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Rethinking Genre in Contemporary Global Cinema

Silvia Dibeltulo editor.; Ciara Barrett editor.

Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan ; 2018

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  • Titolo:
    Rethinking Genre in Contemporary Global Cinema
  • Altro autore: Silvia Dibeltulo editor.; Ciara Barrett editor.
  • Editore: Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Anno: 2018
  • Descrizione fisica: 1 online resource (XV, 242 p. 3 illus., 1 illus. in color.).
  • Descrizione: 1. Introduction: Genres in Transition (Silvia Dibeltulo and Ciara Barrett) -- 2. Black, White, and Transnational: An Analysis of the Rise, Fall, and Potential Rebirth of the Contemporary Urban Dance Musical in Anglophone Western Cinemas (Ciara Barrett) -- 3. Tales of Loss, Betrayal, and Regain: Irishness and Ethnic Identity in Contemporary Irish-Themed American Gangster Films (Silvia Dibeltulo) -- 4. Neurotic and Going Nowhere: Comedy and the Contemporary Jewish American Male (Jennifer O’Meara) -- 5. Modern Bromance, Mikhail Bakhtin, and the Dialogics of Alterity (David Wall) -- 6. The En-genrement of the Nation: The Spanish Civil War Film and Guillermo del Toro’s Fantasies (Juan F. Egea) -- 7. Commedia all’ italiana American Style: Assessing the Recent Remakes of Classic Comedy Italian Style (Giacomo Boitani) -- 8. The Wuxia Films of Zhang Yimou: A Genre in Transit (Ian Kinane) -- 9. The “Smart” Teen Film 1990-2005: Identity Crisis, Nostalgia, and the Teenage Viewpoint (Laura Canning) -- 10. Constructing the Televideofilm: Corporatization, Genrefication, and the Blurring Boundaries of Nigerian Media (Noah Tsika) -- 11. From Nordic Gloom to Nordic Cool: Producing Genre Film for the Global Markets (Pietari Kääpä) -- 12. A Bollywood Commercial for Ireland: Filming Ek Tha Tiger in Dublin (Giovanna Rampazzo) -- 13. Kant’s Sublime and the Disaster Film after 9/11 (Barry Monahan) -- 14. Two Chronotopes of the Terrorist Genre (Cormac Deane) -- 15. Between Torture Porn and Zombie Apocalypse: Horror and Utopia in British-themed Biopolitical Films after 9/11 (Tamás Nagypál).
    Rethinking Genre in Contemporary Global Cinema offers a unique, wide-ranging exploration of the intersection between traditional modes of film production and new, transitional/transnational approaches to film genre and related discourses in a contemporary, global context. This volume’s content—the films, genres, and movements explored, as well as methodologies used in their analysis—is diverse and, crucially, up-to-date with contemporary film-making practice and theory. Significantly, the collection extends existing scholarly discourse on film genre beyond its historical bias towards a predominant focus on Hollywood cinema, on the one hand, and a tendency to treat “other” national cinemas in isolation and/or as distinct systems of production, on the other. In view of the ever-increasing globalisation and transnational mediation of film texts and screen media and culture worldwide, the book recognises the need for film genre studies and film genre criticism to cast a broader, indeed global, scope. The collection thus rethinks genre cinema as a transitional, cross-cultural, and increasingly transnational, global paradigm of film-making in diverse contexts.
  • Soggetti: Film genres; Motion pictures; Culture; Genre; Global Cinema and TV; Global/International Culture; Close Reading; Film Theory
  • Lingua: Inglese
  • Identificativo: ISBN: 3-319-90134-6
  • Lo trovi in: Risorse Elettroniche UniNA "Federico II"

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