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World on Film : An Introduction

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9781405139793

ISBN10:
140513979X
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Pub. Date:
2/22/2010
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Wiley-Blackwell
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This uniquely engaging and lively textbook provides a comprehensive introduction to international film, from the golden age of European cinema to the contemporary blockbusters of India and Asia, and the post World War II emergence of global film culture. Offers an overview of film culture in European countries such as France, Sweden and Spain, as well as Africa, Hong Kong, China, and India, in a clear and conversational style to engage the student reader Provides a detailed exploration of the impact of globalization on international cinemaAddresses the differences in visual and narrative strategies between Hollywood-influenced movies and international cinemaHighlights key words within the text and provides a comprehensive glossary of critical vocabulary for film studies Includes over 80 film stills throughout the text, and a comprehensive companion website with a 'troubleshooting guide' for instructors that includes suggested syllabiEach chapter includes in-depth case studies of individual films and directors, cultural and historical context, selected filmographies, and ideas for projects, essays, and further research

Author Biography

Martha P. Nochimson  is currently an Associate Editor for Cineaste Magazine. She has taught in the Department of Film and Television at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University, and at Mercy College, where she developed and chaired a program in Film Studies, and is the author of many books, including her internationally acclaimed studies The Passion of David Lynch:  Wild at Heart in Hollywood (1997), and  Dying to Belong:  Gangster Movies in Hollywood and Hong Kong  (Wiley-Blackwell, 2007). Further information is available at her website www.marthapnochimson.com.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
How to Use This Book
Nations Make Movies
Introduction: Other Languages, Other Stories
The Point, So Far
Talking about International Film
National Film Cultures
Questions in the Chapters
Summary
For Further Thought
Projects
Further Reading
France: French Revolutions at the Movies
The Movies Are Born in France
CASE STUDY: JEAN RENOIR
Renoirs Peers and the Golden Age of French Cinema
For Further Thought
Projects
The Fourth and Fifth Republics and the Prologue to the New Wave
The New Wave
Case Study: Jean-Luc Godard
Beyond the New Wave
For Further Thought: Dogme 95
Mini Research Mission
Projects
Further Reading
Russia: Utopia and Dystopia
The Russian Revolution and the Golden Age of Soviet Cinema
Stalinism and the Ebb and Resurgence of Soviet Cinema
For Further Thought
Projects
New Freedoms
Case Study: Andrei Tarkovsky
Post-Soviet Cinema
Mini Research Mission
For Further Thought
Projects
Further Reading
Germany: From Darkness Toward Light
Early History
For Further Thought
Projects
Nazi Cinema and Beyond
Case Study: Werner Herzog
New German Cinema and the International Community
Mini Research Mission
For Further Thought: East German Cinema
Projects
Further Reading
Italy: The Myth of History, Neorealism, and Beyond
Italian Cinema and the Risorgimento
The Evolution of Neorealism
For Further Thought
Projects
Case Study: Federico Fellini
Debating Italian Postwar Recovery
Mini Research Mission
For Further Thinking
Projects
Further Reading
Japan:
Screening Modernism and Feudalism
Early Film in Japan
Meiji Era and Taisho Era Japanese Cinema
Film During the Showa Era
Case Study: Akira Kurosawa
For Further Thought
Projects
The New Wave and Beyond
Mini Research Mission
For Further Thought
Projects
Further Reading
India: Cinema of Composition and Contradiction
Film in Colonial India
Early Postcolonial Indian Film
For Further Thought
Projects
Bollywood Takes Charge
Case Study: Amitabh Bachchan
Bollywood and Parallel Cinema
Mini Research Mission
For Further Thought
Projects
Further Reading
Moviemaking In The Global Village
Introduction: They Do It Their Way
When Is a Film Foreign?
Reading Movies in the Global Village
Culture under a Microscope: A Modern Muddle or a New Mirror?
Mini Research Mission
For Further Thought
Projects
Further Reading
Spain: Luis Buńuel, Playing with Ideas
The Arc of Buńuels Career
Conclusion
Mini Research Mission
For Further Thought
Projects
Further Reading
Sweden: Ingmar Bergman, Being and Nothingness
The Arc of Bergman's Career
Conclusion
Mini Research Mission
For Further Thought
Projects
Further Reading
Hong Kong: Wong Kar-wai, Now You See It
The Arc of Wongs Career
Conclusion
Mini Research Mission
For Further Thought
Projects
Further Reading
Senegal: Ousmane Sembčne, Postcolonial Pioneer
The Arc of Sembčnes Career
Conclusion
Mini Research Mission
For Further Thought
Projects
Further Reading
Mainland China: Jia Zhangke, Freedom and the Sixth Generation
The Arc of Jias Career
Conclusion
Mini Research Mission
For Further Thought
Projects
Further Reading
Glossary
Index
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