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Title:
Popular cinemas of Europe : studies of texts, contexts, and frameworks
Author:
Eleftheriotis, Dimitris.
ISBN:
9780826455925

9780826455932
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Publication Information:
New York : Continuum, 2001.
Physical Description:
xiv, 232 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents:
Machine generated contents note: Acknowledgments ix -- Introduction xi -- 1 1 -- "EUROPE" AND THE "EUROPEAN FILM" -- Europe-The European Film- Europe and the World in Until the -- End of the World-Notes -- 2 -- NATIONAL CINEMAS 25 -- Nation-National cinemas-The Nouvelle Vague-Notes -- 3 47 -- IDENTITY, DIFFERENCE, AND CULTURAL EXCHANGE -- Similarity, Difference, and European Cinema-The Films -- Mediterraneo-Bhaji on the Beach-Underground -- Diversity, Difference and Water-Notes -- 4 68 -- THE POPULAR AND THE EUROPEAN IN FILM STUDIES -- The Popular-Unravelling the Binaries: Art/Popular, Europe/ -- Hollywood-The National, the Popular and Le Gendarme -- The Films-The Context-Le Gendarme and National Identity -- Notes -- 5 92 -- GENRE CRITICISM AND THE SPAGHETTI WESTERN -- Genre Criticism and Spaghetti Westerns-Hybridity and -- Transculturation-The Italian Film Industry and the International -- Market in the 1960s-The Searchers, Ringo and Django -- The Searchers-Ringo and His Golden Pistol-Django -- Spaghetti Western, National Identity and Questions of Genre- -- Notes -- 6 134 -- ISSUES OF AUTHORSHIP AND THE CASE OF LINA WERTMOLLER -- The Difficulties of Authorship-Lina Wertmiiller: A Director of -- the Seventies -- Wertmiiller's Career-Critical Reception-The Films: "Too Much of -- Everything" -- Notes -- 7 153 -- GENDER, SEXUALITY, AND MEDITERRANEAN FAMILIES -- Melina Mercouri: From "Scarlet Woman" to "National -- Symbol"-La Cage aux folles and the Liberalism of the 1970s- -- The "Iberian Trilogy" and the Trials of Spanish Masculinity- -- Notes -- 8 180 -- EXHIBITION: THE APPARATUS MEETS THE AUDIENCE -- The Viewing Experience in 1970s Film Theory-Interruptions in -- the Open-Air Cinemas: Greek Culture and Cinema in the 1960s -- Texts-Open-Air Cinemas-National Culture -- Cinephilia in Nuovo Cinema Paradiso-The European Film -- Revisited-Notes -- Bibliography 210 -- Index 226.
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This book challenges the established conceptual and historical paradigm in Anglo-American film studies that perceives European cinema as essentially high art. Through a study of the specific contexts in which popular European films are produced, distributed and exhibited, the book proposes new analytical and critical frameworks for their study. Films analyzed in the book include Cinema Paradiso, Mediterraneo, Bhaji on the Beach, Until the End of the World, Underground, and JamonJamon.


Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introductionp. xi
1 "Europe" and the "European Film"p. 1
Europe
The European Film
Europe and the World in Until the End of the World
Notes
2 National Cinemasp. 25
Nation
National cinemas
The Nouvelle Vague
Notes
3 Identity, Difference, and Cultural Exchangep. 47
Similarity, Difference, and European Cinema
The Films
Mediterraneo
Bhaji on the Beach
Underground
Diversity, Difference and Water
Notes
4 The Popular and the European in Film Studiesp. 68
The Popular
Unravelling the Binaries: Art/Popular, Europe/Hollywood
The National, the Popular and Le Gendarme
The Films
The Context
Le Gendarme and National Identity
Notes
5 Genre Criticism and the Spaghetti Westernp. 92
Genre Criticism and Spaghetti Westerns
Hybridity and Transculturation
The Italian Film Industry and the International Market in the 1960s
The Searchers, Ringo and Django
The Searchers
Ringo and His Golden Pistol
Django
Spaghetti Western, National Identity and Questions of Genre
Notes
6 Issues of Authorship and the Case of Lina Wertmullerp. 134
The Difficulties of Authorship
Lina Wertmuller: A Director of the Seventies
Wertmuller's Career
Critical Reception
The Films: "Too Much of Everything"
Notes
7 Gender, Sexuality, and Mediterranean Familiesp. 153
Melina Mercouri: From "Scarlet Woman" to "National Symbol"
La Cage aux folles and the Liberalism of the 1970s
The "Iberian Trilogy" and the Trials of Spanish Masculinity
Notes
8 Exhibition: The Apparatus Meets the Audiencep. 180
The Viewing Experience in 1970s Film Theory
Interruptions in the Open-Air Cinemas: Greek Culture and Cinema in the 1960s
Texts
Open-Air Cinemas
National Culture
Cinephilia in Nuovo Cinema Paradiso
The European Film Revisited
Notes
Bibliographyp. 210
Indexp. 226