European Cinema and Intertextuality: History, Memory and Politics

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European Cinema and Intertextuality offers an original and up-to-date approach to the representation of history through film. It provides an interpretation of a number of feature films representing crucial events and personalities from European history in the twentieth century. This includes the Second World War, Armenian Genocide, anti-Semitic attacks in Poland after the Second World War, European terrorism of the 1970s, and the end of communism. Films discussed include √Čloge de l'amour and Passion by ...

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Overview

European Cinema and Intertextuality offers an original and up-to-date approach to the representation of history through film. It provides an interpretation of a number of feature films representing crucial events and personalities from European history in the twentieth century. This includes the Second World War, Armenian Genocide, anti-Semitic attacks in Poland after the Second World War, European terrorism of the 1970s, and the end of communism. Films discussed include √Čloge de l'amour and Passion by Jean-Luc Godard, Ararat by Atom Egoyan, The Baader Meinhof Complex by Uli Edel, Moonlighting by Jerzy Skolimowski, 12:08 East of Bucharest by Corneliu Porumboiu and Kawasaki Rose by Jan Hrebejk.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780230579545
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 8/16/2011
  • Pages: 296
  • Product dimensions: 5.70 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

EWA MAZIERSKA is Professor of Contemporary Cinema at the University of Central Lancashire, UK. She has published over ten monographs and edited collections, including Nabokov's Cinematic Afterlife (2011), Jerzy Skolimowski: The Cinema of a Nonconformist (2010) and, with Laura Rascaroli, Crossing New Europe: The European Road Movie (2006). She is Associate Editor of Studies in Eastern European Cinema.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
List of Illustrations
Introduction: Is the Past a Foreign Country?
The Burden of the Past and the Lightness of the Present: Dealing with Historic Trauma through Film
Our Hitler: New Representations of Hitler in European Films
A Clear Dividing Line?: Cinematic Representations of German, Italian and Irish Terrorism
From Socialist Realism to Postmodernism: Polish Martial Law of 1981 in Polish and Foreign Films
Good-bye Lenin! or Not: Cinematic Representations of the End of Communism
Twists of Fate: Secret Agents, Communist Collaborators and Secret Files in German, Polish and Czech films
Works Cited
Index

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