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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….

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―…

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 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…

European Cinema: Face to Face with Hollywood (Film Culture in Transition)Has European cinema, in the age of globalization, lost contact not only with the world at large, but with its own audiences? Between the thriving festival circuit and the obligatory late-night television slot, is there still a public or a public sphere for European films? Can the cinema be the appropriate medium for a multicultural Europe and its migrating multitudes?  Is there a division of representational labor, with Hollywood providing stars and spectacle, the Asian countries exotic color a…

The Demons of Modernity: Ingmar Bergman and European Cinema Ingmar Bergman’s films had a very broad and rich relationship with the rest of European cinema, contrary to the myth that Bergman was a peripheral figure, culturally and aesthetically isolated from the rest of Europe. This book contends that he should be put at the very center of European film history by chronologically comparing Bergman’s relationship to key European directors such as Carl Theodor Dreyer, Jean-Luc Godard, Michelangelo Antonioni, and Andrei Tarkovsky, and also looks at Bergman…

Camera Historica: The Century in Cinema (European Perspectives: A Series in Social Thought and Cultural Criticism)Antoine de Baecque proposes a new historiography of cinema, exploring film as a visual archive of the twentieth century, as well as history’s imprint on the cinematic image. Whether portraying events that occurred in the past or stories unfolding before their eyes, certain twentieth-century filmmakers used a particular mise-en-scène to give form to history, becoming in the process historians themselves. Historical events, in turn, irrupted into cinema. This double movement, which de Baecque ter…

European Art Cinema (Routledge Film Guidebooks)European art cinema includes some of the most famous films in cinema history. It is elite filmmaking that stands in direct opposition to popular cinema; and yet, it also has an intimate relationship with Hollywood. This guidebook sketches successive phases of art cinema in Europe from its early beginnings of putting Shakespeare’s plays on the screen, through movements such as Expressionism and Surrealism, to the New Waves of the 1960s and more recent incarnations like Dogme 95. Using film exa…

Religion in Contemporary European Cinema: The Postsecular Constellation (Routledge Studies in Religion and Film)The religious landscape in Europe is changing dramatically. While the authority of institutional religion has weakened, a growing number of people now desire individualized religious and spiritual experiences, finding the self-complacency of secularism unfulfilling. The “crisis of religion” is itself a form of religious life. A sense of complex, subterraneous interaction between religious, heterodox, secular and atheistic experiences has thus emerged, which makes the phenomenon all the more fasc…