9780859896047

Alternative Empires

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  • ISBN13:

    9780859896047

  • ISBN10:

    0859896048

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2000-04-01
  • Publisher: Univ of Exeter Pr
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Summary

This is the first book to study representations of the non-Western world in European modernist cinema. In offering new perspectives on the history of Soviet montage cinema and on the British documentary movement, it connects with the growing body of work analysing manifestations of orientalism, Eurocentrism and colonial discourse in the cinema. The book integrates theoretical discussion and textual analysis with primary source historical research, particularly into film reception. The case studies question received understandings of European film history, and offer new insights into canonical films already familiar to many readers. It is the first book length study of the subject and includes new insights into Fritz Lang's Metropolis, Eisenstein's October and the Griersonian Documentary as well as 'forgotten' films of the period. It is a useful teaching aid, with detailed analyses of films taught on most film studies courses

Author Biography

Martin Stollery is Senior Lecturer in Film Studies, Faculty of Media, Arts and Society at Southampton Institute. His other books include York Film Notes: Lawrence of Arabia (York Press, 2000) and Youssef Chahine's L'Émigré (Flicks Books, 2000). He is co-author with Roy Perkins of The British Film Editor (BFI).

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements vi
Introduction 1(6)
New Directions in European Cinema Studies
7(9)
European Modernist Cinemas and Eurocentric Modernity
16(20)
The European Cinematic Metropolis and its Others
36(23)
Montage, Modernity and Ethnicity
59(41)
Kino-eye's Global Vision
100(40)
The British Documentary Film Movement's Enlightened Imperialism
140(32)
Receptions of Empire in 1930s British Film Culture
172(31)
Contemporary Legacies
203(11)
Notes 214(33)
Bibliography 247(13)
Index 260

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