Traditions in World Cinema

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Linda Badley, R. Barton Palmer, Steven Jay Schneider
Rutgers University Press, 2006 - Performing Arts - 266 pages

Traditions in World Cinema brings together a colorful and wide ranging collection of world cinematic traditions--national, regional, and global--all of which are in need of introduction, investigation and, in some cases, critical reassessment. The movements described range from well-known traditions such as German expressionism, Italian neorealism, French, British, and Czech new wave, and new Hollywood cinema to those of emerging significance, such as Danish Dogma, postcommunist cinema, Brazilian post-Cinema Novo, new Argentine cinema, pre-independence African film traditions, Israeli persecution films, new Iranian cinema, Hindi film songs, Chinese wenyi pian melodrama, Japanese horror, and global found-footage cinema.

The essays, all written by recognized experts in the field, are jargon free and accessible to both general readers and students. In addition, each chapter is followed by a list of suggested films and readings, offering readers pathways to further viewing and study.

Bringing fresh insights to those movements that have provided significant and noteworthy alternatives to Hollywood, this book is an essential introduction to the rich diversity of world cinema.

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
German Expressionism
15
Italian Neorealism
29
The French New Wave
41
The British New Wave
52
The Czechoslovak New Wave
67
PostCommunist Cinema
95
PostCinema Novo Brazilian Cinema
117
Israeli Persecution Films
160
New Iranian Cinema
176
Popular Hindi Cinema and the Film Song
193
Chinese Melodrama
203
Japanese Horror Cinema
214
The New American Cinema
231
The Global Art of Found Footage Cinema
241
Index
254

New Argentine Cinema
130
Early Cinematic Traditions in Africa
143

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About the author (2006)

Linda Badley is Professor of English and Film Studies at Middle Tennessee State University. She is the author of Film, Horror, and the Body Fantastic (1995), Writing Horror and the Body (1996), and Lars von Trier (2010), and the co-editor of Traditions in World Cinema (2006).

R. Barton Palmer is the Calhoun Lemon Professor of Literature at Clemson University, where he directs the film studies program. He is the author, editor, or general editor of many books including Hollywood's Dark Cinema: The American Film Noir (1994), After Hitchcock: Influence, Imitation, and Intertextuality (2006), and A Little Solitaire: John Frankenheimer and American Film (2011).

Steven Jay Schneider is an Adjunct Lecturer in the Department of Media Culture at the City University of New York.

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