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European CinemaEuropean Cinema is the first book to provide overviews of key movements in European film history, from the inception of the medium in 1895 to the present. The book includes accessible introductions to traditions as diverse as early Soviet cinema, German Expressionism, Surrealism, Italian Neorealism, the French New Wave, Ealing Comedy, East-Central European cinema, Contemporary Spanish cinema, and much more….

European Cinema ReaderThe European Cinema Reader is a comprehensive introduction to the theory and practice of national cinemas in Europe, bringing together classic writings by key filmmakers such as Sergei Eisenstein, Luis Buñuel and John Grierson, and critics from Andre Bazin to Peter Wollen. Contributors explore attempts to define European film culture and examine key issues of auteurism and the art house film, national cinemas, the relationship between European film and Hollywood, and issues of funding and distr…

European Cinema Posters (CL52232)Films have always challenged and inspired grahic designers, illustrators and photographers to showcase their movies in the most unique way….

European Cinemas, European Societies: 1939-1990 (Studies in Film, Television, and the Media)Through the Second World War and its aftermath, from economic boom to industrial decline, Europeans have faced similar changes in politics and their outlook on life. But even on the eve of the formation of a single European community, their cultural backgrounds are far from unified. In European Cinemas, European Societies Pierre Sorlin looks at the way the nations of Europe have expressed their cultural individuality in film. For instance, why do French films have such a distinctive style, dif…

The New European Cinema: Redrawing the Map (Film and Culture Series)New European Cinema offers a compelling response to the changing cultural shapes of Europe, charting political, aesthetic, and historical developments through innovative readings of some of the most popular and influential European films of the 1990s. Made around the time of the revolutions of 1989 but set in post-World War II Europe, these films grapple with the reunification of Germany, the disintegration of the Balkans, and a growing sense of historical loss and disenchantment felt across the…

The BFI Companion to Eastern European and Russian CinemaThis work maps the rich, varied cinema of Eastern Europe, Russia and the former USSR. Over 200 entries cover a varitey of topics spanning a century of endeavour and turbulent history from Czech animation to Soviet montage. It includes entries on actors and directors and key figures like Eisenstein….

East, West and Centre: Reframing post-1989 European CinemaTwenty-five years have passed since the fall of the Berlin Wall and the end of communism in Eastern Europe, and ten years have passed since the first formerly communist states entered the EU. An entire post-Wall generation has now entered adulthood, yet scholarship on European cinema still tends to divide the continent along the old Cold War lines.In East, West and Centre the world’s leading scholars in the field assemble to consider the ways in which notions such as East and West, national and …

Screening Modernism: European Art Cinema, 1950-1980 (Cinema and Modernity)Casting fresh light on the renowned productions of auteurs like Antonioni, Fellini, and Bresson and drawing out from the shadows a range of important but lesser-known works, Screening Modernism is the first comprehensive study of European art cinema’s postwar heyday.Spanning from the 1950s to the 1970s, András Bálint Kovács’s encyclopedic work argues that cinematic modernism was not a unified movement with a handful of styles and themes but rather a stunning range of variations on the cor…

Euro Horror: Classic European Horror Cinema in Contemporary American Culture (New Directions in National Cinemas)Beginning in the 1950s, “Euro Horror” movies materialized in astonishing numbers from Italy, Spain, and France and popped up in the US at rural drive-ins and urban grindhouse theaters such as those that once dotted New York’s Times Square. Gorier, sexier, and stranger than most American horror films of the time, they were embraced by hardcore fans and denounced by critics as the worst kind of cinematic trash. In this volume, Olney explores some of the most popular genres of Euro Horror cinema―…

Mythopoetic Cinema: On the Ruins of European IdentityIn Mythpoetic Cinema, Kriss Ravetto-Biagioli explores how contemporary European filmmakers treat mythopoetics as a critical practice that questions the constant need to provide new identities, a new Europe, and with it a new European cinema after the fall of the Soviet Union. Mythopoetic cinema questions the perpetual branding of movements, ideas, and individuals. Examining the work of Jean-Luc Godard, Alexander Sokurov, Marina Abramovic, and Theodoros Angelopoulos, Ravetto-Biagioli argues that …