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European 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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199255719
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 2/12/2004
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 360
  • Product dimensions: 9.60 (w) x 6.70 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr Elizabeth Ezra is a Lecturer in European Film and Media at the University of Stirling. She took her PhD at Cornell University in 1992.
Her previous publications include Georges Méliès: The Birth of the Auteur (Manchester University Press, 2000), The Colonial Unconscious: Race and Culture in Interwar France (Cornell University Press, 2000).
and co-edited with Sue Harris France in Focus: Film and National Identity (Bergman, 2001).

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Table of Contents

Parrt I: Early Cinema: Introduction
Early Cinema: Introduction, Elizabeth Ezra
1. Beginnings, Alsion McMahan
2. Soviet Cinema: The Old and the New, Denise Youngblood
3. Weimar Cinema, Anton Kaes
4. Dada and Surrealist Film, Rudolf Kuenzli
5. French Cinema of the 1930s, Dudley Andrew
Part II: Post War Cinema
Post War Cinema: Introduction, Elizabeth Ezra
6. From Italian Neo-Realism to the Golden Age of Cinecittà, Peter Bondanella
7. Post-War Scandinavian Cinema, Peter Schepelern
8. The French New Wave, T. Jefferson Kline
9. From Ealing Comedy to the British New Wave, Sarah Street
10. New German Cinema, Thomas Elsaesser
Part III: New Currents
New Currents: Introduction, Elizabeth Ezra
11. The Cinéma du Look, Sue Harris
12. New Italian Cinema, Gaetana Marrone
13. Contemporary Spanish Cinema, Peter William Evans
14. East-Central European Cinema, Paul Coates
15. French Cinema of the Margins, Martine Beugnet
16. New Directions in European Cinema, John Orr
Glossary of Film Terms

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