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Frontiers of screen history : imagining European borders in cinema, 1945-2010

Author: Raita Merivirta; Kimmo Ahonen; Heta Mulari; Rami Mähkä
Publisher: Bristol, UK : Intellect, 2013.
Series: Studies on popular culture series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
Frontiers of Screen History provides an insightful exploration into the depiction and imagination of European borders in cinema after World War II. The editors and authors bring forward the geopolitical issues at the basis both the films of world-wide distribution, known to many, and others, shot within confining conditions or inhighly local places, remain unknown within prevailing canons.

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Frontiers of screen history.
Bristol, UK : Intellect, 2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Raita Merivirta; Kimmo Ahonen; Heta Mulari; Rami Mähkä
ISBN: 9781783201532 1783201533 9781783201525 1783201525
OCLC Number: 855504247
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 334 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Cover; Half Title; Title; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgements; Foreword; Introduction: Encounters with Borders; Worlds Divided by the Iron Curtain; Chapter 1: Imagining West Berlin: Spatiality and History in Wim Wenders' Wings of Desire, 1987; Chapter 2: 'What's Wrong with a Cowboy in Hamburg?': New German Cinema and the German-American Cultural Frontier; Chapter 3: The Collapse of Ideologies in Peter Kahane's The Architects; Chapter 4: How to Win the Cold War: Borders of the Free World in Guilty of Treason (1950) and Red Planet Mars (1952); Alternative Cultural Locations. Chapter 5: Crossing Over: On Becoming European in Aki Kaurismäki's CinemaChapter 6: Looking for Alternative London: The London Nobody Knows and the Pop-Geographical Borders of the City; Chapter 7: The Cité's Architectural, Linguistic and Cinematic Frontiers in L'Esquive; Borders Crossed, Borders Within; Chapter 8: Between Hamburg and Istanbul: Mobility, Borders and Identity in the Films of Fatih Akin; Chapter 9: Transnational Heroines: Swedish Youth Film and Immigrant Girlhood; Chapter 10: Family as Internal Border in Dogtooth; Post-Colonial Borders and Cultural Frontiers. Chapter 11: Gendered Conflicts in Northern Ireland: Motherhood, the Male Body and Borders in Some Mother's Son and HungerChapter 12: Heartlands and Borderlands: El Dorado and the Post-Franco Spanish Cinema as a Bridgehead between Europe and Latin America; Chapter 13: Subverted and Transgressed Borders: The Empire in British Comedy and Horror Films; Notes on Contributors; Index; Back Cover.
Series Title: Studies on popular culture series.
Responsibility: edited by Raita Merivirta, Kimmo Ahonen, Heta Mulari, Rami Mähkä.


While films have explored national and political borders, they have also attempted to identify, challenge, and imagine frontiers of another kind: social, ethnic, religious, and gendered. This title  Read more...


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