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Transnational film culture in New Zealand

Author: Simon Sigley
Publisher: Bristol (GB) : Intellect, ©2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
La 4e de couv. porte : "In this innovative work of cultural history, Simon Sigley approaches cinema as a form of social practice. He examines the reception of international film theories and discourses and shows how these ideas helped to shape distinct cultural practices, including new forms of reviewing, new methods of teaching, and new institutions such as film societies, art-house cinemas, and film festivals in  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Simon Sigley
ISBN: 9781841506609 1841506605
OCLC Number: 960193183
Description: 1 v. (XI-281 p.) : couv. illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Chapter 1: In Defence of Films as Art * The Overseas Context * Film Availability in New Zealand * The Auckland Film Society (1929) * The Auckland Star Film Reviews Chapter 2: Second Thoughts About Art * The Wellington Film Society (1933) * The Road to Ruin * A Parliamentary Inquiry * Turning Left * The Federation of Film Societies * The Film Institutes (1934-39) Chapter 3: Thesis and Antithesis - Tomorrow on Film * Early Film Criticism * Defending the Cinema * The Importance of Documentaries * The Cinema and Education * Other Contributions Chapter 4: Public Policy and Private Enterprise * Institutions and Agents * The National Film Library * Independent Film Distribution * Film Criticism Goes National Chapter 5: Building the Cultural Infrastructure * The Revival * Developing Discursive Practices * Collaboration with Business * The Perils of Passivity Chapter 6: Happy Together: Education, Networks, Festivals * Magazines and Film Classes * The Winter Film School * Commerce and Co-operation * At the Art-house Chapter 7: Nouvelle Vague: Film Culture Meets Counterculture * The Auckland International Film Festival (1969) * Youth Culture and Film Censorship: 1930s Redux * The Wellington Film Festival * Some Conclusions Chapter 8: Between Spectacle and Memory * Film Festival Expansion * Programming the Nation * Festival Professionalization * Creating a Memory Site * Born in Poverty * The Last Film Search (1993-2000) * Roadmap for the Future
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A study of New Zealand film history that begins in the 1920s with the creation of the Auckland Film Society. Rather than focusing on the work of individual filmmakers, it studies the cinema as a form  Read more...


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