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Capital and popular cinema : the dollars are coming!

Author: Valentina Vitali
Publisher: Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2016. ©2016.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Popular cinema has mostly been discussed from a 'cult' perspective that celebrates uncritically its 'transgressive' qualities. Capital and popular cinema responds to the need for a more solid academic approach by situating 'low' film genres in their economic and culturally-specific contexts and by exploring the interconnections between those contexts, the immediate industrial-financial interests sustaining the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Ressources Internet
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Version imprimée :
Vitali, Valentina.
Capital and popular cinema.
(OCoLC)948973345
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Valentina Vitali
ISBN: 9781526109774 1526109778 9781784997335 1784997331
OCLC Number: 1090485313
Description: 1 ressource en ligne (216 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Cover ; Capital and popular cinema; Contents; List of figures ; Acknowledgements ; Introduction: national cinema and unstable genres ; 1 The time of popular cinema ; 2 The exclusion of giallo films from the history of Italian cinema; 3 Mexico: the cinema of Fernando Méndez; 4 The Hindi horror films of the Ramsay brothers; Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Filmography; Index.
Responsibility: Valentina Vitali.

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Popular cinema has mostly been discussed from a 'cult' perspective that celebrates uncritically its 'transgressive' qualities. Capital and popular cinema responds to the need for a more solid academic approach by situating 'low' film genres in their economic and culturally-specific contexts and by exploring the interconnections between those contexts, the immediate industrial-financial interests sustaining the films, and the films' aesthetics. Through the examination of three different cycles in film production - the Italian giallo of Mario Bava, the Mexican films of Fernando Mňdez, and the Hindi horror cinema of the Ramsay Brothers - this book proposes a comparative approach that accounts for the whole of a national film industry's production ('popular' and 'canonic'), and is applicable to the study of film genres globally.

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'Capital and Popular Cinema . makes a convincing case for a more politically engaged form of film studies: For the study of films cannot be reduced to the chronicling of films and cinema. It emerged Read more...

 
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