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Ranging from pre-1930s Europe to contemporary "Bollywood" musicals, this extensive guide to international film covers areas as diverse as New German, Australian, Indian, and South American cinema. A team of international contributors explains the key arguments and debates involved in the study of world cinema and also provides an overview of the avant-garde, the documentary, and recent technological developments. Featuring illustrations throughout, further reading recommendations, and chapter summaries, World Cinema: Critical Approaches serves as an exceptional text for courses in film and media studies.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780198742821
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 2/17/2000
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 9.60 (w) x 7.40 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

John Hill is Senior Lecturer at the Department of Media and Performance Studies at the University of Ulster at Coleraine

Pamela Church Gibson is a Senior Lecturer in Contextual and Cultural Studies at the London College of Fashion, a constituent college of the London Institute


Richard Dyer is Professor of Film Studies at the University of Warwick

E. Ann Kaplan teaches in the Department of English at the Humanities Institute at Stony Brook, New York

Paul Willemen is Professor, Department of Media Studies, Napier University, Edinburgh

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Table of Contents

1. Concepts of National Cinema, Stephen Crofts
2. Modernism and the Avante-Gardes, Murray Smith
3. Realism, Modernism, and Post-Colonial, Ashish Rajadhyaksha
4. The Documentary Film, John Izod & Richard Kilborn
5. The Animated Film, Michael O'Pray
6. Issues in European Cinema, Ginette Vincendeau
7. The Avant-Gardes and European Cinema before 1930, Ian Christie
8. Italian Post-War Cinema and Neo-Realism, Simona Monticelli
9. The French Nouvelle Vague, Jill Forbes
10. New German Cinema, Ulrike Sieglohr
11. East-Central European Cinema, Daniel J. Goulding
12. European Film Policy and the Response to Hollywood, Armand Mattelart
13. Directors and Stars: (a) Jean Renoir, by Keith Reader; (b) Ingmar Bergman, by Chris Darke; (c) Chantal Akerman, by Cathy Fowler; (d) Pedro Almodóvar, by José Arroyo; (e) Luc Besson, by Susan Hayward; (f) Brigitte Bardot: A Star Case Study, by Ginette Vincendeau
14. British Cinema, Andrew Higson
15. Ireland and Cinema, Martin McLoone
16. Australian Cinema, Elizabeth Jacka
17. Canadian Cinema, Will Straw
18. Issues in World Cinema, Wimal Dissanayake
19. Indian Cinema, Ashish Rajadhyaksha
Reading: 'Popular Hindi Cinema', Rosie Thomas
20. Chinese Cinema, Berenice Reynaud
21 (a). Hong Kong Cinema: Discovery and Pre-Discovery, Stephen Teo
21 (b). China, and 1997, N. K. Leung
22. Taiwanese New Cinema, Kuan-Hsing Chen
23. Japanese Cinema, Freda Freiberg
24. African Cinema, N. Frank Ukadike
Reading: Hyenas, Richard Porton
25. South American Cinema, Julianne Burton-Carvajal
26. Film and Changing Technologies, Laura Kipnis
27. Film and Television, John Hill

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