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German National Cinema

German National Cinema Author Sabine Hake
ISBN-10 9781136020544
Release 2013-01-11
Pages 288
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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.

British National Cinema

British National Cinema Author Sarah Street
ISBN-10 0415067367
Release 1997
Pages 232
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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

Chinese National Cinema Author Yingjin Zhang
ISBN-10 0415172896
Release 2004
Pages 328
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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

A New History of German Cinema Author Jennifer M. Kapczynski
ISBN-10 9781571135957
Release 2014-01-03
Pages 673
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A dynamic, event-centered exploration of the hundred-year history of German-language film.

Hollywood Behind the Wall

Hollywood Behind the Wall Author Daniela Berghahn
ISBN-10 0719061725
Release 2005-07-15
Pages 294
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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.

Film Music in Minor National Cinemas

Film Music in  Minor  National Cinemas Author Germán Gil-Curiel
ISBN-10 9781628929836
Release 2016-02-25
Pages 264
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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

Spanish National Cinema Author Núria Triana-Toribio
ISBN-10 9781135124878
Release 2012-11-12
Pages 224
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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.

A Critical History of German Film

A Critical History of German Film Author Stephen Brockmann
ISBN-10 9781571134684
Release 2010
Pages 522
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A historical survey of German films as works of art from the beginnings to the present, suitable for classroom use.

Popular Cinema of the Third Reich

Popular Cinema of the Third Reich Author Sabine Hake
ISBN-10 9780292779228
Release 2010-01-01
Pages 288
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Too often dismissed as escapist entertainment or vilified as mass manipulation, popular cinema in the Third Reich was in fact sustained by well-established generic conventions, cultural traditions, aesthetic sensibilities, social practices, and a highly developed star system—not unlike its Hollywood counterpart in the 1930s. This pathfinding study contributes to the ongoing reassessment of Third Reich cinema by examining it as a social, cultural, economic, and political practice that often conflicted with, contradicted, and compromised the intentions of the Propaganda Ministry. Nevertheless, by providing the illusion of a public sphere presumably free of politics, popular cinema helped to sustain the Nazi regime, especially during the war years. Rather than examining Third Reich cinema through overdetermined categories such as propaganda, ideology, or fascist aesthetics, Sabine Hake concentrates on the constituent elements shared by most popular cinemas: famous stars, directors, and studios; movie audiences and exhibition practices; popular genres and new trends in set design; the reception of foreign films; the role of film criticism; and the representation of women. She pays special attention to the forced coordination of the industry in 1933, the changing demands on cinema during the war years, and the various ways of coming to terms with these filmic legacies after the war. Throughout, Hake's findings underscore the continuities among Weimar, Third Reich, and post-1945 West German cinema. They also emphasize the codevelopment of German and other national cinemas, especially the dominant Hollywood model.

Cinema and Nation

Cinema and Nation Author Mette Hjort
ISBN-10 0415208637
Release 2000
Pages 332
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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 and Nationalism

Film and Nationalism Author Alan Williams
ISBN-10 0813530407
Release 2002
Pages 261
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From the medium's inception, films have defined and reinforced the core values and social structures of countries. They have also helped define - socially and culturally - what is to be considered outside the nation and what it is to be shunned. This text examines the ways in which cinema has been considered an arena of conflict and interaction between nations and nationhood.

Cinema and Nation

Cinema and Nation Author Associate Professor of English Mette Hjort
ISBN-10 9781134618842
Release 2005-08-18
Pages 352
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Ideas of national identity, nationalism and transnationalism are now a central feature of contemporary film studies, as well as primary concerns for film-makers themselves. Embracing a range of national cinemas including Scotland, Poland, France, Turkey, Indonesia, India, Germany and America, 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. In the first three Parts, contributors explore sociological approaches to nationalism, challenge the established definitions of 'national cinema', and consider the ways in which states - from the old Soviet Union to contemporary Scotland - aim to create a national culture through cinema. The final two Parts address the diverse strategies involved in the production of national cinema and consider how images of the nation are used and understood by audiences both at home and abroad.

European Identity in Cinema

European Identity in Cinema Author Wendy Ellen Everett
ISBN-10 9781841509167
Release 2005
Pages 119
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"While the book's critical essays offer keen insight into the complex identities of European cinema, its combination of breadth and detail, and its interdisciplinary focus and background ensure its wider relevance to anyone interested in questions of contemporary culture and European affairs in general. Its stylistic clarity and freedom from jargon make it readable and accessible."--Jacket.

Weimar Cinema and After

Weimar Cinema and After Author Thomas Elsaesser
ISBN-10 9781135078591
Release 2013-04-15
Pages 480
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German cinema of the 1920s is still regarded as one of the 'golden ages' of world cinema. Films such as The Cabinet of Dr Caligari, Dr Mabuse the Gambler, Nosferatu, Metropolis, Pandora's Box and The Blue Angel have long been canonised as classics, but they are also among the key films defining an image of Germany as a nation uneasy with itself. The work of directors like Fritz Lang, F.W. Murnau and G.W. Pabst, which having apparently announced the horrors of fascism, while testifying to the traumas of a defeated nation, still casts a long shadow over cinema in Germany, leaving film history and political history permanently intertwined. Weimar Cinema and After offers a fresh perspective on this most 'national' of national cinemas, re-evaluating the arguments which view genres and movements such as 'films of the fantastic', 'Nazi Cinema', 'film noir' and 'New German Cinema' as typically German contributions to twentieth century visual culture. Thomas Elsaesser questions conventional readings which link these genres to romanticism and expressionism, and offers new approaches to analysing the function of national cinema in an advanced 'culture industry' and in a Germany constantly reinventing itself both geographically and politically. Elsaesser argues that German cinema's significance lies less in its ability to promote democracy or predict fascism than in its contribution to the creation of a community sharing a 'historical imaginary' rather than a 'national identity'. In this respect, he argues, German cinema anticipated some of the problems facing contemporary nations in reconstituting their identities by means of media images, memory, and invented traditions.

The German Cinema Book

The German Cinema Book Author Tim Bergfelder
ISBN-10 1844575314
Release 2019-05-30
Pages 320
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The German Cinema Book has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The German Cinema Book also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The German Cinema Book book for free.

East German Cinema

East German Cinema Author S. Heiduschke
ISBN-10 1137322306
Release 2013-10-10
Pages 196
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East Germany's film monopoly, Deutsche Film-Aktiengesellschaft, produced a films ranging beyond simple propaganda to westerns, musicals, and children's films, among others. This book equips scholars with the historical background to understand East German cinema and guides the readers through the DEFA archive via examinations of twelve films.

Herr Lubitsch Goes to Hollywood

Herr Lubitsch Goes to Hollywood Author Kristin Thompson
ISBN-10 9789053567081
Release 2005
Pages 154
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The first study by an acclaimed American scholar of the artistic interdependencies between the German and the Hollywood cinema in the 1920s.