German National Cinema

Author: Sabine Hake
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136020543
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German National Cinema is the first comprehensive history of German film from its origins to the present. In this new edition, Sabine Hake discusses film-making in economic, political, social, and cultural terms, and considers the contribution of Germany's most popular films to changing definitions of genre, authorship, and film form. The book traces the central role of cinema in the nation’s turbulent history from the Wilhelmine Empire to the Berlin Republic, with special attention paid to the competing demands of film as art, entertainment, and propaganda. Hake also explores the centrality of genre films and the star system to the development of a filmic imaginary. This fully revised and updated new edition will be required reading for everyone interested in German film and the history of modern Germany.

German National Cinema

Author: Sabine Hake
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0415420970
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The author traces German film's relationship with other national cinemas and popular culture as a whole, and focuses on key themes including genre, audiences and stars.

German National Cinema

Author: Sabine Hake
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415089029
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"German National Cinema is the first comprehensive account in English of German cinema from its origins to the present. From The Cabinet of Dr Caligari to Run Lola Run, Sabine Hake examines a range of films in relation to the social, political, economic and technological events surrounding them." "Hake assesses the work of directors such as Fritz Lang and Rainer Werner Fassbinder, and stars like Marlene Dietrich and Louis Brooks. From the Wilhelmine Empire to post-reunification, she traces the artistic currents, technological innovations, and social-transformations which defined each era of German film and shows how a highly-politicised cinema often produced surprisingly apolitical films. Embracing popular traditions and other cultural legacies such as music, literature and prominent art movements like Expressionism, she explores the competing definitions of German cinema as art cinema, quality entertainment, political propaganda and rival of Hollywood."--BOOK JACKET.

British National Cinema

Author: Sarah Street
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415067362
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The first substantial overview of the British film industry with emphasis on its genres, stars, and socioeconomic context, British National Cinema by Sarah Street is an important title in Routledge's new National Cinemas series. British National Cinema synthesizes years of scholarship on British film while incorporating the author' fresh perspective and research. Street divides the study of British cinema into four sections: the relation between the film industry and government; specific film genres; movie stars; and experimental cinema. In addition, this beautifully illustrated volume includes over thirty stills from every sphere of British cinema. British National Cinema will be of great interest to film students and theorists as well as the general reader interested in the fascinating scope of British film.

Chinese National Cinema

Author: Yingjin Zhang
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415172899
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This introduction to Chinese national cinema covers three 'Chinas': mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. Historical and comparative perspectives bring out the parallel developments in these three Chinas, while critical analysis explores thematic and stylistic changes over time. As well as exploring artistic achievements and ideological debates, Yingjin Zhang examines how - despite the pressures placed on the industry from state control and rigid censorship - Chinese national cinema remains incapable of projecting a single unified picture, but rather portrays many different Chinas.

A New History of German Cinema

Author: Jennifer M. Kapczynski
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer
ISBN: 1571135952
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A dynamic, event-centered exploration of the hundred-year history of German-language film.

Hollywood Behind the Wall

Author: Daniela Berghahn
Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 9780719061721
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This book is a representative history of East German film culture from 1946 to the present, examining both DEFA's celebrated classics and the most acclaimed post-unification feature films by East German directors. As Berghahn shows, East German cinema occupies an ambivalent position between German national cinema on the one hand and East European and Soviet cinema on the other. It includes a wide-ranging exploration of post-unification cinema from East Germany, including cult films such as Sun Alley and Goodbye, Lenin! and provides contextualized readings of twenty significant films, referencing one hundred and ninety East German films in total, along with numerous West German and East European classics.

Cinema and Nation

Author: Mette Hjort
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415208635
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Cinema and Nation considers the ways in which film production and reception are shaped by ideas of national belonging and examines the implications of globalisation for the concept of national cinema.

Film Music in Minor National Cinemas

Author: Germán Gil-Curiel
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1628929839
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Taking its cue from Deleuze's definition of minor cinema as one which engages in a creative act of becoming, this collection explores the multifarious ways that music has been used in the cinemas of various countries in Australasia, Africa, Latin America and even in Europe that have hitherto received little attention. The authors consider such film music with a focus on the role it has played creating, problematizing, and sometimes contesting, the nation. Film Music in 'Minor' National Cinemas addresses the relationships between film music and the national cinemas beyond Hollywood and the European countries that comprise most of the literature in the field. Broad in scope, it includes chapters that analyze the contribution of specific composers and songwriters to their national cinemas, and the way music works in films dealing with national narratives or issues; the role of music in the shaping of national stars and specific use of genres; audience reception of films on national music traditions; and the use of music in emerging digital video industries.

Spanish National Cinema

Author: Núria Triana-Toribio
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135124876
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This study examines the discourses of nationalism as they intersected or clashed with Spanish film production from its inception to the present. While the book addresses the discourses around filmmakers such as Almodóvar and Medem, whose work has achieved international recognition, Spanish National Cinema is particularly novel in its treatment of a whole range of popular cinema rarely touched on in studies of Spanish cinema. Using accounts of films, popular film magazines and documents not readily available to an English-speaking audience, as well as case studies focusing on the key issues of each epoch, this volume illuminates the complex and changing relationship between cinema and Spanish national identity.