Traditions in World Cinema

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Linda Badley, R. Barton Palmer, Steven Jay Schneider
Rutgers University Press, 2006 - Performing Arts - 266 pages
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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
CENTRAL EASTERN AND NORTHERN EUROPEAN
65
SOUTH AMERICAN TRADITIONS
115
New Argentine Cinema
130
Israeli Persecution Films
160
New Iranian Cinema
176
PARTY ASIAN TRADITIONS
191
Chinese Melodrama
203
Japanese Horror Cinema
214
AMERICAN AND TRANSNATIONAL TRADITIONS
229
Index
254
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AFRICAN AND MIDDLE EASTERN TRADITIONS
141

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About the author (2006)

Linda Badley is a professor of English at Middle Tennessee State University.R. Barton Palmer is Calhoun-Lemon Professor of Literature at Clemson University in South Carolina.Steven Jay Schneider is an adjunct lecturer in the department of media culture at the City University of New York.

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