The Routledge Companion to World Cinema

The Routledge Companion to World Cinema

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The Routledge Companion to World Cinema explores and examines a global range of films and filmmakers, their movements and audiences, comparing their cultural, technological and political dynamics, identifying the impulses that constantly reshape the form and function of the cinemas of the world. Each of the forty chapters provides a survey of a topic, explaining why the issue or area is important, and critically discussing the leading views in the area. Designed as a dynamic forum for 43 world-leading scholars, this companion contains significant expertise and insight and is dedicated to challenging complacent views of hegemonic film cultures and replacing outmoded ideas about production, distribution and reception. It offers both a survey and an investigation into the condition and activity of contemporary filmmaking worldwide, often challenging long-standing categories and weighted-often politically motivated-value judgements, thereby grounding and aligning the reader in an activity of remapping which is designed to prompt more

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  • Hardback | 520 pages
  • 171 x 248 x 37mm | 1,102g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 3 Tables, black and white
  • 1138918806
  • 9781138918801

About Rob Stone

Professor Rob Stone is Chair of European Cinema and Professor of Film Studies at the University of Birmingham, where he co-directs B-Film: The Birmingham Centre for Film Studies. Paul Cooke is Centenary Chair of World Cinemas at the University of Leeds and the Director of the Centre for World Cinemas and Digital Cultures. Stephanie Dennison is Chair of Brazilian Studies and a founding member of the Centre for World Cinemas and Digital Cultures at the University of Leeds. Alex Marlow-Mann is Lecturer in Italian at the University of more

Table of contents

Introduction: The Longitude and Latitude of World Cinema Rob Stone, Paul Cooke, Stephanie Dennison and Alex Marlow-Mann Section 1: Longitude 1. The Cinematic and the Real in Contemporary Chinese Cinema Yingjin Zhang 2. Southeast Asian Independent Cinema: A World Cinema Movement Jonathan Driskell 3. Global Intimacy and Cultural Intoxication: Japanese and Korean Film in the 21st Century Felicity Gee 4. Media Refashioning: From Nollywood to New Nollywood Jeffrey Geiger 5. Framing Democracy: Film in Post-democracy South Africaã Ian-Malcolm Rijsdijk 6. Brazilian Cinema on the Global Screen Stephanie Dennison 7. Transnational filmmaking in South America Dolores Tierney 8. Connected in Another Way: Repetition, Difference and Identity in Caribbean Cinema Dunja Fehimovic 9. Women's (R)evolutions in Mexican Cinema Niamh Thornton 10. Popular Cinema/Quality Television: The Audiovisual Sector in Spain Paul Julian Smith 11. Contemporary Scandinavian Cinema between Art and Commerce Olof Hedling 12. British Cinemas: Critical and Historical Debates James Chapman 13. Developments in Eastern European Cinemas since 1989 Elzbieta Ostrowska & Joanna Rydzewska 14. Cinema at the Edges of the European Union: New Dynamics in the South and the East Lydia Papadimitriou 15. The Non/Industries of Film and the Palestinian Emergent Film Economy Viviane Saglier 16. Locations and Narrative Reorientations in Arab Cinemas/World Cinema Anne Ciecko 17. The Forking Paths of Indian Cinema: Revisiting Hindi Films through Their Regional Networks Madhuja Mukherjee 18. American Indie Film and International Art Cinema: Points of Distinction and Overlap Geoff King 19. Canadian Cinema(s) Christopher E. Gittings 20. Conventions, Preventions and Interventions: Australasian Cinema since the 1970s Jonathan Rayner Section 2: Latitude 21. Cinemas of Citizens and Cinemas of Sentiment: World Cinema in Flux Rob Stone 22. Transworld Cinemas: Film-Philosophies for World Cinemas' Engagement with World History David Martin-Jones 23. Transnational Cinema: Mapping a Field of Study Deborah Shaw 24. "Soft Power" and Shifting Patterns of Influence in Global Film Culture Paul Cooke 25. Realist Cinema as World Cinema Lucia Nagib 26. Regional Cinema: Micro-Mapping and Glocalisation Alex Marlow-Mann 27. Global Women's Cinema Kate Ince 28. Provincialising Heterosexuality: Queer Style, World Cinema Rosalind Galt & Karl Schoonover 29. Stars across Borders: The Vexed Question of Stars' Exportability Ginette Vincendeau 30. Film Fusions: the Cult Film in World Cinema Mark Goodall 31. Perpetual Motion Pictures: Sisyphean Burden and the Global Screen Franchise James Walters 32. Screening World Cinema at Film Festivals: Festivalisation and (Staged) Authenticity Marijke de Valck 33. Cinephilia Goes Global: Loving Cinema in the Post-cinematic Age Belen Vidal 34. Another (Hi)story?: Re-investigating the Relationship between Cinema and History Vito Zagarrio 35. Archival Cinema Paolo Cherchi Usai 36. Digital Cinemas Sean Cubitt 37. Access and Power: Film Distribution, Re-intermediation and Piracy Virginia Crisp 38. The Emerging Global Screen Ecology of Social Media Entertainment Stuart Cunningham & David Craig 39. Remapping World Cinema through Audience Research Huw Jones 40. Eyes on the Future: World Cinema and Transnational Capacity Building Mette Hjort Indexshow more