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European Cinema : An Introduction - Jill Forbes

European Cinema

An Introduction

Paperback Published: 3rd October 2000
ISBN: 9780333752104
Number Of Pages: 216

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This book is a highly original introduction to the study of European cinema. Following a wide-ranging first part which asks whether European cinema exists and, if so, what its aesthetic, political, and economic characteristics might be, the book offers a series of fascinating and informative case studies of films from the major European film-producing countries including Britain and Russia.

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'The publication of European Cinema: An Introduction comes as a shower of rain in the desert...The editors Jill Forbes and Sarah Street and their contributors have written a text that helps to fill a yawning gap and offers an accessible, well-written and stimulating account for a wide range of readers.' - Steve Brewer, European Journal of Communication

List of Illustrationsp. vii
Acknowledgementsp. viii
Introductionp. ix
European Cinema: An Overviewp. 1
Economics and Politicsp. 3
The First World War and Afterp. 3
The 'Silent Salesman'p. 6
Pan European Cooperationp. 8
Technology and the Birth of the 'Culture Industries'p. 10
Censorship and Propagandap. 11
Protectionism and Subsidyp. 17
Modernisation and 'New Cinema'p. 21
Cinema and Televisionp. 22
Cinema and the European Unionp. 24
Ideology, Aesthetics and Stylep. 26
The Rise of National Cinemap. 26
Sound and Stylep. 29
The European Film Studiosp. 34
Hollywood, For and Against: Art Cinema and Popular Cinemap. 36
Cinema and the National Questionp. 40
Popular European Cinema: Genres and Starsp. 42
References and Suggestions for Further Reading for Part Ip. 48
Case Studies
Bronenosets Potemkin (The Battleship Potemkin)p. 53
The Lodgerp. 67
La regle du jeup. 81
Ossessionep. 95
Viridianap. 109
Alice in den Stadten (Alice in the Cites)p. 121
Carmenp. 133
Good Morning Babiloniap. 145
Das Versprechen (The Promise)p. 157
La hainep. 171
Trainspottingp. 183
Sibirskii tsiriul'nik (The Barber of Siberia)p. 195
Notes on the Contributorsp. 207
Index of Film Titlesp. 208
General Indexp. 212
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ISBN: 9780333752104
ISBN-10: 0333752104
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 216
Published: 3rd October 2000
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.6  x 1.3
Weight (kg): 0.36
Edition Number: 1