Directory Of World Cinema
Since the 1970s, the works of filmmakers from the nations of Eastern Europe-- among them, Krzysztof Kieslowski, Bela Tarr, Istvan Szabo, and Jiri Menzel--have experienced an international upsurge in popularity. Charting the trends of the national cinemas of Poland, Hungary, and Yugoslavia, as well as the lesser-known industries of Serbia, Slovakia, and Romania, this new volume in the Directory of World Cinema series explores important genres in the cinema of Eastern Europe, including war films, new wave, comedies, and surrealist art cinema, with essays on the most prolific filmmakers, in-depth reviews of key titles, and suggested resources for further study.
Indian cinema teems with a multitude of different voices. The "Directory of World Cinema: India" provides a broad overview of this rich variety, highlighting distinctions among India's major cinematic genres and movements while illuminating the field as a whole. This volume's contributors--many of them leading experts in their fields--approach film in India from a variety of angles, furnishing in-depth essays on significant directors and major regions; detailed historical accounts; considerations of the many faces of India represented in Indian cinema; and explorations of films made in and about India by European directors including Jean Renoir, Peter Brook, and Emeric Pressburger.
Hollywood continues to reign supreme; from award-winning dramas to multimillion-dollar, special-effects-laden blockbusters, Tinseltown produces the films that audiences around the world go to the cinema to see. While the film industry has dramatically cha
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Building on the material presented in the first installment of the "Directory of World Cinema: Germany," this volume explores a range of compelling and sometimes surprising German films. Included here is an in-depth treatment of the sport film that identi
With high-profile Academy Award nominations and an increasing number of big-name actors eager to sign on to promising projects, independent films have been at the forefront in recent years like never before. But the roots of such critical and commercia
From the revered classics of Akira Kurosawa to the modern marvels of Takeshi Kitano, the films that have emerged from Japan represent a national cinema that has gained worldwide admiration and appreciation. "The Directory of World Cinema: Japan" provides an insight into the cinema of Japan through reviews of significant titles and case studies of leading directors, alongside explorations of the cultural and industrial origins of key genres.
Scotland, its people, and its history have long been a source of considerable fascination and inspiration for filmmakers, film scholars, and film audiences worldwide. A significant number of critically acclaimed films made in the last twenty-five years ha
From the interior drama of Lucrecia Martel s "The Headless Woman" to the energetic realism of Fernando Meirelles s "City of God" to the frightful fantasy of Guillermo del Torro s "Pan s Labyrinth" and "Hellboy" movies, Latin American cinema covers a vast landscape not only in terms of geography but also in terms of its genres and concerns. Bringing together contributions by leading experts and emerging young scholars, the "Directory of World Cinema: Latin America" offers a comprehensive overview of the region s diverse films.
With its sprawling celebrity homes, the Walk of Fame, and the iconic sign on the hill, Hollywood is truly the land of stars. Glamorous and larger than life, many of the most memorable motion pictures of all time have emanated from its multimillion-dollar film industry, which exports more films per capita than that of any other nation. "Directory of World Cinema: American Hollywood" lays out the cinematic history of Tinseltown-the industry, the audiences, and, of course, the stars-highlighting important thematic and cultural elements throughout.
Directory of World Cinema
Artistic, intellectual, and appreciably avant-garde, the French film industry has, perhaps more than any other national cinema, been perennially at the center of international filmmaking. With its vigorous business and wide-ranging film culture, France has also been home historically to some of the most influential filmmakers and movements - and, indeed, the very first motion picture was screened in Paris in 1895.
Argentina boasts one of the most popular, diverse, and successful film industries in Latin America. From early films about gauchos and the tango to human rights dramas and groundbreaking experimental documentaries, Argentina s cinematic output has achieve
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This third volume of the successful Directory of World Cinema series to focus on American independent filmmaking presents in-depth essays on forty-four filmmakers who have primarily worked outside the mainstream or on its industrial margins. Contributors
Directory of World Cinema