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Crossing New Europe: Postmodern Travel and the European Road Movie
     

Crossing New Europe: Postmodern Travel and the European Road Movie

by Ewa Mazierska, Laura Rascaroli
 

Although a long-established and influential genre, this is the first comprehensive study of the European road cinema. Crossing New Europe investigates this tradition, its relationship with the American road movie and its aesthetic forms. This movement examines such crucial issues as individual and national identity crises, and phenomena such as displacement,

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Although a long-established and influential genre, this is the first comprehensive study of the European road cinema. Crossing New Europe investigates this tradition, its relationship with the American road movie and its aesthetic forms. This movement examines such crucial issues as individual and national identity crises, and phenomena such as displacement, diaspora, exile, migration, nomadism, and tourism in postmodern, post-Berlin Wall Europe. Drawing on the work of Said, Hall, Shields, Urry, Bauman, Deleuze and Guattari and other critical theorists, Crossing New Europe adopts a broad interpretation of "Europe" and discusses directors and films who have long been associated with the road movie, such as Wim Wenders (Alice in the Cities, Lisbon Story) and Aki Kaurismäki (Leningrad Cowboys Go America!), and other more recent contributions such as Run Lola Run, Dear Diary and The Last Resort.

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ISBN-13:
9781904764687
Publisher:
Wallflower Press
Publication date:
09/11/2006
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Ewa Mazierska is Senior Lecturer in Film and Media Studies at the University of Central Lancashire. Laura Rascaroli is Toyota Lecturer in Film and Media Studies at the National University of Ireland, Cork. They are co-authors of The Cinema of Nanni Moretti: Dreams and Diaries (Wallflower Press, 2004).

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