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European Cinema: Face to Face with Hollywood (Amsterdam University Press - Film Culture in Transition) [Hardcover]

By Thomas Elsaesser (Author)
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Has European cinema, in the age of globalization, lost contact not only with
the world at large, but with its own audiences? Between the thriving
festival circuit and the obligatory late-night television slot, is there
still a public or a public sphere for European films? Can the cinema be the
appropriate medium for a multicultural Europe and its migrating multitudes?
Is there a division of representational labor, with Hollywood providing
stars and spectacle, the Asian countries exotic color and choreographed
action, and Europe a sense of history, place and memory?

This collection of essays by an acclaimed film scholar examines how
independent filmmaking in Europe has been reinventing itself since the 1990s,
faced by renewed competition from Hollywood and the challenges posed to
national cinemas by the fall of the Wall in 1989. Elsaesser reassesses the
debates and presents a broader framework for understanding the
forces at work since the 1960s. These include the interface of "world
cinema" and the rise of Asian cinemas, the importance of the international
film festival circuit, the role of television, and the changing
aesthetics of auteur cinema. New audiences have different allegiances, and
new technologies enable networks to reshape identities, but European cinema
still has an important function in setting critical and creative agendas,
even as its economic and institutional bases are in transition.

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Amsterdam University Press
Pages   566
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.61" Width: 6.46" Height: 1.57"
Weight:   2.47 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Oct 1, 2005
Publisher   Amsterdam University Press
ISBN  9053566023  
ISBN13  9789053566022  

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More About Thomas Elsaesser

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Thomas Elsaesser is Professor of Film and Television Studies at the University of Amsterdam. Among his publications are "New German Cinema" (1989), "Early Cinema: Space Frame Narrative" (1990), "A Second Life" (1996) and "Fassbinder's Germany" (1996).

Thomas Elsaesser was born in 1943 and has an academic affiliation as follows - University of Amsterdam University of Amsterdam and Chair of Film and.

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