A Companion to Eastern European Cinemas (Wiley-Blackwell Companions to National Cinemas)

A Companion to Eastern European Cinemas (Wiley-Blackwell Companions to National Cinemas)

By: Aniko Imre (editor)Hardback

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A Companion to Eastern European Cinemas showcases twenty-five essays written by established and emerging film scholars that trace the history of Eastern European cinemas and offer an up-to-date assessment of post-socialist film cultures. * Showcases critical historical work and up-to-date assessments of post-socialist film cultures * Features consideration of lesser known areas of study, such as Albanian and Baltic cinemas, popular genre films, cross-national distribution and aesthetics, animation and documentary * Places the cinemas of the region in a European and global context * Resists the Cold War classification of Eastern European cinemas as other art cinemas by reconnecting them with the main circulation of film studies * Includes discussion of such films as Taxidermia, El Perro Negro, 12:08 East of Bucharest Big Toll, and Breakfast on the Grass and explores the work of directors including Tamas Almasi, Walerian Borowczyk, Roman Polanski, Jerzy Skolimowski, Andrzej -u^3awski, and Karel Vachek amongst many others

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Aniko Imre is an Associate Professor of Critical Studies at University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts. Her books include East European Cinemas (2005); Transnational Feminism in Film and Media (co-authored with Katarzyna Marciniak and Aine O Healy, 2007); Identity Games: Globalization and the Transformation of Media Cultures in the New Europe (2009); and Popular Television in Eastern and Southern Europe (co-authored with Timothy Havens and Kati Lustyik, 2011). She is also co-editor of the Global Cinemas book series.


Notes on the Editor and Contributors viii Foreword xv Dina Iordanova 1 Introduction: Eastern European Cinema From No End to the End (As We Know It) 1 Aniko Imre Part I New Theoretical and Critical Frameworks 23 2 Body Horror and Post-Socialist Cinema: Gyorgy Palfi s Taxidermia 25 Steven Shaviro 3 El perro negro : Transnational Readings of Database Documentaries from Spain 41 Marsha Kinder 4 Did Somebody Say Communism in the Classroom? or The Value of Analyzing Totality in Recent Serbian Cinema 63 Zoran Samardzija 5 Laughing into an Abyss: Cinema and Balkanization 77 Kriss Ravetto-Biagioli 6 Jewish Identities and Generational Perspectives 101 Catherine Portuges 7 Aftereffects of 1989: Corneliu Porumboiu s 12:08 East of Bucharest (2006) and Romanian Cinema 125 Alice Bardan 8 Cinema Beyond Borders: Slovenian Cinema in a World Context 148 Meta Mazaj and Shekhar Deshpande Part II Historical and Spatial Redefinitions 167 9 Center and Periphery, or How Karel Vachek Formed a New Government 169 Alice Lovejoy 10 The Polish Black Series Documentary and the British Free Cinema Movement 183 Bjorn Sorenssen 11 Socialists in Outer Space: East German Film s Venusian Adventure 201 Stefan Soldovieri 12 Red Shift: New Albanian Cinema and its Dialogue with the Old 224 Bruce Williams 13 National Space, (Trans)National Cinema: Estonian Film in the 1960s 244 Eva Naripea 14 For the Peace, For a New Man, For a Better World! Italian Leftist Culture and Czechoslovak Cinema, 1945 1968 265 Francesco Pitassio Part III Aesthetic (Re)visions 289 15 The Impossible Polish New Wave and its Accursed Emigre Auteurs: Borowczyk, Polanski, Skolimowski, and -u^3awski 291 Michael Goddard 16 Documentary and Industrial Decline in Hungary: The Ozd Series of Tamas Almasi 311 John Cunningham 17 Investigating the Past, Envisioning the Future: An Exploration of Post-1991 Latvian Documentary 325 Maruta Z. Vitols 18 Eastern European Historical Epics: Genre Cinema and the Visualization of a Heroic National Past 344 Nikolina Dobreva 19 Nation, Gender, and History in Latvian Genre Cinema 366 Irina Novikova 20 A Comparative Study: Rein Raamat s Big Toll and Priit Parn s Luncheon on the Grass 385 Andreas Trossek 21 The Yugoslav Black Wave: The History and Poetics of Polemical Cinema in the 1960s and 1970s in Yugoslavia 403 Greg De Cuir, Jr . Part IV Industries and Institutions 425 22 Follow the Money Financing Contemporary Cinema in Romania 427 Ioana Uricaru 23 An Alternative Model of Film Production: Film Units in Poland after World War Two 453 Dorota Ostrowska 24 The Hussite Heritage Film: A Dream for all Czech Seasons 466 Petra Hanakova 25 International Co-productions as Productions of Heterotopias 483 Ewa Mazierska 26 East is East? New Turkish Cinema and Eastern Europe 504 Melis Behlil Index 518

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  • publication date: 14/09/2012
  • ISBN13: 9781444337259
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 544
  • ID: 9781444337259
  • weight: 1358
  • ISBN10: 1444337254

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