Global Art Cinema New Theories and Histories
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Art cinema is a canonical term used in critical histories of postwar world cinema to carve out a space of aesthetic and commercial distinction that is neither mainstream nor avant-garde. For over fifty years, "art cinema" has defined how audiences and critics imagine cinema outside Hollywood, and this book uses art cinema's unique position to explore questions central to contemporary film studies. However, surprisingly little scholarly attention has been paid to the concept sincethe 1970s. The term itself almost began to seem quaint. Despite these conservative connotations, art cinema retains at its core a comparitivist and internationalist impulse central to any understanding of globalized…
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/29/2010
Size: 9.80" wide x 7.00" long x 1.00" tall