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The New European Cinema
Author: Rosalind Galt

ISBN: 9780231137171
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 312
Published: 17 January 2006
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.7 x 15.2 x 1.9
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"New European Cinema" offers a compelling response to the changing cultural shapes of Europe, charting political, aesthetic, and historical developments through innovative readings of some of the most popular and influential European films of the 1990s. Made around the time of the revolutions of 1989 but set in post-World War II Europe, these films grapple with the reunification of Germany, the disintegration of the Balkans, and a growing sense of historical loss and disenchantment felt across the continent. They represent a period in which national borders became blurred and the events of the mid-twentieth-century began to be reinterpreted from a multinational European perspective.

Featuring in-depth case studies of films from Italy, Germany, eastern Europe, and Scandinavia, Rosalind Galt reassesses the role that nostalgia, melodrama, and spectacle play in staging history. She analyzes Giuseppe Tornatore's "Cinema Paradiso," Michael Radford's "Il Postino," Gabriele Salvatores's "Mediterraneo," Emir Kusturica's "Underground," and Lars von Trier's "Zentropa," and contrasts them with films of th...

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