapter 6: Post-nation: Kaurismand#228;kiand#8217;s Films in a Global Spectrum

Chapter 7: The Potential of Post-humanism: Kaurismand#228;ki and the Ecological Imagination

Chapter 8: The Polyphonality of Transvergence: The Reception of Kaurismand#228;kiand#8217;s Cinema

Conclusion: Beyond the Happy Ending

Bibliography

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Kääpä, Pietari
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Intellect Books - World Film Locations
Publication Date:
20110331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
50 color plates
Pages:
111
Dimensions:
9 x 7 x 0.5 in

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Finnish director Mika Kaurismand#228;kiand#8217;s films challenge the boundaries of nations, genre formations, art and popular culture, and fiction and documentary. Synthesizing concepts from a range of thematic frameworks, including transnationalism, eco-philosophy, architectural theory, and cartography, this book provides an interdisciplinary reading of Kaurismand#228;kiand#8217;s body of work. The notion of and#8220;transvergenceand#8221;and#8212;thinking in heterogeneous and polyphonal termsand#8212;emerges as an analytical method for exploring the power of these films. Through this method, the book encourages a rethinking of transnational cinema studies in relation to many oft-debated notions such as Finnish culture, European identity, cosmopolitanism and globalization.

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