New Punk Cinema

New Punk Cinema

by Nicholas Rombes
     
 

New Punk Cinema is the first book to examine a new breed of film that is indebted to the punk spirit of experimentation, do-it-yourself ethos, and an uneasy, often defiant relationship with the mainstream. An array of established and emerging scholars trace and map the contours of new punk cinema, from its roots in neorealism and the French New Wave, to its

Overview

New Punk Cinema is the first book to examine a new breed of film that is indebted to the punk spirit of experimentation, do-it-yourself ethos, and an uneasy, often defiant relationship with the mainstream. An array of established and emerging scholars trace and map the contours of new punk cinema, from its roots in neorealism and the French New Wave, to its flowering in the work of Lars von Trier and the Dogma 95 movement. Subsequent chapters explore the potentially democratic and even anarchic forces of digital filmmaking, the influences of hypertext and other new media, the increased role of the viewer in arranging and manipulating the chronology of a film, and the role of new punk cinema in plotting a course beyond the postmodern. The book examines a range of films, including The Blair Witch Project, Time Code, Run Lola Run, Memento, The Celebration, Gummo, and Requiem for a Dream.New Punk Cinema is ideal for classroom use at the undergraduate and graduate levels, as well as for film scholars int

Editorial Reviews

Senses of Cinema
...[T]he films in New Punk Cinema...ultimately deserve the attention of this important collection and future critical work.

— Claire Perkins

Senses of Cinema - Claire Perkins
...[T]he films in New Punk Cinema...ultimately deserve the attention of this important collection and future critical work.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780748620340
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
Publication date:
05/28/2006
Series:
Traditions in World Cinema Series
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Meet the Author

Nicholas Rombes is Associate Professor of English at the University of Detroit Mercy

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