100 Years of European Cinema: Entertainment or Ideology?

100 Years of European Cinema: Entertainment or Ideology?

by Alison Smith, Diana Holmes


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780719058714
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Publication date: 03/01/2001
Pages: 212
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 1.50(h) x 9.50(d)

About the Author


Brooklyn, New York

Date of Birth:

December 12, 1968

Place of Birth:

Rochester, New York


B.A., Brown University, 1992

Table of Contents

List of illustrationsvii
List of tablesviii
Notes on contributorsix
Part IIdeologies and cinematic pleasure
1But eastward, look, the land is brighter: towards a topography of utopia in the Stalinist musical11
2Entertained by the class enemy: cinema programming policy in the German Democratic Republic27
3The forbidden films: film censorship in the wake of the Eleventh Plenum40
4Sex and subversion in German Democratic Republic cinema: The Legend of Paul and Paula (1973)52
5The Good Soldier Svejk and after: the comic tradition in Czech film64
6Cheaper by the dozen: La gran familia, Francoism and Spanish family comedy77
7Displacing the hero: masculine ambivalence in the cinema of Luis Garcia Berlanga89
8'When you're not a worker yourself ...': Godard, the Dziga Vertov Group and the audience100
9Quand une femme n' en est pas une: gendered spectatorship and feminist scopophilia in the early films of Jean-Luc Godard109
10The fictionalisation of terrorism in West German cinema120
Part IIEntertainment and its ideologies
11Of human bondage and male bonding: male relationships in recent Russian cinema133
12Entertainment - but where's the ideology? Truffaut's last films144
13Performance in the films of Agnes Varda158
14Singing our song: music, memory and myth in contemporary European cinema172
15Transatlantic crossings: ideology and the remake183
16'Faith in relations between people': Audrey Hepburn, Roman Holiday and European integration195

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