European Cinema is the first book to provide overviews of key movements in European film history, from the inception of the medium in 1895 to the present.
This text includes accessible introductions to traditions as diverse as early Soviet cinema, German Expressionism, Surrealism, Italian Neoralism, the French New Wave, Ealing Comedy, East-Central European cinema, Contemporary Spanish cinema, and much more.
Top international scholars specially commissioned for this volume examine artistic developments in their industrial and more broadly historical context.
The book is divided chronologically into three sections, making it ideal for use in university film courses, and includes an invaluable glossary (comprising historical and foreign-language terms as well as technical terminology).
Dr Elizabeth Ezra is a Lecturer in European Film and Media at the University of Stirling. She took her PhD at Cornell University in 1992. Her previous publications include Georges Melies: The Birth of the Auteur (Manchester University Press, 2000), The Colonial Unconscious: Race and Culture in Interwar France (Cornell University Press, 2000). and co-edited with Sue Harris France in Focus: Film and National Identity (Bergman, 2001).
PART I: EARLY CINEMA; PART II: POSTWAR CINEMA; PART III: NEW CURRENTS; GLOSSARY OF FILM TERMS; BIBLIOGRAPHY; INDEX