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British National Cinema

British National Cinema

2nd Edition

Sarah Street, Sarah Street
August 13, 2008

The first substantial overview of the British film industry with emphasis on its genres, stars, and socioeconomic context, British National Cinema by Sarah Street is an important title in Routledge's new National Cinemas series. British National Cinema synthesizes years of scholarship on British...

South African National Cinema

South African National Cinema

1st Edition

Jacqueline Maingard
December 14, 2007

South African National Cinema examines how cinema in South Africa represents national identities, particularly with regard to race. This significant and unique contribution establishes interrelationships between South African cinema and key points in South Africa’s history, showing how cinema...

German National Cinema

German National Cinema

2nd Edition

Sabine Hake
November 05, 2007

German National Cinema is the first comprehensive history of German film from its origins to the present. In this new edition, Sabine Hake discusses film-making in economic, political, social, and cultural terms, and considers the contribution of Germany's most popular films to...

Brazilian National Cinema

Brazilian National Cinema

1st Edition

Lisa Shaw, Stephanie Dennison
August 20, 2007

Brazilian cinema is one of the most influential national cinemas in Latin America and this wide-ranging study traces the evolution of Brazilian film from the silent era to the present day, including detailed studies of more recent international box-office hits, such as Central Station (1998) and...

Mexican National Cinema

Mexican National Cinema

1st Edition

Andrea Noble
November 07, 2005

From Amores Perros and Y Tu Mama Tambien, this books delves into the development of Mexican cinema from the intense cultural nationalism of the Mexican Revolution, through the 'Golden Age' of the 1930s and 1940s and the 'nuevo cine' of the 1960s, to the renaissance in Mexican cinema in the 1990s....

French National Cinema

French National Cinema

2nd Edition

Susan Hayward
June 17, 2005

This revised and updated version of a successful and established text, French National Cinema offers a thorough and much-needed historical overview of French cinema at a time when it continues to grow in popularity with films such as Amelie and Belleville Rendez-vous. Brought wholly up to date...

Chinese National Cinema

Chinese National Cinema

1st Edition

Yingjin Zhang
May 27, 2004

This introduction to Chinese national cinema covers three 'Chinas': mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. Historical and comparative perspectives bring out the parallel developments in these three Chinas, while critical analysis explores thematic and stylistic changes over time. As well as...

Irish National Cinema

Irish National Cinema

1st Edition

Ruth Barton
March 18, 2004

From the international successes of Neil Jordan and Jim Sheridan, to the smaller productions of the new generation of Irish filmmakers, this book explores questions of nationalism, gender identities, the representation of the Troubles and of Irish history as well as cinema's response to the...

Spanish National Cinema

Spanish National Cinema

1st Edition

Nuria Triana-Toribio
December 19, 2002

This study examines the discourses of nationalism as they intersected or clashed with Spanish film production from its inception to the present. While the book addresses the discourses around filmmakers such as Almodóvar and Medem, whose work has achieved international recognition, Spanish National...

Canadian National Cinema

Canadian National Cinema

1st Edition

Chris Gittings
December 13, 2001

Canadian National Cinema explores the idea of the nation across Canada's film history, from early films of colonisation and white settlement such as The Wheatfields of Canada and Back to God's Country, to recent films like Nô, LE Confessional Mon Oncle Antoine, Grey Fox, Highway 61,...

German National Cinema

German National Cinema

1st Edition


October 18, 2001

Sabine Hake presents the second edition of her comprehensive account of German cinema from its origins to the present. From The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari to Run Lola Run, Hake examines a range of films in relation to the social, political, economic and technological events surrounding them. The...

Nordic National Cinemas

Nordic National Cinemas

1st Edition

Gunnar Iverson, Astrid Soderbergh Widding, Tytti Soila
January 22, 1998

Nordic National Cinemas explores the film histories and cultures of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. The authors examine each country's domestic film production, social and political context and domestic audiences from the beginning of this century to the twentieth century.The authors...

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