World on Film: An Introduction / Edition 1

World on Film: An Introduction / Edition 1

by Martha P. Nochimson
     
 

ISBN-10: 140513979X

ISBN-13: 9781405139793

Pub. Date: 03/08/2010

Publisher: Wiley

This uniquely engaging and lively textbook provides a comprehensive introduction to international film, from the golden age of European cinema to the contemporary blockbusters of India and Asia, and the post World War II emergence of global film culture.

  • Offers an overview of film culture in European countries such as France, Sweden and Spain, as well as

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This uniquely engaging and lively textbook provides a comprehensive introduction to international film, from the golden age of European cinema to the contemporary blockbusters of India and Asia, and the post World War II emergence of global film culture.

  • Offers an overview of film culture in European countries such as France, Sweden and Spain, as well as Africa, Hong Kong, China, and India, in a clear and conversational style to engage the student reader
  • Provides a detailed exploration of the impact of globalization on international cinema
  • Addresses the differences in visual and narrative strategies between Hollywood-influenced movies and international cinema

  • Highlights key words within the text and provides a comprehensive glossary of critical vocabulary for film studies

  • Includes over 80 film stills throughout the text, and a comprehensive companion website with a 'troubleshooting guide' for instructors that includes suggested syllabi at www.wiley.com/go/worldonfilm
  • Each chapter includes in-depth case studies of individual films and directors, cultural and historical context, selected filmographies, and ideas for projects, essays, and further research

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405139793
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
03/08/2010
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
460
Sales rank:
157,691
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Pt. I Nations Make Movies

Introduction: Other Languages, Other Stories

1 France: French Revolutions at the Movies

Case Study: Jean Renoir

Case Study: Jean-Luc Godard

2 Russia: Utopia and Dystopia

Case Study: Andrei Tarkovsky

3 Germany: From Darkness Toward Light

Case Study: Werner Herzog

4 Italy: The Myth of History, Neorealism, and Beyond

Case Study: Federico Fellini

5 Japan: Screening Modernism and Feudalism

Case Study: Akira Kurosawa

6 India: Cinema of Composition and Contradiction

Case Study: Amitabh Bachchan

Pt. II Moviemaking in the Global Village

Introduction: They Do It Their Way

7 Spain: Luis Bunuel, Playing with Ideas

8 Sweden: Ingmar Bergman, Being and Nothingness

9 Hong Kong: Wong Kar-wai, Now You See It

10 Senegal: Ousmane Sembene, Postcolonial Pioneer

11 Mainland China: Jia Zhangke, Freedom and the Sixth Generation

Glossary

Index

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