musicals--all have their own conventions, superficially similar to Hollywood and yet certainly distinct from it.
There has been surprisingly little scholarship done on popular European cinema as both art and social document. Popular European Cinema seeks to fill
this gap while illuminating two compelling contemporary issues: the nature of the popular, and the new Europe.
Popular European Cinema examines the reasons why films that are most popular with audiences in any one European country are seldom successful elsewhere.
Audiences themselves represent diverse class, gender, and ethnic identities that complicate the question of national cinema, not least with recent developments in formerly communist Eastern Europe and post-colonialist Western Europe. Through their individual studies, the contributors
open up a new area of study, using the medium of film to focus a wider discussion of popular European culture.
|Publisher:||Taylor & Francis|
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Table of Contents
Contributors: Dudley Andrew, Jose Arroyo, Christian Bosseno, Francois de la Breteque, Thomas Elsaesser, Maria Enzensberger, Michele Lagny, Sue Harper, Jean-Pierre Jeancolas, Carol Jenks, Malgorzata Hendrykowska, Veijo Hietala, Anne Marit Myrstad, Victor Perkins, Heide Schlupmann, Anita Skwara, Tytti Soila, Christopher Wagstaff